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what's on 4 kids awards 2022

Countdown to the What's On 4 Kids Awards Event!

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National Business Awards for the Kids Activity & Party Industries

Saturday, October 8th 2022, Twin Towns, Tweed Heads.

NOMINATE HERE

 

Each year the What’s On 4 Kids Awards shine a spotlight on and celebrate the very best in Australia’s children’s activities, parties and family entertainment industries.

This year we will be bringing the Awards fun to Tweed Heads for our first in-person celebration since 2019.  Finalists will join us from all over Australia to celebrate the industry! More details to come soon.

Nominations now open: https://form.jotform.com/221210630835848

 

*Late nominations will be accepted with a late fee.  Contact [email protected] for details*

The children’s activity industry is an essential part of the Australian community.

The skills and life lessons children receive from participating in classes, activities, clubs and services helps to develop their physical, social, mental, emotional growth and encourages them to set goals, develop a growth mindset and also deal with disappointment.  All skills for life.

The past 2 years have been challenging for the industry.  The impact of Covid-19 led to cancellations of classes, parties and live events all across Australia.  We now look forward to a new year where the industry can get back to doing what they are passionate about and Aussie kids can get back to doing what they love.

As a small business ourselves, we are proud to offer this annual awards event and the opportunity for like-minded businesses to network and connect. 

Amy Sales
Owner, What’s On 4 Kids AU
Founder of Glass Slipper Entertainment 

Each year the national What’s On 4 Kids Awards shine a spotlight on and celebrate the very best in Australia’s children’s activities, parties, and family entertainment industries.

The Awards offers the industry an opportunity to be recognised as one of Australia’s best and most loved business owners and gain the credibility to explore new opportunities, partnerships, growth, and expansion. Winners and finalists can create unique marketing and promotional opportunities leading to new families joining their community and retaining the existing ones.

How does it work?

There are two opportunities to win for most of the categories.

Nominees are judged by highly regarded and experienced business owners and those chosen will be awarded the judged winner.

The People’s Choice Awards are still a favourite within the parent community and will return as part of the awards again this year.

This year will be an in-person awards night again allowing businesses from all over Australia to come together for networking and celebration.

Note: Nomination fees apply.

This industry is an essential part of Australia’s community.

The skills and life lessons children receive from participating in these classes, activities, clubs and services helps develop their physical, social, mental, emotional growth and encourages them to set goals, develop a growth mindset and also deal with disappointment.

2020 was a challenging year for the industry.  The impact of Covid-19 led to cancellations of classes, parties and live events all across Australia.  We look forward to a new year where the industry can get back to doing what they are passionate about and Aussie kids can get back to doing what they love.

As a small business ourselves, we are proud to offer this annual awards event. We also welcome interest from prospective sponsors and partners. From all of us here at What’s On 4 Kids, Good Luck!

Amy Sales
Owner, What’s On 4 Kids

KEY DATES

Nominations Open

Monday 9th May
2022

Nominations Close

Friday 10th June
2022

Voting Commences

Monday 20th June
2022

Voting Ends

Sunday 24th July
2022

National Awards Event

Saturday 8th October
2022

2022 What’s On 4 Kids Awards Categories

Best Local Baby/Toddler Activity/Class (0-3 years)
Any independent local activity or class that is not franchised or licensed and designed specifically for babies and/or toddlers (0-3 years)
Best Local Preschooler Activity/Class (3-5 years)

Any independent local activity or class that is not franchised or licensed and designed specifically for preschool aged children (3-5 years)

Best Local School-Aged Kids Activity/Class (5-12 years)
Any independent local activity or class that is not franchised or licensed and designed specifically for school-aged children (5-12 years)
Best Local Franchisee Activity/Class (0-3 years)
Any local activity or class that is part of franchise or license and designed specifically for babies and/or toddlers (0-3 years)
Best Local Franchisee Activity/Class (3-5 years)
Any local activity or class that is part of franchise or license and designed specifically for toddlers (3-5 years)
Best Local Franchisee Activity/Class (5-12 years)
Any local activity or class that is part of franchise or license and designed specifically for school-aged children (5-12 years)
Best New Kids Activity/Party Business (up to 3 years in business)

An activity or party provider business that has been trading for less than three years from April 2022. This business cannot be part of an existing franchise, license or larger business. Note: The judges will be more focused on future potential and sustainability rather than an entrant’s ability to show turnover and profit growth at this early stage.

Best Activity/Class for Parents and Children

An activity or class that encourages participation and/or a developmental benefits between the child and parent/guardian. This category is open to franchises and independent business owners.

Best Kids School Holiday Activity

An activity for kids that is designed specifically for the school holiday period.

