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Award Category Descriptions

by | Jul 15, 2018

Best Local Baby/Toddler Activity (0-3 years) Any local activity or class (i.e not franchised or licensed) for babies and/or toddlers (0-3 years)
Best Local Preschooler Activity (3-5 years) Any local activity or class (i.e not franchised or licensed) for preschoolers (3-5 years)
Best Local School-Aged Kids Activity (5-12 years) Any local activity or class (i.e not franchised or licensed) for babies and/or toddlers (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 May 2019. This business cannot be part of an existing franchise, license or larger business. The judges will be more focused on future potential rather than an entrant’s ability to show turnover and profit growth at this early stage.
Best Activity for Parent and Child An activity that encourages parent participation between child and parent/guardian during the class.
Best Kids School Holiday Activity An activity that is promoted during the school holiday period (it can also run during the term time).
Best Volunteer Activity for Kids An activity that is run by volunteers. This can include ‘meet up’ events but children need to be involved.
Best National Baby Activity (0-2 years) 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 Toddler 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 preschoolers (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 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 Open to family-friendly holiday accommodation options 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 Kids Party Entertainer For business owners that provide entertainment services at a range of different party events for children and families.
Best Kids Party Product Provider For business owners that provide party products for children’s parties. This can be online or instore.
Best Kids Party Venue For business owners that host children’s birthday parties. The venue must be a location that they own or lease.
Best Kids Live Show Local For business owners that offer live entertainment through shows. This must be live in front of people in less than three states or territories on an annual basis.
Best Kids Live Show National For business owners that offer live entertainment through shows. This must be live in front of people on a national scale and in more than 3 states or territories.
Best Recruitment Strategy For business owners that have developed an effective recruitment strategy to find valuable employees including coaches, teachers, franchisees etc.
Best Team Culture For business owners that have created an outstanding workplace based on a set of values that has led to a committed, effective and motivated workforce.
Best Customer Focus For business owners that have gone that extra mile and built an organisation around the needs of your target audience.
Best Marketing Campaign For those business owners who have developed and implemented a marketing strategy that has delivered measurable business benefits such as increased profit, sales, usage or awareness.
Leading International Kids Activity Provider A kids activity business that is operating outside of Australia (can also be operating in Australia) and a leader in its industry.
Best Franchised Kids Activity/Party 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.
Outstanding Coach/Teacher for 0-5 year olds For an individual coach or teacher in the kids’ activity industry that provides services for children aged 0-5 years who is loved by their community.
Outstanding Coach/Teacher for 5-12 year olds For an individual coach or teacher in the kids’ activity industry that provides services for children aged 5-12 years who is loved by their community.
Kids Activity Industry Leader of the Year Industry-leading kids activity companies usually have several advantages, such as brand recognition, a franchise or license system, a loyal customer base or multiple income streams. Judges will be looking for an industry role model business 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.
Best Kids Party Leader Industry-leading kids party companies usually have several advantages, such as brand recognition, a franchise or license system, a loyal customer base, community interest, and multiple income streams. 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 a party provider making a difference in children’s and families lives.
Best Kids Activity for Cultural Diversity For kids classes or activities that encourage cultural diversity and inclusion for Australian children.
Best Children’s Author/Illustrator For Australian authors or illustrators that have published or self-published a book for children.
Best Educational Online/Digital Program for Kids For online or digital programs for kids that encourage physical, mental, social or emotional growth and development. This can include youtube channels specifically for children and online programs which are interactive and involve children’s participation in an activity.
   
Hall of Fame An activity or Party provider business that has demonstrated 10 years+ to the industry as a leader.

Award Category Descriptions

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