Award Category Descriptions

Best National Pre/Post Natal Activity or Baby Activity (0-2 years)
For any business or provider whose primary activity is the production and/or hosting of classes and activities for the pre/postnatal sector and/or who has a specific class programme for parents to be or for babies (0-2 years)

Best National Toddlers Activity (2-3 years)
For any national activity or class (i.e in more than one state) for toddlers (2-3 years)

Best National Preschooler Activity (3-5 years)
For any national activity or class (i.e in more than one state) for preschool-aged children (3-5 years)

Best National School Aged Activity (5-12 years)
For any national activity or class (i.e in more than one state) for school-aged children (5-12 years)

Best Local Baby/Toddler Activity (0-3 years)
For any local activity (i.e not franchised or licensed) for babies and/or toddlers (0-3 years)

Best Local Preschooler Activity (3-5 years)
For any local activity (i.e not franchised or licensed) for Preschoolers (3-5 years)

Best Local School-Aged Kids Activity (5-12 years)
For any local activity (i.e not franchised or licensed) for babies and/or toddlers (5-12 years)

Best Franchised Kids Activity (new category!)
Open to all franchised or licensed kids businesses in the activity and party industry. Judges will be looking for excellence, best practice, scalability and community interest in judging.

Kids Activity Industry Leader of the Year (new category!)
Judges will be looking for an industry role model who demonstrates exemplary practice within the sector, showcases ‘best practice’ in terms of delivery and who is an outstanding example of an activity provider making a difference in children’s and families lives.

Most Outstanding Activity Leader for Babies (0-2 years) (new category!)
Open to any activity or class leader working with children aged 0-2 years.

Most Outstanding Activity Leader for Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Open to any activity or class leader working with children aged 3-5 years.

Most Outstanding Activity Leader for School-Aged Kids (5-12 years)
Open to any activity or class leader working with children aged 5-12 years.

Best Kids School Holiday Activity
Open to any class, activity, club or program designed specifically for the school holiday period.

Best New Activity for Kids
For any children’s activity which has been established on or after March 30th 2016 and is not part of an existing franchise, license or bigger business founded earlier than the above date.

Best Family Day Out
Open to places, venues and locations anywhere in Australia that accommodate and appeal to families e.g museums, theme parks, water playgrounds.

Best Family Holiday Destination (new category!)
Open to family-friendly holiday accommodation options within Australia.

Best Kids Party Entertainer
Open to people or a business who perform as a solo or group of party entertainers for kids birthday parties.

Best Kids Party Product Provider
Open to kids party related products e.g cakes, balloons, invitations, decorations.

Best Kids Party Venue
Open to venues where a kid’s party can be held.

Best Kids Live Show
Open to businesses that perform live shows for children/family independent within Australia.

Best Activity for Kids with Additional Needs
Open to groups and classes which are developed or modified for children with additional needs or disabilities.

Best Not-For-Profit Activity for Kids
For any provider, class or club offering clubs or classes for kids operating as a not-for-profit or Charity. Evidence of charity number or equivalent may be required.

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