NSC Awards

The National Sports & Physical Activity Convention 2022 will host the Australian Sport, Recreation and Play Innovation Awards again.

The purpose of the Awards is to recognise individuals, not-for-profits, commercial, play, recreation and sport sectors, on their innovations to get more people active in the community.

2022 Australian Sport, Recreation and Play Innovation Categories for Awards Nomination

The award categories are:

1. PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

Innovative programs, activities and events that have been developed to encourage the community to be more active.

2. SPORT AND INCLUSION

How sport can make a difference to an inclusive society and how inclusion can grow participation in play, recreation and community sport.

3. SOCIAL VALUE OF PARTICIPATION

Measuring the impact that participation has on the health, economic and community value of a community

4. MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

The communication messages that innovatively activates the community for more people to be active, play, recreate and participate in community sport.

5. MAJOR EVENT PROMOTION

Providing community opportunities to grow participation by aligning a mass participation or a major spectator event.

6. TECHNOLOGY

Innovations in technology that support Business to Business (B2B) improvements for the industry or Business to Consumer (B2C) experiences.

7. SPORT AND LEISURE FACILITY DESIGN

Innovative design and management that creates an environment where more people are active (built and natural environments), whilst embracing the principles of sustainability.

8. SPORTS SURFACES

Innovative solutions that allow greater intensity and durability of natural, hybrid, synthetic or hard sports surfaces that allow for greater usage, whilst embracing the principles of sustainability.

9. SPORT AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Innovations that organisations have embraced that recognise the impact that sport can have on climate change and how they have focused on reducing their carbon footprint.

10. PLAYGROUND DESIGN

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

11. THE OVERALL SPORT, RECREATION AND PLAY INDUSTRY AWARD FOR INNOVATION

This award will provide the prize for the National Sports & Physical Activity Convention Sport, Recreation and Play Innovation Award. The winner will be chosen from one of the above ten category winners.

Each category will be independently assessed by a panel of industry experts.

As part of the National Sports & Physical Activity Convention, the final three short-listed applicants will be provided with an opportunity to display their innovation as part of the Community Sport & Physical Activity Expo for the industry to appreciate their innovations.

Applications open 1st April and close 1st June 2022.

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