NSC Awards

The National Sports & Physical Activity Convention 2021 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 industry.

2021 Australian Sport, Recreation and Play Innovation Categories for Awards Nomination

The award categories are:

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, whilst embracing the principles of sustainability.

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 30) 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), whilst embracing the principles of sustainability.

8. 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 seven 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.

The awards will be presented at the National Sports & Physical Activity Convention. Applications open 1st August and close 30th September 2021.

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