The Jim Sawkins Award for Services to Event Management in the ACT was introduced in 2006 in memory of Jim Sawkins who died while orienteering on Sunday 5 June 2006 at Goorooyaroo, after being the organiser/course planner at Farrer Ridge on the previous day. Jim had been involved with Orienteering in the ACT since around 1980 as a competitor, organiser, course planner and controller. He was noted for his attention to detail and his willingness to put in the extra work essential to ensuring that any event with which he was involved was as good as it could possibly be. And he was always willing to take on extra tasks. Jim was the epitome of what an orienteering event official should be.
Ann Scown & John Scown
Easter Twenty 10 Organising Committee
Natalie Smith & Toni Brown
Julie & Sean Sunley
Andrew Cumming Thom
Marina Iskhakova and Fedor Iskhakov