Nominations are open to all nationals, groups, organisations and corporate entities who have made a meaningful contribution to the promotion and development of sport over the past year.
Nomination Guidelines (PDF download)
Sport in the Community:
Community Sport Programme
A programme that is conducted over a period of at least 1 month, at community level, and in any sport(s) that has had a significant impact on the lives of the participants. A programme that incorporates social or life skills in its design, that targets a disadvantaged or at-risk group, or that unearths sporting talent will be given special consideration.
A community-based organization that, through sporting or physical activity, has contributed significantly to enhanced community spirit or engagement. The organization does not have to be a sporting group but must have used sport as a vehicle to achieve a development goal or objective.
An individual who works with an athlete or team at community level and has contributed significantly to the development and achievements of the athlete or team. The individual must also be an inspiration to his/her charges and function as a leader, setting an example not just for those in his/her care but others in the community.
A team, based in and with players from a particular community that has excelled at community or national level competition in any sport. A team, that through its efforts on the field of play, has engendered community spirit or has in any other way enhanced the lives of the residents of that community.
An individual or organization that is talismanic in its stature within a particular community and is widely recognized as a leader, motivator, implementer and/or positive influence in the promotion of universal values of fair play and unity.
Sport in Education
A teacher, working at primary or secondary level, who has made a significant contribution to the knowledge and practice of sport & physical education.
Best Performing School
A school, primary or secondary, that has excelled, through a team(s) in one or more areas of sport.
Sport Journalist (Electronic)
A journalist who has produced a sport-related story or piece, broadcast on radio, television or the Internet. The piece may be an investigative piece or an outstanding narrative on a specific event, athlete or sport-related subject.
Sport Journalist (Print)
A journalist who has produced a sport-related article, published in a daily, weekly or monthly publication. The piece may be an investigative piece or an outstanding narrative on a specific event, athlete or sport-related subject.
This award recognizes the images that capture the excitement, passion, drama and colour of sport. Entries may be either a single photograph or a series on the same subject (limited to five images per series).
National Governing Body
A male athlete, irrespective of age, who has delivered the most outstanding performance in his sport on a national, regional or international level.
A female athlete, irrespective of age, who has delivered the most outstanding performance in her sport on a national, regional or international level.
A team in any sport, who has delivered the most outstanding performance, on a national, regional or international level.
An athlete, age 19 or younger, who has delivered the most outstanding performance in their sport on a national, regional or international level. The athlete must have performed for the first time at this level and should therefore be relatively unknown to the wider public.
Athlete with a Disability (Intellectual)
An athlete with an intellectual disability who has delivered the most outstanding performance in their sport on a national, regional or international level.
Athlete with a Disability (Physical)
An athlete with a physical disability, who has delivered the most outstanding performance in their sport on a national, regional or international level.
An individual, functioning as manager of a team or athlete at national level who has distinguished him/herself in the profession, helping his/her charge to achieve significant success, which serves as an inspiration to those in his/her care as well as the wider national community.
Technical Team Member
An individual working alongside a national athlete or team, who has provided outstanding support in the area of sport medicine, physiotherapy, psychology, fitness, strength & conditioning or other technical service.
An individual, functioning as the coach of a team or athlete at national level, who has distinguished him/herself in the profession, leading his/her charge to significant success, and serving as an inspiration and example to those in his/her care as well as the wider national community.
A parent who has offered enduring support, guidance and encouragement to an elite athlete.
Most Consistent Performer
An athlete or team that has demonstrated a marked level of consistency in their performances, and as such, is considered a serious contender in any event they participate in.
An athlete or team, who has delivered an outstanding performance which has brought widespread public recognition, elevated their ranking in the sport or earned them a medal or other prize at the international level of competition.
An athlete or team, who has broken a record, either at national, regional or international level
An athlete or team who has delivered an impressive performance after returning to competition from illness, injury or loss of form or while competing has overcome a misstep, mishap, performance error or injury.
Presented to the athlete or team, irrespective of gender, or sport contested, adjudged to have made the best or most significant performance of the year in a match, series, multisport Games or tournament in his or her sport.
A corporate entity or business that has made the most significant contribution to sport – either through support of community activities, national athletes, teams or leagues, physical education or sport for development. The organization must have contributed not just funding but also other expertise to assist in the development or improvement of the project being supported.
Sport for a Social Cause
An organisation that seeks to raise awareness of and bring national attention to a social cause, using a social activity as the vehicle for sending a positive message.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF NOMINATIONS IS NOVEMBER 29th 2013.