Aquatic Innovation Award
This award recognises the success of a programme or project which shows innovation, community engagement, industry leadership and overall sustainability. We are looking for an innovation that enhances the aquatic experience, streamlines the operation of the facility and/or contributes to the wider industry. 


HOT TIP: There's nothing more annoying than your computer crashing just before you submit your application, so a great tip is to write your application in word or notepad first and then copy it into the form - that way you'll never lose your hard work!

All applicants are to:

  • Complete the above application/nomination form, providing data / evidence to show how the applicant meets each of the judging criteria.

  • A one minute video – to give a high-level overview of the applicant.

  • Three photos – to showcase the applicant

Applications/nominations must respond to each of the judging criteria specified for each award. Applications that do not address or provide relevant evidence for each criteria will likely score lower than those that do.

Photos and videos may be used to showcase the applicants and winners at the Awards Presentation Dinner. 

Please note winners will NOT be notified prior to the Awards’ ceremony so we encourage all nominees to attend the awards dinner. All nominations are to be made electronically. No hard copies will be accepted.

Applications close 15 July 2022.

Who can apply? 

  • Any organisation or individual who is involved in the aquatics industry.

  • An organisation can apply for recognition themselves, or be nominated by another party 

  • Applicants do not need to be members of Recreation Aotearoa (however will be given automatic virtual membership)