Awards & Grants

Selected awards, grants etc.

Winner Whitley Award 2015

2015 Reef Finder: Winner Best Illustrated Guide, 2015 Whitley Book Awards, Royal Zoological Society of NSW

2013 Awarded a major capacity building grant by the David & Lucile Packard Foundation to develop a Bahasa Indonesia language version of the Coral Finder Toolkit resources for coral identification.

2012 Awarded a major capacity building grant by the David & Lucile Packard Foundation to develop Training the Trainers resources for coral identification.

2010 Awarded a major capacity building grant by the David & Lucile Packard Foundation to develop training resources for coral identification.

2001 Asia Oceania Award for Television Series Japan Wildlife Film Festival for Wild Asia 3: Kingdoms of the Coast.

2001 Gold Certificate Medikinale International Film Festival Prix Leonardo, Italy for Menacing Waters.

2001 Best documentary category winner North Queensland Media Awards for Menacing Waters.

2000 Merit award for Visual Effects at the International Wildlife Film Festival for Ocean Empires

2000 Best Underwater Photography at the International Wildlife Film Festival for Ocean Empires.

2000 Award for Creative Excellence at the US International Film and Video Festival for Ocean Empires.

1999 Bronze award at the International Underwater Film Festival for Ocean Empires.

1996 Award for Creative Excellence at the United States International Film and Video Festival for The Blue Highway.

1995 Gold Medal in Nature category for Excellence in Photography, Animation and Music at the Prix Leonardo, Italy for Sex on the Reef.

1995 President of the Republic’s Award, 22nd Underwater Film Festival, Antibes, France for Coral Sea Dreaming.

1995 Palne d’Or (1st Prize) 22nd Underwater Film Festival, Antibes, France for Coral Sea Dreaming.

1994 Finalist at the Wildscreen Festival, the most prestigious of natural history film festivals, for Sex on the Reef.

1994 Special Prize of the Jury at the 5th International Festival of Documentaries of the Sea, Italy for Sex on the Reef.

1994 Highly commended: Specialized Cinematography Australian Cinematographers Society, National Awards for Sex on the Reef.

1994 Gold Camera Award: Nature at the United States International Film and Video Festival for Sex on the Reef.

1994 Golden Tripod for Best Nature Film, Australian Cinematographers Society, National Awards for Sex on the Reef.

1993 Gold Camera Award: Nature at the United States International Film and Video Festival for Coral Sea Dreaming.

1993 Best Nature Film at the 18th OKOMEDIA, International Ecological Film Festival, Germany for Sex on the Reef.

1993 Electronic Media category winner North Queensland Media Awards for the productions Coral Sea Dreaming & Sex on the Reef.

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