Best Volunteer Led Activity/Class for Kids
An activity/class for kids that is run by volunteers. This can include ‘meet up’ events with families/community groups but children need to be involved. Note: There is no fee for this category.
Best National Baby Activity/Class (0-2 years)
Any national activity or class (i.e in more than one state) for babies (0-2 years).
Best National Toddler Activity/Class (2-3 years)
Any national activity or class (i.e in more than one state) for toddlers (2-3 years)
Best National Pre-Schooler Activity/Class (3-5 years)
Any national activity or class (i.e in more than one state) pre-schoolers (3-5 years)
Best National School Aged Activity/Class (5-12 years)
Any national activity or class (i.e in more than one state) for school-aged children (5-12 years)
Best Family Day Out
Open to places, venues and locations anywhere in Australia that accommodate and appeal to families outings e.g museums, theme parks, water playgrounds.
Best Activity for Kids with Additional Needs
Open to activities and classes which are developed or modified for children with additional needs or disabilities in mind.
Best Kids Party Entertainer

For businesses that provide entertainer services at children’s birthday parties. This award is for people who wish to be recognised for their individual ability to entertain at children’s parties (including birthdays and other parties).

Best Kids Party Product Provider or Party Hire

For business owners that provide party products for children’s parties. This can be online or instore. Does not include a party host or entertainer.

Best Kids Party Venue
For party venues that specifically host children’s birthday parties e.g indoor play centres, party pamper. The venue must be a location that they own or lease (not a public park).
Best Local Kids Live Show
For business owners that offer live entertainment through shows locally. This must be live in front of people in less than 3 states or territories on an annual basis. Note: Due to the impact of Covid-19 and the cancellation of events, we will recognise live event shows that made a pivot to online and virtual shows for 2020.
Best National Kids Live Show
For business owners that offer live entertainment through shows nationally. This must be live in front of people on a national scale in more than 4 states or territories. Note: Due to the impact of Covid-19 and the cancellation of events, we will recognise live event shows that made a pivot to online and virtual shows for 2020.
Best Team Culture
For business owners that have a team and have created an outstanding workplace that has led to a committed, effective and motivated team.
Best Customer Focus
For business owners that offer excellent customer service through communication, service offering and ongoing relations.
Outstanding Coach/Teacher for 0-5 year olds
For an individual coach or teacher in the kid’s activity industry that provides services for children aged 0-5 years who is loved by their community. This is also open to franchisees. Note: This is an individual acknowledgment award and judging will be based on that.
Outstanding Coach/Teacher for 5-12 year olds
For an individual coach or teacher in the kid’s activity industry that provides services for children aged 5-12 years who is loved by their community. This is open to franchisees. Note: This is an individual acknowledgment award and judging will be based on that.
Kids Activity Industry Leader of the Year
An industry leader may be a business or an individual who demonstrates exemplary services within the industry and can provide examples of making a difference in children’s lives.
Best Kids Party/Live Entertainer Industry Leader of the Year

An industry leader may be a business or an individual who demonstrates exemplary services within the industry and can provide examples of making a difference in children’s lives.

Best Kids Activity for Cultural Diversity
For classes or activities that encourage cultural diversity and inclusion for Australian children.
Best Online Classes for Kids
For online classes for kids that encourage physical, mental, social/emotional or intellectual growth and development.
Best YouTube Channel for Kids
For businesses that have a youtube channel specifically for children which are interactive and involve children’s participation in some form ie dance, singing cooking etc.
Hall of Fame

An activity or party provider business that has demonstrated excellence and leadership in the industry for 10 years+

This is how we like to celebrate!

The What’s On 4 Kids Awards is an annual event which brings together the industry to celebrate in a fun and creative way.  Over the years we’ve had pineapple dances, magicians, live singing, heartfelt keynotes and children’s performances.

Winners and finalists will leave the event with unique marketing and promotional opportunities generating interest from new families who join their community and keep their existing families who are proud of their children to be attending award-winning classes.

Accommodation Option

Mantra, Twin Towns, Coolangatta

A moment away is the famous Greenmount beach and beautiful Rainbow Bay – where the glistening waters and rolling surf tempt you in for a dip. Take a scenic walk along Marine Parade or visit one of the many surf clubs dotting the coast. At your Gold Coast hotel there’s always something to do with great facilities like the fitness centre and steam room, mini golf course and games room, two tennis courts, outdoor barbeque area, heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, massage service on request, 24 hour reception, concierge and tour desk.

You’ll find the accommodation you’re looking for at Mantra Twin Towns Hotel. Choose an apartment or stylish hotel style room. All rooms feature stylish furniture, a cable TV, direct dial phones, microwaves and refrigerators.

For a discounted rate of 10% per night (double bed rooms avail) contact:

[email protected]
T  1800 19 20 20
Book here.

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