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Entries invited for 2019 Australian Sport, Recreation, Play Innovation Awards

Entries invited for 2019 Australian Sport, Recreation, Play Innovation Awards
June 27, 2019

The organisers of the National Sports Convention are inviting entries to the 2019 Australian Sport, Recreation, Play Innovation Awards which will be presented next month at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The Awards, which recognise individuals, not-for-profits, commercial, play, recreation and sport sectors for their innovations in getting people to be more active, were established in 2013 and have become recognised as one of the recreation and sport facilities sector's most respected programs.

The Awards cover the following categories, each assessed by a panel of industry experts:

1. Programs, Activities or Events
Innovative programs, activities and events that have been developed to encourage the community to be more active in large numbers.

2. Sports Surfaces
Innovative solutions that allow greater intensity and durability of natural, hybrid, synthetic or hard sports surfaces that allow for greater usage.

3. Technological Solutions and Products
Business to business or business to consumer innovations that encourage more people to play sport or to be active.

4. Playground Design and Development
Designs and developments that allow and encourage more children to play, have fun and be active.

5. Young Innovator
A young person (under 25) who has developed a program, space, activity, technological solution or innovative partnership that is encouraging more people to be active.

6. Marketing and Communication Innovations
The packaging and communication of an opportunity in a manner that has innovatively encouraged more people to be active.

7. Facility Design and Developments
Innovative design and management that create an environment where more people are active (built and natural environments).

8. The Overall Sport, Recreation and Play Industry Award for Innovation
This award will provide the prize for the National Sports Convention Sport, Recreation, Play Innovation Award. 

The winner will be chosen from one of the above seven winners.

Each category will be independently assessed by a panel of industry experts. As part of the National Sports Convention, the final three short-listed applicants will be given the opportunity to display their innovation as part of the Sport and Recreation Expo. This will allow people in the industry to view and appreciate their innovations.

Winners of each category will receive a $500 cash prize and a trophy and the Overall winner will be awarded $1,000 and a trophy.

Submissions are now open and close on Friday 5th July.

Click here for more information on the Awards

Click here to view details of the National Sports Convention in the Australasian Leisure Management Industry Calendar.

Image: 2018 NSC Industry Award Winners.

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