NSC | IAKS 2024 will once again have the honour of hosting the Australian Sport, Recreation and Play Innovation Awards.
The purpose of these Industry Innovation 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.
2024 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.
Supported by ActiveXchange.
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. 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. MAJOR EVENT PROMOTION
Providing community opportunities to grow participation by aligning a mass participation or a major spectator event.
Innovations in technology that support Business to Business (B2B) improvements for the industry or Business to Consumer (B2C) experiences.
8. 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. Supported by VAILO.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. PLAYGROUND DESIGN
Designs and developments that allow and encourage more children to play, have fun and be active.
12. COMMUNITY SPORTS FUNDRAISING
Innovative and collaborative community fundraising projects which enable increased participation and community cohesion. Eligible projects are those that fundraised on the ASF fundraising platform in 2022. For Terms and Conditions please click here.