As the only global organisation designated to support businesses and people involved in the au pair industry, we proudly present our annual IAPA Au Pair of the Year Award.
Our Award provides au pairs the recognition and credit they deserve and at the same time enhances the public’s awareness of this cultural exchange programme and the mutual benefit au pairs and families get from it.
Additionally the Au Pair of the Year Award is a great opportunity to showcase your organisation and promote the quality of your au pair programme all over the world.
We call on our members to request their host families to nominate their extraordinary, exceptional au pair who deserves to win this Award.
The IAPA Au Pair of the Year Award is handed out at our annual Work Experience Travel Market and IAPA Annual Conference (WETM-IAC), taking place in March.
- In order to participate both the sending and receiving agencies should be IAPA members.
- The au pair being nominated for the award is/was an au pair in the period 2016-2017.
- Entries are to be submitted no later than Friday, 27 January 2016, 23:59 CET.
- Only fully completed online submissions will be accepted.
- please note that we can only accept a maximum of three applications.per organisation
- Invite your host families to submit an essay describing why their au pair is extraordinary and deserves to win the IAPA Au Pair of the Year Award!
- Once you have received the essay, submit the full application through our online nomination form.
- All completed submissions received by the deadline will be blind reviewed by the IAPA Executive Board members, who will select three finalists.
- The finalists will be requested to send in a summary describing their experience, which will then be reviewed to ultimately select the winner.
- The winning au pair is required to attend the award ceremony (expenses paid by IAPA) during WETM-IAC 2016, taking place from 25-27 March 2017 in Munich, Germany
- The nomination consist from an essay written by the host family, describing the characteristics that make their au pair exceptional. The essay should be between 500-800 words (approximately 1 page). The essay should only describe the experience, without referring to the name of either sending/receiving agency.
- The family is requested to submit pictures or a video to support their nomination.
- Additional details are provided through the online submission form and are not a part of the review process.
- We are looking for compelling reasons why the host family believes their au pair is exceptional.
- To ensure fairness and objectivity by the selection panel, the names of the au pair and the sending/receiving organisation/s will not appear on contest entries.
- All contest entries will become property of the International Au Pair Association, including rights to edit and publish the material.
- The winning au pair will be notified by IAPA.
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