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 The 2016 Bio Island What's On 4 Australia Junior Awards 

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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.

Bio Island

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. 

  Voting for the Bio Island What's On 4 Junior Awards can be made for individuals and organisations who have contributed to Australia's children's activity and party industry.  The voting round will determine our top 5 for each category and those individuals/organisations will be invited to our Bio Island What's On 4 Junior Awards event on the Gold Coast on the 4th of June 2016. The winner will be the individual/organisation with the most votes.  The Awards event will coincide with the conference making it a wonderful weekend of professional development and networking opportunities.

We are proud to have the King of Fruit on board as our voting sponsor.   For more information about King of Fruit and some great recipe ideas please click here.



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Key Dates

Nominations Open 8pm Monday 16th November 2015

Nominations Close 5pm Friday 12th February 2016

Voting Opens Thursday 3rd March at 10am 2016

Voting Closes Monday 2nd May at 5pm 2016

Ticket Sales for the Awards & Conference end on the 1st June 2016

What's On 4 Conference & Awards
Saturday 4th June 2016,
 Gold Coast at Mantra, Legends

The Awards will be a wonderful evening event, with keynotes speakers, great food, celebratory drinks, entertainment and presentation of the winner and finalist trophies.

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2016 Awards Finalists 

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

Bodyfabulous Pregnancy Fitness
Hypnobirthing Australia
Kangatraining Australia
Preggi Bellies Brisbane
Yoga Baby

Best National Baby and Toddler Activity 0-2 years* sponsored by King of Fruit

Baby Sensory Australia
Mini Maestros

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

Boppin' Babies
Happy Feet Fitness
Ready Steady Go Kids

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

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

Best National School Aged Activity* sponsored by School Seconds 

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

Best Local School Aged Activity sponsored by Neptune Apparel

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

Best School Holiday Activity sponsored by Springfree Trampoline 

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

Best New Activity** sponsored by Sync or Swim* 

Colour My Pot
Making Rainbows
Moo Music
Red Cat Science 

Best Live Children's Entertainment (Live shows which children attend) 
Sponsored by Begin Bright

52-Storey Tree house
Deadly 60 Live
Mister Maker
Octonauts Live! Operation Reef Shield
The Playground Craze

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

Happy Hands Art Time
Helensvale Callisthenic Dance Academy
Little Heroes Swim Academy

Best Class/Activity for Children with Additional Needs (Notable adaptions need to be made)
Sponsored by mumandworking 

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

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

Superstars - Bronte Devine
Happy Feet Fitness - Keli Liddell
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

Brendan - Kingswim Carindale
Bronte Devine - Superstars
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 King of Fruit

Australia Zoo
Big Bash League
Perth Zoo
Taronga Zoo

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

Cake 2 the Rescue
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

All in All Parties
Balloon Artistry by Aaron Smyth
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 

Bounce Inc
Chipmunks Playland
Colour My Pot
Inflatable World
Paradise Resort Gold Coast
Glamour Parties
Spoil Me Kids Day Spa 

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

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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.

Our 2016 Sponsors & Partners


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 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 2016/17 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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