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Honour Roll

Since 1999 the Australian apple and pear industry has celebrated is growth, innovation and achievement through its annual awards.

Across the years, award categories have been expanded to recognise the many areas and individuals who contribute to the success of our industry. the awards have become the APAL Awards for Excellence.

Previous recipients of the awards are listed below.

Grower of the Year Award

Lifetime Achievement Award (previously called the Legends Roll of Honour)

Young Grower of the Year Award

Rising Star of the Year Award

Women in Horticulture Award

Environmental Award

Innovative Marketing Award

Research and Extension Award

Productivity Partner Award

Industry Impact Award

Exporter of the Year Award

Environment and Sustainability Award

Agritourism Award

Inducted by the Australian Fresh Fruit Company (AFFCO)*

There was no awards ceremony in 2021 or 2017

*AFFCO was established as a network of major companies operating in the Australian fruit sector in 1995 and operated until early 2012. APAL  acquired the name after AFFCO ceased operating and took on some of its responsibilities including recognising industry talent.