BT Sport Industry Awards


The BT Sport Industry Awards 2019 are now open for entries, with new categories and even more ways for the sport industry to get involved.

They include a new Event of the Year category, as well as a Sport Organisation of the Year in association with XL Catlin, open to rightsholders including leagues, clubs, teams and governing bodies. Further industry-driven changes include a series of new, cross-cutting business impact awards:

  • Fan or Community Engagement – aimed at both digital and offline programmes targeting a specific audience

  • Social or Sustainable Development – recognising projects driving environmental, community or broader social benefits through sport; and

  • Cutting Edge Sport – making its return as a platform to recognise innovative thinking and disruptive action across all parts of the industry

The awards have evolved into the largest of their kind in the world, sitting at the very heart of the commercial sports industry, with a mission to support the industry’s growth and celebrate its success. 

Entries are open until 5pm on Thursday 29th November 2018, with the Official Shortlist due to be announced on Friday 15th February 2019.

The BT Sport Industry Awards 2019, the star-studded highlight of the industry year, will take place on Thursday 25th April 2019 at Battersea Evolution, London.

At the BT Sport Industry Awards 2018 hosted by Mark Durden-Smith and Alex Scott, senior figures from across the sport industry joined countless sporting stars, including Sir Mo Farah, Johanna Konta, Dylan Hartley, Sir Ben Ainslie, George Groves, Brian O’Driscoll, Casey Stoney, Jordan Nobbs, David Weir, Chris Eubank Jr and Snr, Elise Christie, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh, Ellie Simmonds, Heather Knight and Jonny Bairstow.

Bringing together sports stars, celebrities, senior decision makers, influencers and global media, the industry’s most anticipated night of the year celebrates the very best work from across the sector. The famous trophies are awarded on-stage in front of a sell-out crowd of 1,700 guests at the star-studded event, held annually in London.