SCV Awards

The SCV Awards are back for 2019!

We would like to help recognise those members in our community for outstanding achievement. We aim to bring all aspects of the climbing community together by recognising those members who have contributed significantly giving up their time and devotion to climbing in Victoria.

Below, you will find a list of awards capturing aspects of climbing throughout Victoria. Please scroll through and if you think of someone, a business or a group that are deserving then please nominate them

Nominations can include achievements from November 2018 until August 31, 2019 when nominations will close.  This year, voting of the winners will be made open to SCV Members so you will decide the winners!

The awards will be presented at the AGM held later in the year.

Nominations are now closed, voting will be made available shortly.

Click here to view 2018 winners.

List of Awards

Climber of the Year (Male)
Climber of the Year (Female)
Young Climber of the Year (Junior/Youth Male)
Young Climber of the Year (Junior/Youth Female)
Gym of the Year
Coach of the Year
Team of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Community Project of the Year
Leadership Award
Ascent of the Year


Athlete of the Year Awards

Athlete of the Year awards recognise individuals from any discipline for athletic excellence. But, that’s not all we’re looking for. Awardees not only demonstrate commitment to the sport, they also epitomise Sport Climbing Victoria’s values of inclusiveness and good sportsmanship. Winners show respect for others, leadership and conduct worthy of an ambassador for the sport.

  • Climber of the Year (Male)
  • Climber of the Year (Female)
  • Young Climber of the Year (Junior/Youth Male)
  • Young Climber of the Year (Junior/Youth Female)

Gym of the Year

A “gym” is a climbing and/or bouldering specific gym. Eligible gyms demonstrate a high standard in safety, routesetting and staff education. They also create opportunities for climbers of all levels to improve and meet others. Gyms also help develop the sport of climbing and/or bouldering, both at an elite and recreational level. They provide expertise, an encouraging environment and modern facilities and equipment for climbers to succeed.


Coach of the Year

Eligible coaches are nominated for outstanding coaching achievement. Coaches must also present a positive image, respect for clients and demonstrate concern for their athletes’ careers. Above all, they must adopt an anti-doping stance. Qualifications are encouraged.


Team of the Year

A “team” is comprised of more than three members – for example, organised by a school, club or climbing gym. The team should achieve specific goals and demonstrate regular, structured interactions. Eligible teams have achieved success in their field in the past year.


Volunteer of the Year

This award recognises an individual who has been actively involved in the sport at a volunteer capacity. By generously devoting time, resources and energy, the individual makes a real difference within the Victorian climbing community. Going above and beyond, the awardee works – unpaid – for the best interest of the sport and its people.


Community Project of the Year

Celebrating the single most outstanding community project this year, this award recognises events, campaigns or other projects that benefit the local climbing community. Significant, original projects that work with a community to directly address needs, provide pathways to success and create opportunities for individuals to join a community are encouraged. Projects should also be effective, organised and well executed.


Leadership Award

Honouring an individual who demonstrates exceptional leadership qualities, this award recognises someone who motivates and inspires people around them to accomplish. The individual inspires a high level of commitment from others through leading by example. They tirelessly work to create an environment where others can excel.


Ascent of the Year

This award recognises a significant ascent from any discipline (Sport, Trad, Boulder or Alpine). This could be a route of significance, a particular milestone (e.g. Youngest person to climb 34), a notable ascent style or a notable new route.

*The person nominated must be Victorian