ESPA Innovation Awards 2016
Celebrating Innovation in the Health Resorts and Spa Industry
Awards Gala
VICHY - FRANCE
26 May 2016
ESPA Innovation Awards
Overview
The ESPA Innovation Awards reflect the ESPA aim of “to stimulate exchange of experience, best practice and know-how”.

It is made for destinations, facilities or initiatives that represent “innovation” in the true sense of the word; that is, the development of a new, more creative or more effective approach to any aspect of spas and health resorts management, operations or marketing.

This is accomplished through more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are readily available to the market.

The emphasis in judging applicants for the ESPA Innovation Awards will be on how effectively the innovation addresses its stated objectives, which may be to improve efficiency, increase marketability, effect cost savings, achieve environmental goals, improve market position.

Deadline for applications entry: 30 April 2016
CATEGORIES
CATEGORY DESCRIPTION ELIGIBLE TO ENTER
C1 INNOVATIVE
SPA & HEALTH RESORT DESTINATION
Awarded to: City Planning / Urban Development Plan / City Management / Destination Ambience / Facilities / Unique Selling Proposition / Marketing / Environment Protection SPA Municipalities
C2 INNOVATIVE
MEDICAL SPAS
Awarded to: Product / Design / Spa Management / Concept / Innovative Medical Spa Treatments / Unique Selling Proposition / Marketing /Environmental Protection Medical Spa , centers, clinics or facilities (using local & natural resources) / (Thermal Spa, Thalasso Spa, Climate Spa, Kneipp Spa, Radon Spa, Therapeutic Mud Spa, other spas using natural resources e.g. clay and peat, chalk, peloids and healing gases).
C3 INNOVATIVE
SPA HOTEL
Awarded to: Product / Design / Spa Management / Unique selling Proposition / Marketing / Innovative Programs Medical Spa hotels
C4 INNOVATIVE
SPA CONCEPT
Awarded to: Building / Design / Equipment / Technology / Nature integration Companies specialized in spa design / spa construction / remodeling companies / design and/or production of spa equipment
C5 INNOVATIVE
HEALTH SPA PROGRAM
Awarded to: Treatment concept / Implementation / Procedures / Duration of the treatment / Effective Program Outcome Spa managers, spa facilities
C6 INNOVATIVE
SPA RESEARCH
Awarded to: Research that challenge and seek novel theoretical concepts, approaches or methodologies, instrumentation, or interventions. Researchers
Evaluation
All completed submissions will be supplied to the Jury for rating according to the evaluation criteria and making recommendations for the award.

Specifically, the evaluation criteria that will guide the Jury are as follows:

Originality of the innovation

Impact of the innovation

Practicality of its application

Measurability of the benefits

Applicability
HOW TO ENTER
In order to apply for the ESPA Innovation Awards, the candidates must submit the completed Application Form to the ESPA Secretariat Office no later than April 30th, 2016.
ENTRY FEES
CATEGORYENTRY FEEEarly Birds
ENTRY FEE
(Until 31.03.2016)
Non ESPA Members
ENTRY FEE
C1 INNOVATIVE - SPA & HEALTH RESORT DESTINATION € 650,00 € 500,00 € 800,00
C2 INNOVATIVE - MEDICAL SPAS € 300,00 € 225,00 € 375,00
C3 INNOVATIVE - SPAS HOTEL € 300,00 € 225,00 € 375,00
C4 INNOVATIVE - SPA CONCEPT € 650,00 € 500,00 € 650,00
C5 INNOVATIVE - HEALTH SPA PROGRAM € 300,00 € 225,00 € 375,00
C6 INNOVATIVE - SPA RESEARCH (*Students: €100,00) € 100,00 € 75,00 100,00
Entry fees must be paid before entries will be submitted to the Jury for review.
No refunds will be made.
ESPA innovation Awards
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INNOVATION?
Innovation1 is a new idea, device or process. Innovation can be viewed as the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, unarticulated needs, or existing market needs. This is accomplished through more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are readily available to markets, governments and society. The term innovation can be defined as something original and, as a consequence, new, that "breaks into" the market or society.

