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The 2016 Bio Island What's On 4 Australia Junior Awards - the Winners are announced!

what's on 4 junior awards

Each year the national What's On 4 Junior Awards are where we reward, recognise and celebrate the very best in children's activities, classes, clubs, volunteers, family days out and kids' party entertainers across Australia.

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In 2016 we are excited to announce the first What's On 4 Junior Awards Conference.

The day will combine an inspiring & educational programme with presentations from leading speakers, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions. This is an ideal chance for those in the children's activity and party industry to network, interact with the experts and go away from the day feeling empowered and inspired. Click here to see the 2016 speakers.

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Key Dates

Nominations Open November 2016


What's On 4 Conference & Awards Saturday June 2017, Brisbane 
 


2016 Bio Island What's On 4 Junior Award Winners

Best Pre/Post Natal Activity sponsored by Bio Island (Gold Sponsor) 


WINNER: Kangatraining Australia

FINALISTS

Bodyfabulous Pregnancy Fitness
Hypnobirthing Australia
Preggi Bellies Brisbane
Yoga Baby

Best National Baby and Toddler Activity 0-2 years* sponsored by Pure Gold Pineapple

WINNER: Baby Sensory Australia

FINALISTS
Mini Maestros
Yogababy

Best National Pre-schooler Activity 2-5 years sponsored by Whole Kids

WINNER - Ready Steady Go Kids

FINALISTS

Boppin' Babies
GymbaROO
Happy Feet Fitness 
Soccajoeys

Best Local Baby and Pre-schooler Activity 0-5 years sponsored by Bio Island (Gold Sponsor)

WINNER - Neighbourhood Crèche (QLD)

FINALISTS

Action Kids (NSW)
Ginger Sport (QLD)
Happy Hands Art Time (VIC)
Junior Goals (WA)

Best National School Aged Activity* sponsored by School Seconds

WINNER - NAB AFL Auskick

FINALISTS

ANZ Tennis Hotshots
Grasshopper Soccer
Milo in2Cricket
Netball Australia
Weet-Bix Kids Tryathlon 

Best Local School Aged Activity sponsored by Neptune Apparel

WINNER - Goal Soccer Academy (NSW)

FINALISTS

Aquatic Achievers (QLD)
Netball Star Academy  (NSW)
Shapland Swim School (QLD)
Swim For Life (QLD)

Best School Holiday Activity sponsored by Springfree Trampoline 

WINNER - Little Builders Entertainment

FINALISTS

Bim Bam Boom 
Bounce Inc - Tramp Camp
Gecko Sports
PCYC - School Holiday Program 

Best New Activity** sponsored by Sync or Swim* 

WINNER - Colour My Pot

FINALISTS

Emabella Rose Face Painting
Making Rainbows through Movement and Music
Moo Music 
Red Cat Science 

Best Live Children's Entertainment
Sponsored by Begin Bright

WINNER - Octonauts Live! Operation Reef Shield

FINALISTS

52-Storey Tree house
Deadly 60 Live
Mister Maker
The Playground Craze

Best Not for Profit/Community Activity for Children 0-5 years
Sponsored by Live Out Loud - The Nat Cook Foundation

WINNER - Happy Hands Art Time

FINALISTS

Helensvale Callisthenic Dance Academy
Little Heroes Swim Academy
PCYC 

Best Class/Activity for Children with Additional Needs 
Sponsored by mumandworking 

WINNER - Neurologic Music Therapy Brisbane

FINALISTS

Bust a Move Dance
Making Rainbows through Music and Movement
Serene Art
Starz Dance 

Most Outstanding Activity Leader 0-5 years (Activity teachers/coaches etc.)
Sponsored by Created by Hands


WINNER - Happy Feet Fitness - Keli Liddell

FINALISTS

Superstars - Bronte Devine
Neighbourhood Creche - Teneille Douglas
Ready Steady Go Kids - Bec Foxley
Ready Steady Go Kids - David Neves 

Most Outstanding Activity Leader 5-12 years (Activity teachers/coaches etc.)
Sponsored by Sourcebottle

WINNER - Bronte Devine - Superstars

FINALISTS

Brendan - Kingswim Carindale
Diego Garcia - Little Kickers
Joni Combe - Theatre Bugs
Mauricio Marino - Grasshopper Soccer
Stuart Casey - Goal Soccer Academy 

Best Family Day Out (Museums, Art Galleries, Zoos, Shows etc) sponsored by Pure Gold Pineapples


WINNER - Big Bash League

FINALISTS

Australia Zoo
Dreamworld
Perth Zoo
Taronga Zoo

Best Children's Party Provider (Cakes, Partywares, Balloons, Decorations etc)
Sponsored by Mboss Graphic Design

WINNER - Cake 2 the Rescue

FINALISTS

Party Kids
Party Supplies Now
Shop Now HQ
The Party People 
Ultimate Party Supplies 

Best Children's Party Entertainment (Party Planners and Entertainers, Clowns etc)
Sponsored by Lah Lah's Big Live Band

WINNER - Balloon Artistry by Aaron Smyth

FINALISTS

All in All Parties
Emabella Rose Face Painting
Glass Slipper Entertainment
Superstar Parties

Best Children's Party Venue (Party locations designed for children's parties e.g indoor play centres) Sponsored by Ausmumpreneur 

WINNER - Spoil Me Kids Day Spa

FINALISTS

Bounce Inc
Chipmunks Playland
Colour My Pot
Inflatable World
Paradise Resort Gold Coast
Glamour Parties

* National means in more than one state/territory
** Best New Activity is a business that has been operating for less than 2 years.

