ABOUT THE AWARD
Liseberg first presented the Liseberg Applause Award in 1980. The award’s aim is to recognise an amusement park or theme park whose management, operations and creative accomplishments have inspired the industry through leadership, foresight, originality and sound business development. The award is handed out every second year during the IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions) Expo in Orlando, Florida.
The Liseberg Applause Award recognises excellence and inspiration in the amusement and theme park industry.
In addition, there are five areas that will be judged individually and as a whole when selecting a winner:
for example demonstrated in the ability of the amusement park or theme park to forecast and plan for future trends, together with a track record of success in introducing new attractions, shows, accommodation or marketing activities in the market.
demonstrated in uniqueness of theme in landscaping, shows and attractions, innovation in park planning and design, as well as creativity in the design and selection of attractions, shows and accommodation.
Sound business development...
demonstrated in management and HR practices, marketing and brand position in the market, operational systems, profitability and long-term growth, as well as a sustainable pattern of repeat visitors over multiple years.
demonstrated in cleanliness of the park, friendliness of the staff, maintenance of park walkways, hardscape, structures and attractions, as well as landscaping..
demonstrated through involvement with the local community, sharing of knowledge with industry colleagues as well as investment in employees.
All nominees should be IAAPA members in good standing.
THE LISEBERG APPLAUSE AWARD BOARD OF GOVERNORS
The Liseberg Applause Award is governed by a Board of Governors, representing considerable industry
experience as well as a good balance in location, facility size, professions and industry segments:
Andreas Andersen - Chairman Liseberg AB
Chris Herschend Herschend - Family Entertainment
Sascha N. Czibulka - INTAMIN
Tim O´Brien - Author & Journalist
Jim Pattison Jr - Ripley Entertainment
Amanda Thompson O.B.E. - Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Steven C Rhys - FORREC Ltd.
John Wood - Sally Corp.
Michael Mack - Europa-Park
Tina Resch - Liseberg AB
HOW TO APPLY
If you want to nominate a facility, amusement or theme park, please send in a nominating letter, in which you describe how the facility meets the award criteria. This nominating letter can for example include financial information, organisational characteristics, business philosophy, strategy, visitor and market demographics, as well as operating information.
Send your nominating letter to [email protected].
The deadline for nominations to the Liseberg Applause Award 2020 is 1 November 2019. If you have questions, please contact Liseberg at [email protected]
The Liseberg Applause Award recognises excellence and inspiration in the amusement and theme park industry worldwide. It is often referred to as the most prestigious award of our industry. It is symbolised by a limited edition of a bronze sculpture commissioned by Liseberg and created by renowned Swedish sculptor Astri Bergman Taube. The award was first presented in 1980 and has since then been presented biannually.