How it works

The Park World Excellence Awards follows a simple 3 step process:


Theme Parks, Water Parks and Family/Indoor Entertainment Centres must be in the EMEA region to be eligible.

Only rides, attractions, live events or product that opened or became available (or are going to open or become available) in the EMEA region between 11th July 2022 – 10th July 2023 are eligible.

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 11th July 2022 – 10th July 2023, 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.

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 2023 Industry Icon Operator or Industry Icon Supplier.

You can also help 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.


For the best chance of winning, entries and nominations should include as much information and illustration as possible.

the judging stage

Please note if the relevant criteria are not met your application may not be considered.

Following the entry deadline, qualifying entries be put to the Park World Excellence Awards’ judging panel, who will review each application against a strict set of criteria and determine a shortlist – and ultimately the winner – in each category, based on the merit of the supporting information supplied.


The 2023 Park World Excellence Awards ceremony will take place LIVE in Vienna, Austria on Wednesday 27th September.

We look forward to providing a unique opportunity for the industry to reconnect and honour their collective successes.

More information about the ceremony will be announced in due course.