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SEARCHING FOR THE GLITTERING STARS OF THE ATTRACTION INDUSTRY!

“Shining Star Awards 2019 – Attraction Awards”, the first and only competition of the Turkish attraction-recreation industry will be organized for the 6th time this year.

Shining Star Awards is organized with the goal of creating awareness and agenda regarding attraction and recreational areas that have become a major necessity in today’s world, to support the development of the industry to ensure higher quality products and services, and to contribute to sector’s efforts to add greater value in the social, cultural and economic sense.

In the competition whereby successful projects are brought to the forefront, applications made in four different categories are reviewed by a jury comprising experts from the sector. The winners will receive their awards at the Award Ceremony to be held as part of ATRAX Exhibition Gala Night.

Shining Star Awards, which encourages new projects that bring to the forefront, the contributions of individuals and organizations that serve the industry, and praises successful projects, also serves as a gateway into ethical competition at world standards and respect for the competition.

If you wish your amusing projects to serve as an example for the sector,
we’d like to invite you to “Shining Star Awards 2019 – Attraction Awards”.

ORGANIZER
Shining Star Awards-Attraction Awards Ceremony, will be organized by Tureks Uluslararası Fuarcılık as part of ATRAX Exhibition.

Who can join?
The competition accepts applications from attraction facilities, parks, municipal parks, hotels and shopping mall attraction areas, museums and historic sites, zoos, water parks, fun fairs, paintball facilities, movie theatres, go-kart facilities, bowling halls, aquariums, event organization companies, products from sector’s companies and their investors, as well as new projects designed for municipalities, hotels, shopping malls, residential projects or other indoor-outdoor attraction parks, which are completed or currently under construction and feature attraction, activity and sports areas, science-culture parks, special activity and recreational areas etc., and the exhibitors joining ATRAX 2019 Exhibitions.

COMPETITION DETAILS

Category 1: STARS OF AMUSEMENT

1.1 Best Themed Outdoor Attraction Center:

The application deadline for this category is 29 December 2018. Themed outdoor attraction centers, fun fairs, water parks, zoos, paintball facilities, golf clubs etc. which have been open at least for the last 3 months can apply for this category.

1.2 Best Themed Indoor Attraction Center:

The application deadline for this category is 29 December 2018. Themed indoor amusement centers, children’s attraction areas, movie theatres, bowling facilities, aquariums and other indoor attraction centers which have been open at least for the last 3 months can apply for this category.

1.3 Best Water Park:

The application deadline for this category is 29 December 2018. Amusement parks, aqua parks and hotels that feature water slides, inflatable water game equipment, water attraction-sport equipment which have been open at least for the last 3 months can apply for this category.

1.4 Best Shopping Mall Attraction Area:

The application deadline for this category is 29 December 2018. Shopping malls which have attraction areas like children’s playgrounds, adult attraction units, special activity areas etc. which have been open at least for the last 3 months can apply for this category.

1.5 Best Municipal Park:

The application deadline for this category is 29 December 2018. Municipalities which have children’s attraction areas, sports equipment, science-culture parks, special activity and recreational areas in their parks and gardens which have been open at least for the last 3 months can apply for this category.

1.6 Best Museum and Historic Site Facility:

The application deadline for this category is 29 December 2018. Public or private museums and historic site facilities, which have been open at least for the last 3 months, can apply for this category.

1.7 Best Themed Residential Project:

The application deadline for this category is 29 December 2018. Residential projects which have been completed or underway or are still in project phase as of 29 December 2018, that feature special activity areas, sports centers, recreational areas, attraction centers or units etc. can apply for this category.

1.8 Star Project:

The application deadline for this category is 29 December 2018. New projects – planned or commissioned- as of 29 December 2018 comprising indoor and outdoor amusement, activity and sports areas, science-culture parks, special activity and recreational areas etc. for municipalities, hotels, shopping malls, apartment complexes and other indoor or outdoor amusement areas etc. can apply for this category.

1.9 Best New Product:

Companies can apply for this category for products-ready for use or currently in use – for attraction facilities for the period of 2018-2019, that are technological advanced and in addition to meeting needs, bring a new perspective to the attraction sector.

1.10 Entrepreneur of the year:

The candidates for this category will be nominated after a jury review based on recommendation, from among individuals or companies that have developed projects (product development, new facility etc.) for the amusement sector during the period of 2018-2019.

Online application is not required for this category.

 

Category Evaluation Criteria

1.1-1.8 Evaluation Criteria

  • Equipment diversity
  • Activity content
  • Quality and Safety
  • Customer / Visitor Satisfaction
  • Marketing activities
  • Personnel Qualifications
  • Architectural Design of the Facility
  • Its contribution to education
  • Sustainability

 

1.9 Best New Product Evaluation Criteria

  • Quality
  • Customers’ interest
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Safety
  • Aesthetics

 

Conditions for Applying:

  • If the product is a new version of a previous product all new features and distinguishing features should be indicated.
  • Every company can apply for a maximum of 3 products.
  • Products should be made of materials that meet hygiene and quality requirements.
  • The representative of the applicant company should be able to answer the questions of the jury when necessary.
  • The product must be designed and produced locally by a local manufacturer.

