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? For the second year, an external panel of industry executives will judge the nominees. The committee for each category will include a mix of industry executives and 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 28th issue of SportsBusiness Journal.
When will I be notified about the status of my entry? Entrants that are chosen as Nominees will be notified on Monday, March 19, 2012. A list of nominees will be published in the SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily on Monday, March 19, 2012. Winners will be announced live during the awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 23 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.
For questions on the entry criteria and process, please contact Editorial Coordinator Laurie Garrison at firstname.lastname@example.org; 704-973-1331.
THE SPORTS BUSINESS AWARDS CEREMONY
How much does it cost to attend the awards gala? A table of 8 may be purchased for $3,500, or individual seats may be purchased for $450 each.
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 email@example.com or 704-973-1421.