TERRI Irwin received top honours in the Environment category at the prestigious annual InStyle and Audi Women of Style Awards ceremony last night.

"Terri's optimism and passion hugely impressed our judging panel," said InStyle editor Kirsten Galliott.

"We're delighted to celebrate her achievements and her ambitions for environmental preservation."

Since the passing of her husband, Steve, in 2006, Irwin has remained committed to Australia Zoo, the property they took over in 1992, as well as other conservation projects, including the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve, a vast tract of land in Cape York.

Irwin, 49, won the award over fellow Environment category nominees Romilly Madew (urban sustainability advocate) and Anna Skarbek (climate change lobbyist).

More than 300 guests attended the red-carpet awards ceremony in Sydney last night. Guests included

Rachel Griffiths, Claudia Karvan, Jessica Mauboy, Jana Wendt, Rebecca Gibney, Jessica Gomes, Tara Moss, Kate Ceberano, Collette Dinnigan, Layne Beachley, Terry Biviano and Anthony Minichiello, Melissa Doyle, Susie Porter, Nicole Trunfio, Rachael Finch, Tim Ross, Michelle Bridges, Michael and Lindy Klim, Brendan Cowell, Marta Dusseldorp, Cheyenne Tozzi, Leona Edmiston, Danielle Spencer, Kym Ellery and Jesinta Campbell.

The full list of the 2014 InStyle and Audi Women of Style Award winners is:

Arts & Culture: Marion Potts
Nominees: Kate Ceberano and Tara Moss

Beauty: Gillian Franklin
Nominees: Kirsten Carriol and Pippa Hallas

Business: Cassandra Kelly
Nominees: Jodie Fox and Emma Isaacs

Charity & Community: Samah Hadid
Nominees: Dannielle Miller and Olivia Newton-John

Entertainment: Rebecca Gibney and Jessica Mauboy
Nominee: Isla Fisher

Environment: Terri Irwin
Nominees: Romilly Madew and Anna Skarbek

Fashion: Leona Edmiston
Nominees: Kym Ellery and Sophie Holt

Lifestyle: Catherine Martin
Nominees: Lucy Feagins and Karen Martini

Readers' Choice: Jessica Mauboy


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