Following on the tremendous success and reception across the industry of the first three editions, the 4th edition of the Annual MENALAC Awards Gala, the only industry awards that recognise excellence and achievements, setting benchmarking standards for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) leisure and attractions industry, will be held on March 29, 2022, during Dubai Entertainment and Amusement and Leisure (DEAL) Show, in Dubai, UAE. It will celebrate the industry and reward excellence, outstanding performance and achievements in various facets of the leisure and entertainment industry.
The 2022 edition of the awards will feature 27 award categories, up from 24 offered last year, reflecting an expansion of the industry awards. The 3 new awards categories aimed at respectively enhancing the role of Health & Safety of our Industry by recognizing an individual who has personally championed H&S improvement; raising the importance of sustainability in our industry by recognizing an organization who purposely implemented a sustainability initiative to their business, changing for existing practices to new and innovative practices in line with current best practice; acknowledging new concepts by recognizing the best new
concept attraction of the global amusement industry that has yet to be sold or installed in a facility and is yet to debut/recently debuted at any trade exhibitions globally.
Following the submission of the nomination, each nominee will undergo a strict and rigorous vetting and judging process to determine the award win in each category. Nomination submission will close on February 12th, 2022 – giving the participants over a month to prepare and submit the nominations.
The objective of the annual MENALAC Leisure Industry Awards is to raise the standard of the leisure attractions industry in the Middle East and set new benchmarks for the industry locally and globally.
The 2022 entries for awards will open on January 12, 2022. If your brand, company, park, waterpark, FEC, visitor attraction, edutainment centre, unique visitor attraction, sport and adventure based centre, cinema, excelled and/or surpassed current standards and reached outstanding performance during the past year (2021), please enter the awards by nominating to one or as many as you want of the 27 categories.
WHO SHOULD ENTER:
Entries can be submitted by FECs, Theme Parks, Water Parks, Visitor Attractions, Edutainment Centres, Sport and Adventure based Operators, Cinemas that are based in the MENA region. Manufacturers, Suppliers and Designers who are supplying to/servicing the MENA operators can send their entries for the awards.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
• All Nominations entries should be submitted to menalacawards.awardsplatform.com
• Register and create your login & password, and submit your nominations for the various categories you wish to apply
• Submission format as follows:
• Detailed entry (not exceeding 500 words) as per the requirement specified
• Video to support the entry (mp4 file not exceeding 90 sec or 5GB)
• Images to support your submission with a maximum of 5 images not exceeding 5MB each (Accepted format: JPEG, JPG,
• Adherence to the Eligibility Criteria as listed under each award category
• Incomplete entries will not be accepted
• Entries without payment will not be accepted
All forms, supporting documents must be written in English.
All entries alongwith the payments must be submitted for judging by Saturday, 12th February 2022.
JURY & JUDGING TIMELINES FINALISED:
12 JAN 2022 Award Nominations to open online
12 FEB 2022 Final day for submission of award nominations
13 FEB 2022 Entries opened to Jury for judging
27 FEB 2022 All jury markings submitted to an external Auditor for calculating of scores
10 MAR 2022 External Auditor to announce finalists
29 MAR 2022 Winners to be announced
USD 400 or AED 1468 (VAT inclusive) per entry for Members, USD 500 or AED 1835 (VAT inclusive) per entry for Non-Members.
Payment for entries must be received by Saturday, 12th February, 2022.
Payments can be made directly by credit card on the awards portal or by bank transfers .
Your entry will not be accepted for judging if payment is not received by 12th February 2022