Innovation differs from invention in that innovation refers to the use of a better and, as a result, novel idea or method, whereas invention refers more directly to the creation of the idea or method itself. Innovation differs from improvement in that innovation refers to the notion of doing something different rather than doing the same thing better.
1Source; Wikipedia

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Winners
GALA
Vichy welcomes the 3rdedition of the ESPA Innovation Awards Gala.
The ESPA Innovation Awards finalists will be closely guarded and will not be revealed before they are announced at the EIA Gala in in Vichy (France), the 26th of May 2016


WINNERS BENEFIT PACKAGE
High quality crystal trophy.
Award Winner’s certificate (Finalists will receive the Award Finalist’s certificate).
Award Winner’s logo/seal image for use on stationery, websites and other marketing materials and channels.

Winners benefits package
High quality crystal trophy.
Award Winner’s certificate.
Award Winner’s logo/seal image for use on stationery, websites and other marketing materials and channels.
 
Media benefits
Award publicity and promotion to a wide variety of Spa, Travel and Tourism press and media partners.

6 months Award publicity on the ESPA Website
For the C5 Winner: 6 months Ad Banner (200x100 pixels) on the ESPA Website homepage (€1.800,00 market value)

Award publicity and promotion on the ESPA e-Newsletter (Special ESPA Awards issue and June issue)

15 days of Award winning campaign on the ESPA Social Media channels

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Sponsors
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
The ESPA Innovation Awards are meant for destinations, facilities or initiatives that represent “innovation” in the true sense of the word; that is, the development of a new, more creative or more effective approach to any aspect of spas and health resorts management, operations or marketing.

This is accomplished through more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are readily available to the market.

Sponsoring the ESPA Innovation Awards offers your company or brand prestige and exposure to the industry leaders and key decision makers.


All Category Sponsorhips include

1
Company/Brand Logo and URL included within the ESPA Innovation Awards printing and electronic materials
2
Brand mention in press announcements, email campaigns and in the Awards Gala program
SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

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Premium Sponsor

Official Title Sponsor of the ESPA Innovation Awards.
This is the ultimate ESPA Innovation Awards sponsorship package giving to your Company/Brand maximum exposure.

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Gold Sponsor

Official Title Sponsor of the ESPA Innovation Awards.

S

Silver Sponsor

Official Title Sponsor of the ESPA Innovation Awards.




BENEFITS OF THE SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

Premium

  • Rights to acclaim “Premium Sponsor of the ESPA Innovation Awards” in all the PR & Communications tools and channels
  • Logo placement on the Website, Social Media channels, Newsletters, and all other PR & Communications tools and channels as “Premium Sponsor of the ESPA Innovation Awards”
  • 2 VIP tickets to the ESPA Innovation Awards Gala
  • Photo opportunity with all the Awards winners at the ESPA Innovation Awards event
  • Distribution of Company / Brand literature in the ESPA Congress event bags
  • Promotional stand and banner placement at the ESPA Innovation Awards Gala
  • 3-minute promotional speech at the ESPA Innovation Awards Gala

5.000,00

Gold

  • Rights to acclaim “Gold Sponsor of the ESPA Innovation Awards” in all the PR & Communications tools and channels
  • Logo placement on the Website, Social Media channels, Newsletters, and all other PR & Communications tools and channels as “Gold Sponsor of the ESPA Innovation Awards”
  • 2 VIP tickets to the ESPA Innovation Awards Gala
  • Photo opportunity with all the Awards winners at the ESPA Innovation Awards event
  • Distribution of Company/Brand literature in the ESPA Congress event bags

3.000,00

Silver

  • Right to acclaim “Silver Sponsor of the ESPA Innovation Awards” in all the PR & Communications tools and channels
  • Logo placement on the Website, Social Media channels, Newsletters, and all other PR & Communications tools and channels as “Silver Sponsor of the ESPA Innovation Awards”
  • 1 VIP ticket to the ESPA Innovation Awards Gala
  • Photo opportunity with all the Awards winners at the ESPA Innovation Awards event
  • Distribution of Company/Brand literature in the ESPA Congress event bags

1.500,00

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Media
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
ESPA is welcoming Media Partners willing to cooperate in advertising and promoting the ESPA Innovation Awards 2016 using their various channels.

The Media Partnership Offer is reserved for media publications or e-media which are willing and able to get substantially involved in the promotion of the EIA 2016 through different channels.



 
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