Participate in the leading awards scheme for the EMEA region by submitting your entries and nominations online at The Park World Excellence Awards will take place LIVE in London on Wednesday 14 September.

Launched in 2018, the Park World Excellence Awards has firmly established itself as the leading industry awards scheme for the EMEA region. Sponsored by accesso, Digital Centre and Hologate the 2022 event is now open for entries and nominations.

Park World Editor Becci Knowles explains; “Every category is open to every member of the industry. If you are a theme park, amusement park, water park or family/indoor entertainment centre in the EMEA region, go ahead and enter the category that best describes your facility.

“If you are an operator and have a ride, attraction, live event or product that opened or became available (or is going to open or become available) between 1 September 2021 – 10 July 2022, enter that too. If you have several, why not give yourself the very best chance of achieving that all important Park World stamp of excellence by entering them all?

“Manufacturers, suppliers and operators are ALL encouraged to enter their latest projects and products – don’t wait for one of your partners to fill out the entry form – the more information we have, the better equipped the judges will be to make the right decision when we put all that information in front of them.”

“And remember, if as individual you have played a major role in helping your operation to achieve huge success and made an impact in the industry over the past year, tell us– you might just be our Park World Excellence Awards 2022 Industry Icon Operator or Industry Icon Supplier.

“Participation in the Park World Excellence Awards reaches far beyond entering. Helps us to identify and celebrate excellence by nominating the operators, manufacturers and suppliers you work with for Park World Excellence Awards too. The same online form can be used to achieve all of this and there really is no better way to say, “thank you”!

Park World publisher, Paul Ryder explains: “With this year’s event taking place LIVE in London and screened on the Park World Excellence Awards website, there has never been a better time to align your brand with the Excellence that the Park World Excellence Awards stands for. Global manufacturers and suppliers involved in projects in the EMEA region will have their chance to shine, along with the facilities that are home to them, with outstanding individuals given their moment in the limelight too. The eyes of the world will be on this event in September and I for one can’t wait to see who comes out on top.”

“We are excited to support the Park World Excellence Awards once again,” said Andrew Jacobs, accesso chief commercial officer. “We look forward to seeing the incredible achievements our industry colleagues present this year and, ultimately, celebrating our shared drive for innovation and progress.”

Josep Tarres CEO Digital Centre said: “The 2022 Park World Excellence Awards is a much-needed event for the industry, where the effort and quality of the best in the industry is recognised.

“At DC we are very committed to this event, since it recognises and encourages innovation and quality, where DC stands out with very innovative and high-quality photo booths.

It is an honour for DC to sponsor this great event that this year will be held in London.”

HOLOGATE’s CEO and Founder, Leif Petersen commented: “The Park World Excellence Awards are an excellent platform for the leisure and entertainment industry. We are honored and thrilled to support this year’s event and celebrate incredible innovations. The passion, creativity, and energy of the whole industry create priceless moments. Being a sponsor represents our commitment to the industry, rewarding those who have gone beyond the ordinary. Together let’s create mind-blowing memories.”

The deadline for entries and nominations is Sunday 10 July.

The categories

  • NEW! Best Marketing Initiative
  • Best Roller Coaster
  • Best Roller Coaster – Limited Budget
    • Best Ride(s)
    • Best Ride(s) – Limited Budget
    • Best Dark Ride or Media-Based Experience
    • Best Water Park Experience
    • Best FEC Project
    • Best Use of Theming
    • Best Product Innovation (Guest Experience/Park Operations)
    • Best Product Innovation (Rides, Games, Shows)
    • Best Supplier
    • Best Product Innovation
    • Best Large Park
    • Best Regional Park
    • Best Water Park
    • Best FEC
    • Best Live Entertainment
    • Industry Icon (Operator)
    • Industry Icon (Supplier)
    • Best Green Initiative


The judging panel will each put forward a park, ride or attraction from any point in time, that they believe is the best of all time.

The Park World Excellence Award for Best of the Best is the absolute pinnacle, reflecting everything that is great about our industry. No shortlist is published – winner revealed on the night.

Head over to www.parkworldexcellence for more information about how it all works and to see our judges’ credentials.

Contact Paul Ryder or Mark Burgess TODAY for the first pick of sponsorship opportunities and to enjoy maximum exposure across the Park World suite of products, at the event and in the days and weeks after.