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Connect – Inspire – Celebrate

National Industry Awards for the Kid’s Activity & Party Industry

Saturday, June 1st 2019, Sheraton Grand Mirage, Gold Coast

Each year the national What’s On 4 Kids Awards shine a spotlight on and celebrate the very best in Australia’s kid’s activity, party, and family entertainment industry. 

The What’s On 4 Kid’s Awards offers a range of opportunities that go further than the winning moments on the night.

The Awards offers nominees the 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 exposure and promotional opportunities leading to the attendance of new families and retaining of existing ones.

Attendance at the conference gives access to powerful insights and knowledge specific to their industry and be part of an exclusive network to build relationships with other industry business owners.

These businesses are an essential part of Australia’s small and medium-sized business community but more importantly the greater community at large.  They provide activities, classes, clubs, school holiday programs, shows, and entertainment for our young people, for the next generation. The skills and life lessons they obtain from these business owners develop their physical, social, mental, emotional and spiritual growth and encourages them to set goals and go through life with a growth mindset.

As a small business ourselves, we are proud to offer this annual awards and conference event. We welcome contact from interested sponsors and partners.

From all of us here at What’s On 4, good luck!

Elise Easdown

Owner, What's On 4 kids

KEY DATES

Nominations Closed – Late entries accepted at an additional fee until 10th May 2019.
Contact us at [email protected] for details.
Online Voting & Judging Completion Commences – 10am 23th April 2019
Online Voting & Judging Ends – Midnight 12th May 2019
Conference & Awards – Saturday 1st June 2019

2019 What’s On 4 Kids Awards Sponsors

2019 What’s On 4 Kids Awards Categories

Best Local Baby/Toddler Activity (0-3 years)

Best Local Preschooler Activity (3-5 years) 

Best Local School-Aged Kids Activity (5-12 years)

Best New Kids Activity (up to 3 years in business)
Proudly sponsored by ThinkSmart Software (Class Biz)

Best Activity for Parent and Child
Proudly sponsored by Ready Steady Go Kids

Best Kids School Holiday Activity

Best Volunteer Activity for Kids

Best National Baby Activity (0-2 years)

Best National Toddlers Activity (2-3 years)

Best National Preschooler Activity (3-5 years)

Best National School Aged Activity (5-12 years)

Best Family Day Out

Best Family Holiday Destination
Proudly Sponsored by What’s On 4 Travel

Best Activity for Kids with Additional Needs

Best Kids Party Entertainer

Best Kids Party Product Provider

Best Kids Party Venue

Best Kids Live Show Local

Best Kids Live Show National

Best Recruitment Strategy

Best Team Culture

Best Customer Focus

Best Marketing Campaign

Leading International Kids Activity Provider

Best Franchised Kids Activity

Outstanding Coach/Teacher for (0-5 years)

Outstanding Coach/Teacher for (5-12 years)

Kids Activity Industry Leader of the Year

Best Kids Party Industry Leader of the Year

Best Kids Activity for Cultural Diversity

Best Educational Online/Digital Program for Kids

Australia’s Favourite Children’s Author/Illustrator
Proudly Sponsored by Ocean Reeve Publishing

The What’s On 4 Kids Conference

The What’s On 4 Kids Conference is an annual event which combines an inspiring and educational programme with presentations from leading speakers, panel discussions, and masterminds. This is the ideal chance for those in the kid’s activity and party industry to network, interact with the experts and go away from the day feeling empowered and inspired.

 

Awards Emcee

Emily Dickson

Emcee

Emily is an all dancing, singing and acting performer, currently working as a television presenter for Network Ten, whilst also hosting events and working in short films. Since the age of five, Emily has had a strong passion for all manner of performance, practising in dancing, acting. Over the last two years, Emily has hosted Network Ten’s preschool program Crocamole aired nationally on weekdays, an incredible opportunity allowing her to develop as a presenter whilst doing what she loves. Emily has also had the opportunity to also present on the nationally renowned program Totally Wild.

Awards + Conference

Welcome/Networking Party

WHEN: Friday, May 31th, 2019

TIME: 4-5:30pm

WHERE: Pearl Bar, Sheraton Grand Mirage, Gold Coast

INCLUSIONS: Drinks Package and Finger Food included

The networking drinks are a great way to meet delegates in advance and start to build friendships and business connections.

 

Conference

WHEN: Saturday, May 31st 2019

TIME: 8:30am (Registration) 9:00 Start – 4:00pm Finish

WHERE: Pandanus Room, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast

INCLUSIONS: Access to amazing speakers, networking opportunities, high quality gift bag and food & beverage inclusions.
The Gold Coast best seafood and BBQ buffet lunch, morning tea & afternoon tea.

 

Gala Awards Night

WHEN: Saturday, June 1st, 2019

TIME: 6pm – Midnight

WHERE: Ballroom, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast

INCLUSIONS: Canapes, 3 Course Dinner, Drinks Package & Award Announcements

 

Masterclasses

WHEN: Sunday, June 2nd 2019

TIME:
10-12 Instagram Masterclass – Mastering Instagram Get hands-on guidance on making the most of Instagram
12:30-3:30 Book Publishing Masterclass – Bringing A Book To Life 
More to be announced.

WHERE: Boardroom, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast

 

Accommodation Options

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort

The Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast offers a beautiful beachfront location with 295 accommodation rooms and suites all offering spaciousness and comfort. Onsite facilities include the best seafood buffet restaurant, a la carte dining and bars, oasis poolside dining, complimentary undercover parking, onsite access to gymnasium and spa facilities, complimentary wifi and direct access to the patrolled Mirage beach.

For a discounted rate of $260 per night (double bed rooms avail) and $30 buffet breakfast contact:

MESHELLE EDNIE
Group Reservations Coordinator
T  61 5577 0183
Book here.

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