Course Setter of the Year

The annual Course Setter of the Year Award (the Graeme Mitchell Trophy) is awarded on the basis of competitor voting via an online survey.

For each State League or national event set by an ONSW member, a separate online survey will be made available on this page and all competitors will be able to undertake the survey. Surveys will remain open for a restricted time after each event, after which they will be closed and results collated.

The award will be presented at the annual Orienteering NSW awards in November.

 The 2023 events that count to the trophy are:

# Date Map Event Format  Setter Survey
1 Mar 25 Chevalier College NSW Sprint Champs Serena Doyle


2 Mar 26 Beyond Rocklea Middle Ant Nolan Closed
3 Apr 29 Tree Cave Track  Middle Ken Mills Closed
4 Apr 30 Soapy Flat  Long Stephan Wagner Closed
5 May 20 Kahli's Rocks Middle Gordon Wilson  Closed
6 May 21 Gumble Pinnacles  Long Greg Barbour  Closed
7 Jun 10 Yambo  Middle Colin Price 


8 Jun 11 Honeyeater Hideout  Long Stephen Craig  Closed
9 Jun 12 Newcastle University Sprint Oskar and Bjorn Mella Closed
12 Aug 26 The Kings School  Sprint x 2

Niamh Cassar /
Selwyn Sweeney

Race 1

Race 2

13 Aug 27 Mulgoa Middle Joshua Braidwood Closed
14 Sep 9 Breakfast Creek (New) NSW Middle Champs Peter Annetts Closed
15 Sep10 Breakfast Creek (New) NSW Long Champs Arpad Kocsik Closed

Previous Winners of the Graeme Mitchell Trophy

Year Course Setter Club
2022 Terry Bluett BN
2021 Anna Fitzgerald  GS
2020 not awarded  
2019 Alastair George BF
2018 Colin Price CC
2017 Matt and Barbara Hill  BH
2016 Bruce Meder BB
2015 Ross Barr GO
2014 Josh Blatchford / Matthew Parton NC / GS
2013 Robert Bradley WH
2012 Denis Lyons NC
2011 Ross Barr GO
2010 Nick Dent CC
2009 Karen Blatchford NC
2008 Terry Bluett BN
2007 Alex Davey WR
2006 Geoff Todkill NC
2005 Michael Davis WR
2004 Lyn Malmgron SHOO
2003 Lisa Lampe UR
2002 Eric Morris BN
2001 Deborah Cox BN
2000 Nick Wilmott UR
1999 Andrew Lumsden BF
1998 Jean Baldwin GS
1997 Kevin Williams WHO