Nominations for the 2021 Australian macadamia industry awards are now open

Nominations for the Norman R. Greber OAM Memorial Trophy and AMS Awards of Excellence are now open.

The Norm Greber Award as it is widely known, honours our industry’s founding father Norman Greber and his life-long ambition to establish the Australian macadamia industry on a commercial basis.

Introduced in 2019, the Industry Innovation Award and Young Achievers Award aim to recognise a person, or collaborative group of people, who have contributed a new and beneficial industry innovation and an outstanding achievement by a young person (aged under 40 years) relevant to the macadamia industry. 

The awards aim to showcase excellence in key practice areas and to encourage our vibrant young industry to continue to grow and develop in an exciting and positive way. 

Nominations close 5pm Friday 16 July with winners announced at AusMac2021.

Norman R. Greber OAM Memorial Trophy

Nominations for this award should outline how the nominee has made an outstanding contribution to the Australian macadamia industry in any sector. Both the nominee and proposer must be financial members of the Australian Macadamia Society.

Download the nomination form here.

Macadamia Industry Young Achiever Award

Nominations for this award should outline the following:

a) How the nominee has been actively engaged in the macadamia industry at a level that requires some individual initiative (growing, consulting, research, processing, exporting, marketing & sales, etc) 


b) How the nominee has actively participated in industry events and shown creativity, innovation and/or leadership in their field


c) How the nominee has contributed to improving the industry via: improved production/grower returns/environmental outcomes, cost reduction, or by positively showcasing the industry to the community

Download the nomination form here.

Macadamia Industry Innovation Award 

Nominations for this award should outline how the nominee has introduced an innovation, new idea or perspective into the industry. Outline how the innovation has shown:

a)    originality

b)    ease of adoption

c)    benefit to the industry.

Download the nomination form here.


Image (top) - 2020 Young Achiever Award winner Jarrah Coates of Coates Horticulture. Click here to read his story.

Image (bottom) - 2020 Innovation Award winners Daniel and Belinda Blanco of Gympie, QLD with their mobile dehusker and sorting plant. Click here to read their story.

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