Our 2016 Sponsors & Partners

tina harris

Conference Keynote & Awards Host

Tina Harris

Best known as the strip socks singing star from ABC Kids TV hit show Lah-Lah's Adventures, Tina has been delighting families Australia wide with her live touring show. 

From the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall to the Melbourne Recital Centre, Tina and the band tour nationally each year. 

elka whalen

Award Keynote Speaker

Elka Whalan nee Graham
Elka is a former Australian Olympic Champion who swam freestyle in the 2000 Sydney Olympics and 2004 Athens Olympics plus a busy mother of 3 lovely children.

To this day, Elka has continued to maintain a social role by acting as a media spokesperson for projects that she is passionate about. Regularly seen on mother forums and Channel 7 Sunrise to promote news and healthy lifestyle issues, she has also hosted the popular Live Well series. We are proud to have her as part of the Bio Island family, to promote a product range that supports general health and wellbeing for all ages.

 

Bio Island is a Sydney based brand which supplies a range of nutritional products for the whole family. We are dedicated to providing your family with high quality Australian made nutritional supplements and helping children and adults achieve the best possible health. All products by Bio Island are guaranteed to be of superior quality through implementing scientific formulations, responsibly sourced materials and internationally recognised GMP manufacturing standards, At Bio Island we strive to provide you with expert family nutrition. www.bioisland.com.au

 

 

 

Tropical Pines is a grower owned pineapple farming enterprise that distributes pineapples all over Australia from 22 Queensland farms, producing over 10 million “Pure Gold” pineapples each year. It takes two years to grow a single pineapple and the spread of farms and warm Queensland sunshine allow production of delicious sweet pineapple all year round. www.kingoffruit.com.au

 

The Live Out Loud Nat Cook Foundation was created to provide funding to subsidised sporting and recreational services to kids and provide education regarding the health benefits of an active and healthy life style. www.liveoutloudfoundation.com.au

 

 

created by hands 

Created By Hands creates beautiful long lasting art work from people’s memories through the medium of photography. Essentially, Created By Hands can take any photographs from a smart phone, tablet and or camera, transforming it into a stunning and permanent piece of art. Using a "glass looking product", each design is printed directly onto a clear acrylic block to create a memorable artwork to treasure forever. Created By Hands makes a range of personalised products including acrylic letters, desktop blocks, corporate awards and trophies, special event invitations and much more. www.createdbyhands.com.au

mumandworking

mumandworking Australia is all about flexible working. We are a jobsite that list flexible and family friendly work, making it easy for parents to find that perfect job. We help business owners grow their team and expand their business. Whether you have a part-time role, school hours job, or a work from home opportunity, mumandworking Australia can help you reach a targeted audience of talented parents. Supporting parents and business owners? Now that’s a job we are proud of. www.mumandworking.com.au

sync or swim 

Sync or Swim are passionate about helping small business achieve every success and pride themselves on being experts in their field. Sync or Swim will work collaboratively with you and your team to develop practical solutions and strategies, which are tailored to the unique needs of your business. Sync or Swim's down to earth, relaxed, no-nonsense and professional approach has allowed them to see their clients' business dreams become a reality. www.syncorswim.com.au

 

MBOSS specialise in helping small businesses revitalise and develop a new, fresh, punchy look and then carry the new style across all areas of marketing - website, business cards, stationery (letterheads, with comps, presentation folders, notepads, invoice books etc), flyers, brochures, booklets, signage, posters, banners, promotional items - the list is endless. www.mbossgraphicdesign.com.au

whole kids

Whole Kids is Australia’s largest range of certified organic, additive-free and allergen-friendly snacks for kids. The proceeds of which are funding kids’ health and environment projects nationally through Whole Kids Small Seeds  Community Grants Program. Whole Kids was the first food company in Australia to become a certified B Corporation and is committed to creating a healthy life and a healthy world for kids. www.wholekids.com.au

 

School Seconds is Australia’s Number 1 online school classified site for all buy and sell trading of secondhand school related items. Proudly created to assist and unite busy parents, students and schools to buy and sell their school items conveniently around the clock. School Seconds caters for all school related categories including extra curricular via it’s specialised website. School Seconds making the buying and selling of secondhand school stuff easy! www.schoolseconds.com.au

   

Australia's #1 community for Mums in Business. Helping women grow their business with online programs, support, networking and events www.ausmumpreneur.com

 

The Begin Bright Primary Program is based on the Australian National Curriculum covering all aspects of literacy and numeracy in a fun and exciting way. Children learn to read and count while they’re young enough to create a lifelong love of learning. For the primary aged children, we use concrete materials and supportive games to keep them interested and appeal to different learning styles. www.beginbright.com.au 

 Neptune Apparel


Neptune Apparel Create, Make and Deliver 100% Custom Clothing for Sporting Clubs, Businesses, Events and Schools Australia Wide.
 

They own their manufacturing unit creating the desired image for our clients from scratch and work with clients to ensure image ideas are brought to life and displayed on walking billboards wearing the products. Each client is assigned their own experienced Account Manager, who organises the entire order and production process from start to finish! 

Garments are made to order, their product range is extensive, and they stock a large range of fabrics and print options, we are open to developing new products. www.neptuneapparel.com.au

 

What’s On 4 holds these awards to encourage good practice, reward innovation, further raise standards and generate awareness of our fabulous activities and classes and those individual experts involved who make such a difference to so many parents and children across the Australia!

If you would like to be part of encouraging good practice in children’s activities across Australia and support our 2017 Awards with sponsorship then we’d love to hear from you.

Elise Easdown
What's On 4 Australia
1300 309 911

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