 

1.10 Entrepreneur of the year Evaluation Criteria

  • Investment value
  • Contribution to economy
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Contribution to the Sector
  • Contribution to Employment
  • Number of visitors to the facility
  • Place and importance of the facility for Turkey

 

Category 2: STARS OF EVENTS

2.1 Best Festival:

Festivals organized by public organizations or private organizations at least for the last 2 years can apply for this category.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Festival Content
  • Audience interest
  • Layout of the festival area
  • Promotional activities
  • Contribution to efforts for preserving cultural and historic values
  • Contribution to education
  • Sustainability

2.2 Best Shopping Mall Event:

Applications can be made for events (children’s performances, dance performances, animation performances, talent shows, stunt shows) organized at shopping malls during the period of 2018-2019 in this category.


Evaluation Criteria

  • Innovation and creativity
  • Performance quality and audience interest
  • Security measures
  • Stage Decor and Costume Design Aesthetics
  • Diversity and use of Technical Equipment
  • Value created

2.3 Best corporate event:

Applications can be made for events (product launch, opening ceremony, motivational meetings, performances, concerts etc.) organized by corporations and companies during the period of 2018-2019 in this category.


Evaluation Criteria

  • Innovation and creativity
  • Performance quality and audience interest
  • Value created

2.4 Best Sports Event:

Applications can be made for events (tournaments, marathons, championships etc.) organized by public organizations and institutions, private organizations, municipalities etc. during the period of 2018-2019 in this category.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Organizational success
  • Participant interest
  • Security measures
  • Value created

2.5 Best Campus Event:

Applications can be made for successful events organized by universities during the period of 2018-2019 in this category.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Organizational success
  • Participant interest
  • Security measures
  • Value created

2.6 Best Event Venue:

Applications can be made for event venues that hosted all kinds of cultural, sports and social events 2018-2019 in this category.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Physical Capacity and Sufficiency
  • Decor and Design
  • Security measures
  • Participant interest
  • Distinguishing features

CONDITIONS FOR APPLIYING

All applicants applying for a category of the competition

  • must be operating in one of the areas of attractions, events, parks and recreations industry and services,
  • must apply before the deadline,
  • must fulfill the application requirements
  • must meet the criteria for the category applied for.
  • A product, service or an organization that has won an award previously can re-apply only in case of an innovation and development in a product or service.

APPLICATION METHOD

ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE MADE ONLINE.

Application Guide.

  • You can also submit during online application, product or service pictures taken from different angles, as well as an information brochure, a pdf document or video of the product or service.
  • As the jury will evaluate only online applications, it will be to the advantage of the applicant that the product or service video is uploaded to the system. A product or service video with the below mentioned specifications would help you describe your application more effectively.
  • Total video time should be limited to 3-6 minutes.
  • A narrated video ensured a more effective description.
  • Higher video and audio quality that minimizes any ambiguity or misunderstanding would help you communicate your message more effectively.
  • An effective video content would include the architectural design, equipment diversity in the area, events organized during the year, marketing activities, cleanliness and hygiene conditions, transportation means, personnel qualifications, innovation-creativity-sustainability offered, its location and benefits to the sector.
  • Technical specs: For video: minimum video resolution of 1024×720 px, minimum 30 fps frequency and minimum 1000 kbps bitrate. For audio: minimum 128 kbps, 44.100 khz and 2-channel stereo. These specs would ensure higher quality audio and video.
  • After we receive your online application, we’ll send a copy of your application to your e-mail address.
  • All application documents must be submitted in Turkish language.

 

CONFIDENTIALITY
All applications for “Shining Star Awards 2019 –Amusement Awards” will be kept confidential. The applicant’s documents will be reviewed only by the organization team and the jury and only the winners will be announced during the award ceremony.

CANDIDATE EVALUATION AND SELECTION

  • The applications of all candidates that apply for Shining Star Awards 2019 – Amusement Awards received on or before the deadline will be evaluated individually and in groups, by a jury comprising professionals from public and private sector and academicians. Final decisions will be made based on jury voting based on scores given by jury members
  • The winners will be announced during Shining Star Awards 2019 – Amusement Awards Ceremony to be held on 2 February 2019 as part of ATRAX Gala Night.
  • The winner of the award, will be announced during Shining Star Awards 2019 – Amusement Awards Ceremony to be held on 2 February 2019 as part of ATRAX Exhibitions.

 

FOR DETAILED INFORMATION; Please contact our organization team for all your inquiries and recommendations.
shining@tureksfuar.com.tr / 0212 570 63 05