2019 CELEBRATING OUTDOOR LEARNING AWARDS - FINALISTS

A spotlight on innovative projects that encourage and enable more people to get out, be active, learn about and connect with the outdoors.

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COLA Judging Committee Overview
The Celebrating Outdoor Learning Awards are presented to Outdoor Learning professionals and organisations in recognition of their outstanding work, and to encourage excellence. The sector applauds those working on innovative projects to encourage and enable more people to get out, be active, learn about and connect with the outdoors.
The awards shine a spotlight on the exceptional work of a diverse group of professionals including instructors, teachers, leaders, managers, educators and researchers.

Finalist Judging
The judging committee was drawn from prominent members of four representative bodies in the sector.

“We are delighted to have received such high quality entries for this year's Celebrating Outdoor Learning Awards. Thank you to everyone who entered.
COLA Judging Committee

The committee selected a maximum of four finalists in each category. They looked for entries that met the submission requirements for the award category and celebrated the breadth of work of outdoor learning professionals and organisations. Decisions were made by majority vote.

Where a judge had a conflict of interest with an entry, they were NOT able to contribute to the judging of that entry or other entries in the same category. 
Award Winners
An online public vote is now open and will inform the judging committee for selecting a winner in each category. Award winners will be announced on the evening of the 3rd October following the Sector Strategic Forum
Please vote for one from each award category.

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* 1. Community Development Award

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* 2. Health & Wellbeing Award

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* 3. Workforce Engagement Award

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* 4. Environmental Awareness and Action Award


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* 5. Participation and Active Sports Award

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* 6. Outdoor Learning Research Award

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* 7. Student Dissertation Award

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