Yahoo Sports Technology Awards
Enter Final Submission Deadline for Paid Entries on Friday 7th September 2018 at 4PM GMT

The Oscars of
sports technology

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Now recognized as an international mark of excellence, the Yahoo Sports Technology Awards is a unique celebration of technology-led innovation across sport globally. Taking place each May, the Awards attract exceptional brands, guests and presenters.
Guests

Attend from 5 continents

1 in 2

Guests are C-Suite employees

22%

Guests are from sports organizations

60%

Guests are from technology or media

90%

Guests would recommend the Awards to industry peers

Our Categories

Select a category to find out more. Multiple Entries can be used to give entrants a higher chance of winning or being shortlisted.

Agency

Agency of the Year - This celebrates the agency which, thanks to the adoption, use or creation of technology, has shown itself to tangibly achieve and / or deliver better work or solutions for the clients it serves, as well as how the agency has developed as a business entity in its own right.

App

Best App - This celebrates innovative apps in the sports sector which markedly improve the end-user experience of the market(s) being targeted.

Digital Technology

Best Digital Technology - This celebrates technology, spanning electronic tools, systems, devices and resources that generate, store or process data, including but not limited to broadcast, social media, online games, multimedia and mobile devices, that improves the end-user experience, informs or educates its target market better, or informs organizational growth.

Innovation

Best Innovation of the Year - This celebrates the best technological innovation in sports created over the past 18 months (the innovation must have been tangibly available no earlier than June 2017). Concepts are ineligible.

Rights Holder / Governing Body

Rights Holder / Governing Body / Team of the Year - This celebrates the rights holder, governing body, international federation or team which, thanks to the adoption, use or creation of technology, has shown itself to tangibly improve its work. This improvement can be either in a single, significant area or across its entire jurisdiction or organization.

Sponsor of the Year

Sponsor of the Year - This celebrates the sponsor which, thanks to the adoption, use or creation of technology, has achieved its sponsorship objectives. These span products showcasing, brand awareness, hospitality, audience engagement, improvement of the entity it sponsors etc. or a mix of all the above. The entry can pertain to one campaign or an overall sponsorship activation.

Sports Broadcast

Best Sports Broadcast (Single or Series) - This celebrates the sports radio, tv or digital broadcast which has used technology to improve the end-user experience. Submissions can be for a single programme, series or tournament.

Sports Equipment or Apparel

Most Innovative Sports Equipment or Apparel - This celebrates innovative sports equipment or apparel created over the past 24 months (to have been on general release no earlier than January 2016) which enables more effective performance in a single or multiple sports. This includes but is not limited to clothing, gloves, footwear, training and conditioning equipment, body, joint and head protection and equipment such as rackets, bats, skis and boards.

Sports Partnership

Most Innovative Sports Partnership - This celebrates technology-led work in sports, involving two or more entities, where solutions have been created for tangible and relevant challenges and opportunities.

Technology for Athlete Welfare

Best Technology for Athlete Welfare - This celebrates technology which specializes in ‘off field’ care, ensuring athletes of any level are safeguarded across any facet of mental and / or physical health. This includes but is not limited to, technology that facilitates rapid identification, avoidance or treatment of injuries and issues, or which helps injured or unwell athletes recover.

Technology for Elite Performance

Best Technology for Elite Performance - This celebrates technology which enables elite athletes or their managers and coaches to be more effective in improving performance.

Technology for Esports

Best Technology for Esports - This celebrates technology created for or by Esports businesses, leagues, teams, and organizations which tangibly improves the end-user experience and / or enables the Esports entity to undertake its work more quickly, innovatively or cost-effectively.

Technology for Fan Engagement

Best Technology for Fan Engagement - This celebrates technology which enables better engagement between fans and sports entities of all types.

Technology for Participation

Best Technology for Participation - This celebrates technology which has a measurable impact on promoting, improving or increasing participation at any level of sport.

Technology for Sports Betting

Best Technology for Sports Betting - This celebrates technology created for or by sports betting businesses which tangibly improves the end-user experience and / or enables the betting company to achieve growth and / or undertake its work more quickly, innovatively or cost-effectively.

Technology for Sports Commerce

Best Technology for Sports Commerce - This celebrates technology which enables better commercial performance in any organizations working in sports or any aspect of a sports organization. This includes, but is not limited to, work in areas such as data, WIFI / connectivity, CRM, media, ticketing or transactional services.

Technology-Led Campaign

Most Innovative Technology-Led Campaign - This celebrates any campaign in sport (including but not limited to marketing, sponsorship, education, advertising etc.) that was structured around ground-breaking data insights or digital technology.

