Participation category: Sports Technology Awards 2020

Best Technology for Participation

This celebrates technology which has a measurable impact on promoting, improving or increasing participation in sports and/or fitness at any level.


Judges will review entries on the following criteria

  • What is the market for this technology
  • What need does the entry meet and how does it do so effectively
  • To what degree is the technology unique and innovative or, where there is competing technology, how is the entry’s technology superior (e.g. easier to use, more accessible, more rigorous etc.)
  • How robust is the technology as a business proposition (e.g. how scalable is the tech, what is its potential for growth and to what degree can it disrupt the existing market)
  • Quantitative and qualitative data supporting the entry (e.g. stats and third-party endorsements)

Download the category form  here


Multiple Entries can be used to give entrants a higher chance of winning or being shortlisted. If you have any questions regarding which category(ies) is best suited to your technology, please call our commercial team on +44 (020) 3150-2080

To explore the winning technology from last year see our   2019 Sports Technology Awards winners.


If you are interested in entering the ‘Best Technology for Participation’ category here’s some more information on why it has been included in this year’s Sports Technology Awards.

The steady rise of people understanding the joys of sport and an active lifestyle has seen ever greater numbers of us on the track, court, field, roads or slopes. Technology contributes to sports participation in two clear ways – firstly, it helps people start a sport in which they are interested, secondly, and as people evolve from testing out a sport to becoming someone committed to it, technology makes doing their chosen activity easier or more interesting.

Participation is fun, healthy and can be highly social; this category reflects that and embraces all trends and aspects of the market. Spanning governing bodies, mass participation events, teams and individuals, new sports technology facilitating participation in sport emerges almost daily. Competitive people can access technology that demonstrates and supports the growth of their personal sporting prowess; social people can find new opponents, playing partners or like-minded friends with whom they can interact; organizations can inspire people to try their disciplines and events…the list is endless.

The ability for major sporting events to inspire participation is debatable – the role of technology in successful participation is not.

‘Best Technology for Participation’ is an established category and our judges tell us that they really enjoy seeing innovative sports technology developments amongst the entries.

With society’s appetite for participating in sport increases, we look forward to the celebration of the great work being done in this area at the Sports Technology Awards ceremony in 2020.

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