2023 Prize announcements gala, Australian Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney

Congratulations to the 2023 Valerie Taylor Prize recipients:

The judges were thrilled by the range of successful projects, encompassing science, direct action and creative projects. The winning projects were announced at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Wednesday 16 August 2023. Blue World supported these projects with a prize pool of $30,000.

Orrca Cetacean Rescue and Rehabilitation Equipment Upgrade Project 

Bioluminescence Project An arts and engagement project at Tathra Wharf       

Hunter Community Environment Centre  An Offshore Wind Community Reference group funding

Dr Joseph DiBattista, Australian Museum – Southern Sydney Harbour Research and Engagement

So ShireMarine Biodiversity of Southern Sydney Project

Friends of Bongin Bongin Bay – A ‘no-take’ aquatic reserve campaign

Nature Coast Marine Group – Nature Coast Marine Monthly Tidie Cleanups and other projects

Prof David Booth, UTS How many weedy sea dragons are in Sydney? A citizen science sea dragon census.

Duncan Heuer Grey Nurse Shark Harmonisation Census website and comms project.

Eric Lobbeke Work in Progress; a creative visual documentation for the Ocean Lovers’ Festival

Friends of Parsley Bay Funds for an Aboriginal heritage report for both land and sea country at Parsley Bay.

Dr Sarah Jane Moore- Sydney Rock Oyster Performances, with Michael Galeazzi

Emma Pask and Merran Hughes announce prize recipients

The ocean community gather for festivities
Emily Jateff in conversation with Valerie Taylor AM
Sarah Jane Moore and Michael Galeazzi performing at the prize announcements gala