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Award Category Descriptions

by | Jul 15, 2018

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 pre-schoolers (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 Feb 2021. 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 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.
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 Family Holiday Accommodation/Destination Open to family-friendly holiday accommodation options within Australia.
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 Provider A company/business that provides children’s party services, excluding party entertainers. This can include animal parties, sports parties, craft parties etc.
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 entertainment.
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 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 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.
Leading International Kids Activity Provider A kids activity business that is operating in Australia and also internationally and a leader in its industry.
Best National Franchised Kids Activity/Party A franchised or licensed business in the kid’s activity and party industry. Note: Judges will be looking for excellence, best practice, scalability and community interest.
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 YouYube 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.
Best Incursion or Before/After School Kids Activity/Club An activity/class/club that runs specifically at a school during the day or before or after school hours. This can be at a childcare, school, OOSH etc.
Family Business of Year A business that has family involvement in the operational side of the business e.g husband/wife/partner ownership, children involvement in the running of the business.
Best Out & About Product A product that makes families lives easier when out and about e.g stroller, teether, drink bottle, nappy bags etc.
Best Play & Learn Product A product that can be used to support imaginative play/learning development and used in an activity-based way e.g sensory play, building construction, craft subscriptions, play dough, slime, crafts etc
ACAA Inspirational Business Award An activity or party business that has shown resilience, adaptability and sustainability during the Covid-19 period of 2020. This award is sponsored by the Australian Children’s Activities Association (ACAA).
Hall of Fame An activity or party provider business that has demonstrated excellence and leadership in the industry for 10 years+

Award Category Descriptions

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