Effective interpretation of our natural and cultural heritage makes a difference to our daily lives. It helps us understand and navigate our world, and adds depth and insight to our experiences in museums, zoos, parks, the outdoors and commercial environments.
The Interpretation Australia National Awards for Excellence were established in 2008 to recognise and reward outstanding heritage interpretation.
The IA Awards are judged by a panel of experts with comprehensive experience in the field of heritage interpretation. Receiving an IA Award acknowledges that you are a leader in the profession and that your work has made a vital contribution to the success of your project.
ENTER THE 2018 AWARDS
Submissions for the 2018 IA Awards for Excellence are now closed.
For Submission Guidelines for all awards please click here.
|Award for Excellence||Project Under $15,000|
|Award for Excellence||Project between $15,000 – $50,000|
|Award for Excellence||Project between $50,000 – $150,000|
|Award for Excellence||Project over $150,000|
|Award for Excellence Judges Choice|
|Georgie Waterman||Individual – Lifetime Achievement|
|Young Achievers||Individual – Emerging Professional|
Georgie Waterman Award
Since 1999, Interpretation Australia has celebrated the life of interpreter Georgie Waterman by awarding the Georgie Waterman Award to an outstanding interpreter.
The Georgie Waterman Award recognises individuals who have made an outstanding and sustained contribution to the development of the profession of interpretation in Australia. The key focus for this award is on the sustained contribution being made to the profession.
Young Achievement Award
The Young Achievement Award is for emerging professionals who are making an outstanding contribution to the development of interpretation in Australia. First presented in 2008, this award celebrates inspiration, creativity, innovation and audience awareness of young individual who demonstrates commitment to Interpretation as their chosen profession.