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Nominations invited for National Sports Convention Awards

Nominations invited for National Sports Convention Awards
May 1, 2017

To be presented at the National Sports Convention in July, nominations are now open for the Australian Sport, Recreation and Play Innovation Awards.

The awards, which recognise individuals, not-for-profits, commercial, recreation and sports sectors and will be presented on Thursday 20th July at the National Sports Convention Industry Awards and Networking Evening.

A key part of Australia’s largest community sport and recreation convention, categories for 2017 include: 

1. Programs, Activities or Events – that have been developed to encourage the community to be more active in large numbers;

2. Sports Turf – innovative solutions that encourage greater intensity and durability of natural or synthetic sports fields in a manner that allows for greater usage;

3. Technological Solutions and Products – for the Business to Business or the Business to Consumer markets that encourage more people to play sport or be active;

4. Play Grounds – designs and developments that 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 Communications – the packaging and communication of an opportunity in a manner that has encouraged more people to be active;

7. Facility Design and Development – innovative design and management that creates and environment where more people are active (built and natural environments); and

8. The Overall Sport, Recreation and Play Industry Award for Innovation – the winner will be chosen from one the above seven winners.

2017 Awards Winners
Up to three finalists will be short-listed and invited to the Industry Networking Evening where they will also be able to display their innovations, allowing the industry to celebrate their achievements.

Each category will be independently assessed by a panel of industry experts and the award winner will also receive $1,000 and the overall winner a further $2,000.

The online application is free and, unlike other ‘industry’ awards, is open to all – not just members of industry associations.

A statement from the event organisers explains “the awards are the first truly Australian awards for the whole sector and will celebrate innovation in the sector.”

For more information go to www.nationalsportsconvention.com.au/awards-form

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

Images courtesy of Nature Play Queensland.

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