Let’s make BC a better place to play.

After receiving nominations from across British Columbia, our judges have selected the final 10 play spaces to move forward into the final round. Now it’s up to you!

Vote for the play space you’d like to see revitalized and it could win a makeover worth up to $100,000. Make sure you share your favorite space with your friends and family so they vote too!

Meet the 10 Finalists

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  1. What type of play spaces are eligible to be nominated? 
    BCAA is looking for play spaces around the province that need rejuvenation. It can be an outdoor or indoor place space such as a playground, park, community garden, music room, an after-school study area or really any play space where kids go to grow and learn. 
  2. How can I nominate a play space? 
    Just click on the “Nominate” button found on our homepage and complete the application. Don’t forget to read our top tips below on what makes a strong application to give you the best chance of success. 
  3. Our community play space was nominated in 2016, are we able to reapply in 2017 and future BCAA Play Here programs? 
    Absolutely! All communities are encouraged to submit a nomination. 
  4. What makes a strong nomination? 
    We want you to tell us why your play space needs a makeover and how it will impact your community. Here are some top tips: 
    • Focus on the impact this revitalization will have on your community and really emphasize your specific community needs.
    • Be creative with your nomination to make it standout. Video submissions have the biggest impact but please keep it short! Under two minutes is perfect.
    • In your nomination, make sure you tell us/show us the play space you’d like to see built or revitalized.
    • Have fun! This is all about play, so don’t take it too seriously. Enjoy yourself!
  5. Can I edit my nomination after I have submitted it? 
    Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or change your nomination so please make sure you review the full application before submission.
  6. I submitted a nomination, when should I expect to see it on BCAAPlayHere.com ?
    Upon submission of a nomination, you will receive a verification email. Once you have verified your nomination, if the submission is approved by the Play Here moderators, you can expect it to be posted on the BCAA Play Here website within 72hours.
  7. How do the judges narrow down the nominations to the finalists? 
    The judges will carefully review all nominations between April 14th and May 22nd and select the top 10 finalists. They will be looking for the most compelling entries based on the following criteria and weightings:
    • The impact the new space will have in the community (50%)
    • Practicality and complexity of the project (30%)
    • Description of how the $100,000 revitalization will be used (10%)
    • Quality, creativity and effort put into the entry (10%) 
  8. How many times can I vote? 
    Each voter can vote every day if they like. Vote once (and only once) on each and all of the following platforms:
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Google
    • Email  
  9. Who is eligible to vote? 
    Anyone who is 19 years of age or older and a resident of British Colombia can vote.
  10. Will I get notified after every vote I submit? 
    You will not get notified every time you vote but each and every one of your votes will get counted and the BCAA Play Here website will be updated every 24 hours so keep your eyes on the vote counts!
  11. How is the winner chosen? 
    The 3 nominations with the highest number of votes will each receive a revitalization worth up to $100,000. In the event of a tie, those tied entries will be re-judged by the judging panel and a winner selected. 
  12. When will the winners be announced? 
    The 3 winners will be announced on June 23, 2017 on Global News Morning BC. 
  13. What prizes are available this year? 
    This year there are 3 grand prizes with each community winning up to $100,000 in revitalization services. That’s $300,000 for 3 play spaces! 
  14. In 2016, BCAA surprised the Province with three runner-up prizes, can we expect that again? 
    Instead of runner-up prizing, BCAA Play Here is investing in not just 2, but 3 grand prizes of a $100,000 revitalization for 2017. There will be no runner-up prizes.
  15. I have questions, who can I ask? 
    If you cannot find the answer to your question in these FAQ’s and need further information, feel free to email us at playhere@bcaa.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can.