How are the entries judged? Entries are judged by a panel of editors, writers and
researchers from the SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily. Entries will be
evaluated on excellence, growth, creativity, innovation, sound planning, implementation
and outcomes. The editorial panel for each category will determine the final nominees for
that category. The list of judges for each category will not be released.
How are the nominees judged? New to the judging process in 2011 is the inclusion of an
external panel of industry judges. The committee for each category will include four
industry executives and three members representing SportsBusiness Journal/Daily. The
committee for each category will determine the winner of that category by a private vote.
The list of judges for each category will be announced in the May 16th issue of
When will I be notified about the status of my entry? Entrants that are chosen as
Nominees will be notified on Monday March 14, 2011. A list of nominees will be
published in the SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily on Monday March 14,
2011. Winners will be announced live during the awards ceremony on Wednesday, May
18 at the New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square.
Can I submit an entry in more than one category? Yes. Please include separate entry
materials for each category.
How do I increase my chances of winning an award? Provide as much statistical data,
including budget and sponsorship information as possible. Budget information provided
will be considered off the record, unless otherwise specified. Provide as many concrete
and specific examples in the areas requested as possible.
Can I make an in-person presentation? In-person presentation will not be scheduled.
How much does it cost to enter? There is no fee to submit an entry.
Please contact Editorial Coordinator Laurie Garrison at
The Sports Business Awards Ceremony
How much does it cost to attend the awards gala? A table of 8 may be purchased for $3,250, or individual seats may be purchased for $425 each.
How can I purchase seats to the awards gala? Individual seats and tables can be purchased online.
Is there a special/discounted sleeping room rate at the New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square for attendees? The Sports Business Awards does not have a block of sleeping rooms reserved at the New York Marriott Marquis. Please contact hotel reservations at 212-398-1900 for the best available room rate.
Please contact Senior Director Conferences and Events Donna Johnson at