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Welcome to our Nationwide Family-Friendly Awards!

2021 Family-Friendly Awards have closed. See below for your winners and
check back in December to vote for 2022!

2021 Family-Friendly Awards decal. A teal circle on a white background with a green 2021 at the top and the words UP-STAND Family-Friendly Awards written below it.

WHAT ARE UP-STAND'S ANNUAL FAMILY-FRIENDLY AWARDS?

These awards are designed to celebrate accessibility and change norms around family-friendliness. 
We aim to:

• Recognize outstanding efforts to improve access for children and their caretakers

• Advance awareness about how to accommodate families

• Encourage high standards of accessibility in the service industry

HOW ARE WINNERS SELECTED?

Awards are earned by businesses/organizations that:

• Meet the objectives listed

• Demonstrate innovation, creativity, and leadership

• Represent UP-STAND’s mission

• Make effective use of available resources

Read more about our selection process

 

2021 AWARD WINNERS
These winners were selected based on your votes for entities that provided COVID-safe experiences AND family-friendly accessibility. 
Central Maine Toyota (Waterville, ME)
Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale (Bronx, NY)
Cox Farms (Centreville, VA)
Discovery Museum (Acton, MA)
Imagination Station (Toledo, OH)
Industry Gymnastics (Long Island City, NY)
Luv2Play (Fairfax, VA)
Martha Restaurant (Philadelphia, PA)
National Aquarium (Baltimore, MD)
New-York Historical Society (New York, NY)
Sunny Smiles Pediatric Dentistry (Fairfax, VA)
Full PDF with individual listings is in progress! Please check back soon.

 

2020 AWARD WINNERS
These winners were selected based on your votes for entities that provided COVID-safe experiences AND family-friendly accessibility. Support them by sharing their award, ordering items online, following their live stream events, and leaving them positive feedback!
Download the 2020 Awards Guide
Meet your 2020 Winners

 

2019 AWARD WINNERS
D.C. Metro (Washington, D.C.)
Glory Days Grill (Centreville, VA)
Inhale Miami (Miami, FL)
Meet the Meat (Astoria, NY)
Museum of Natural History (Washington, D.C.)
Nationals Park (Washington, D.C.)
Near West Theatre (Cleveland, OH)
New Victory Theater (New York, NY)
NYC Ferry (New York, NY)
ONE Community Church (Dallas, TX)
Play Arts Play Space (Philadelphia, PA)
Queens Public Library - Broadway Branch (Queens, NY)
Smithsonian National Zoo (Washington, D.C.)
The Americana at Brand (Los Angeles, CA)


2018 AWARD WINNERS
Download the full 2018 Awards Guide
Download 2018 winners by location:
Boston
Chicago
Dallas
Denver
Los Angeles
Miami
New York
San Diego
San Francisco
Seattle

 

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