Opening of the application process for the International Innovation Prize
Now in its ninth year, the award celebrates organizations that have implemented creative solutions
Registrations are accepted from all areas of recreation
The winner will be promoted during the various WLO events and will have the opportunity to present the project at the 5th World Leisure Expo & Forum
The World Leisure Organization (WLO) has opened the registration process for its International Innovation Award.
Now in its ninth year, the award celebrates organizations that have implemented creative solutions that promote local, national or international recreation opportunities for the benefit and development of individuals and communities.
Applications are accepted in all areas of recreation, including (but not limited to) health and fitness, sports, attractions, arts and culture, wellness and outdoor recreation and must demonstrate originality, creativity and innovation related to:
– the process (vision, management and communication)
– resources (financial and human viability, such as volunteers)
– partnerships and community involvement
– outings (program, events and facilities)
– the results
WLO says that an entry can be “a new idea or it can mean finding creative, leisure-time solutions to existing problems and problems.”
For a list of previous winners and more information on the award, Click here.
The winner of the World Leisure International Innovation Prize 2021 will be promoted through UNWTO’s various international communication and publication channels, including through the network of UNWTO Affiliate Members (including UNWTO, ANZALS, the ALS and the ISTO).
The winner will also have the opportunity to present the project at the 5th World Leisure Expo & Forum in Hangzhou City, China in October 2021.
Previous editions of the World Leisure Expo & Forum, in 2011, 2017 and 2019, attracted more than 15 million visitors from China, Asia and the world.
To access the WLO Innovation Prize application file, Click here.
HCM, Spa company, Management of attractions, Leisure possibilities and their parent company, Leisure Media, have been media partners of World Leisure since 1985 and support the organization’s position that recreation is a fundamental human right.
About the World Leisure Organization
Established in 1952, the World Leisure Organization is a non-profit, non-governmental organization made up of individuals and organizations from around the world. The most valued partnership of the World Leisure Organization is its recognition as an advisory organization to the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
This recognition provides WLO with a platform to support the work of the United Nations by reflecting its goals in the programs and services of the organization.
The World Leisure Organization believes that well-chosen leisure experiences improve the quality of life for everyone, from childhood to the end of life. WLO attracts its members from all parts of the world and various fields of interest, including travel and tourism, parks and recreation services, arts and culture, sport, health and fitness, theme and entertainment centers and educational institutions.
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