Wearable Technology

Best Wearable Technology - This celebrates innovative wearable technology created over the past 24 months (to have been on general release no earlier than January 2016) which enables more effective performance in a single or multiple sport. Technology targeting elite athletes or mass market technology is eligible to enter.

Why You Should Enter

Here are just three of the many reasons you should put your work in contention for a trophy

1.
Our Judges

Our judges want to know what organizations like yours are doing; they only review entries relevant to their expertise, consequently, they are potential buyers of, or investors in your business. Make sure they see your work.

2.
Benchmark of Success

It isn’t just winners who report Awards’ success converting into tangible business returns, shortlisted companies reap benefits too. So, if your company would like reduced sales cycles, quicker inbound investment, improved staffing and elevated client discussions’, having Yahoo Sports Technology Awards’ success associated with your brand is a passport to better business.

3.
Exposure

The cost to enter (starting at only £245+VAT) gets you far more than the Awards process. You also receive brand exposure through The Tech Hub video portal, profile via the Awards digital channels, and ad hoc PR opportunities. The network reach offered to entries via the combined Group and media partner channels exceeds 1bn globally – that’s indisputably great ROI.

Our Judges

Committed to innovation in sports

The Awards are serious about honest, authentic and authoritative scrutiny and this is reflected both by the outstanding profile of our judging panel and the process by which entries are judged.

All judging is completed online, independently of and without reference to any other scorer; each judge marks every element of the entry form, then submits a total score for each shortlisted entry. In the case of a tie, at least one other judge is asked to evaluate these in the same way to determine the winner.

Kelly Sotherton Yahoo Sports Technology Awards

Kelly Sotherton Triple Olympic Medallist / Athletics Coach

Luke Bodensteiner Yahoo Sports Technology Awards

Luke Bodensteiner Chief of Sport, US Ski and Snowboard

Jill Geer

Jill Geer Chief Marketing Officer, USA Track and Field

Pete Samara

Pete Samara Director of Innovation and Technology, Formula 1

Raj Mannick

Raj Mannick Head of Sport, Yahoo UK

Tanni Grey Thompson Judge

Baroness Tanni Grey–Thompson Eleven-time Paralympic Gold Medalist and Crossbench Peer, House of Lords

Michael Lynagh

Michael Lynagh Managing Director, Dow Jones Corporate EMEA

Melissa Brenner

Melissa Brenner Executive Vice President, Digital Media, NBA

Our Testimonials

I have been really blown away by the level of entrants. What’s great is when you see the big companies as well as the small emerging ones. Every entry is a winner in its own right.

Martin Corry MBE Rugby World Champion

The Sports Technology Awards has benefited Two Circles in many ways. The third-party endorsement has become very valuable to provide confidence to all of our stakeholders. The ceremony is very enjoyable and also a great networking opportunity. I would thoroughly recommend these awards to other businesses in the sector.

Matt Rogan Chairman, Two Circles

I learnt a lot from the Awards, sports tech is a rapidly changing space and professionally, if you want to keep competing you need to keep pace.

Marlon Devonish Olympic Champion and Speed Consultant

Your success at the awards carries so much clout

1.
More than a Great Trophy

Winning is wonderful but being shortlisted is equally valuable. Organizations of all types report repeatedly that The Yahoo Sports Technology Awards has delivered tangible business returns for them, from improved sales and customer opportunities to investor conversations and better staff morale. If you believe in the quality of your work – back it with an entry.

2.
Strong Competition

The scale and scope of organizations entering the Awards is staggering and represent the work of many of the sector’s greatest visionaries. To cut through this competition and reach the shortlist is itself a real achievement and makes your business stand out.

3.
The Judging is Fair, Transparent, Rigorous and Expert

Our judges are unquestionably some of the most informed people in the sector and the judging process means that all their points of view are accounted for fairly. They are totally unbiased in their voting and are committed to working to seeing excellence – not a brand’s size or budget - win.

4.
Size Doesn't Matter

We ensure organizations of all sizes enjoy fair representation and opportunities at the Awards and are proud that The Yahoo Sports Technology Awards is it one of the few industry events where a bootstrap start-up can achieve victory over an established, international sports brand. Ultimately excellence, not organization size, claims the trophy.

Our Previous Winners

 

Yahoo Sports Technology Awards winning brands come from around the world and are united by their exceptional vision and execution. 2018’s winners are listed below and to see all the brands which have won, visit our Past Winners page. This leaves just one question – will your organization’s name be on this list in 2019?

Entering is Easy

1.
Create an Account

Follow the link on this page, register your details and create an account. Here you will be able to manage all your entries for this year’s awards.

2.
Select Categories

Choose the category or categories you'd like to enter.

3.
Fill in the Form

The form takes you through a series of questions, which ensure our judges are fully informed about your work.

4.
Submit

Submit your entry fee payment online – and you’re done!

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