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World Leisure announces International Innovation Prize

World Leisure announces International Innovation Prize
June 21, 2017

World Leisure has announced details of the seventh edition of the International Innovation Prize – an award that seeks to recognise organisations that have implemented creative solutions which foster local, national or international leisure opportunities for the benefit and development of individuals and communities.

The global body looks to reward originality, creativity, and innovation through the prize – considering leisure “in its broadest sense including culture, tourism, sports and recreation” and including different kind of initiatives related to policies, management, education, research, children, youth, aging, wellbeing, access and inclusion, diversity, gender, health, events, digital leisure, nature, and tourism.

Prize Winners
Initiated in 2006, World Leisure has awarded projects all over the world offering them a unique opportunity to be recognised by a high international level audience, gaining prestigious position and promotion in the leisure field.

The 2017 Innovation Prize winner will also have the opportunity to present the project to a large international audience, at the World Leisure Expo in the city of Hangzhou, China in November.

The winning organization representative will also receive the ‘George’ trophy, in honour of global industry innovator, the late George Torkildsen.

In addition, the winning organisation may also use the title ‘2017 World Leisure International Innovation Prize Winner’ and the Innovation Prize logo in their future media information. 

Travel and accommodation will be fully funded to attend the 2017 World Leisure Expo. 

Highly Commendable
World Leisure will recognise and award projects that are judged to be ‘Highly Commendable’. 

Applications criteria
The Innovation Prize is open to any public, voluntary, or private sector organization.

World Leisure welcomes programs, projects, services and policies that demonstrate, originality and creativity and have been operational for more than two years, showing an evidence of its long-term sustainability. 

The objectives of the project must be clearly stated providing examples that they have been met successfully. The project should contribute to promote social, cultural, economic, and environmental quality in the community. In addition, applicants must demonstrate that their project does not exist elsewhere but it could be potentially adapted to other situations.

Application submissions and deadline
Applications can be submitted in either English or Chinese. The written statement (excluding applicant’s name and contact details) is limited to 1,500 words. Graphs and data tables illustrating the project are acceptable.

The statements must be received by World Leisure Secretariat by 12.00hrs Central European time (CET) on 31st August 2017 and should be sent in Adobe PDF format to secretariat@worldleisure.org 

Click here to access a full document with more information.

Click here for more information on World Leisure Expo 2017.

Lower image: The late George Torkildsen.

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