The Australian Sport, Recreation and Play Innovation Awards
As part of the National Sports Convention 2018, is the hosting of the Australian Sport, Recreation and Play Industry Innovation Awards. The purpose of the Awards is to recognise individuals, not-for-profits, commercial, play, recreation and sport sectors, in how they are being innovative to get more people active.
The theme of the convention is focused on Innovation. The anticipated outcome is to encourage reflection and potential activities. The purpose of the Awards is to recognise innovation and success that is occurring in the industry using the following categories:
1. PROGRAMS, ACTIVITIES AND 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 the business to consumer innovations that encourage more people to play sport or 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 OF THE YEAR
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 INNOVATIONS
The packaging and communication of an opportunity in a manner that has innovatively encouraged more people to be active.
7. FACILITY DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
Innovative design and management that creates 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 and trophy for the National Sports Convention Sport, Recreation and Play Innovations Award. The winner will be chosen from one 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 provided with an opportunity to display their innovation as part of the Sport and Recreation Expo, so the industry can appreciate their innovations.
The awards will be presented on Tuesday 17th July at the National Sports Convention Industry Networking Evening in the Victoria University Active Living Theatre, within the Sport and Recreation Expo. Trophies and cash prizes are to be provided to all winners. Applications open May 2018.
2017 award winners