Hashtag Sports Awards | New York City

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We honor excellence in

2nd Annual Hashtag Sports Awards

Engagement is more than a buzzword—it's the most critical challenge in sports business. Hashtag Sports is proud to benchmark effective engagement and define the value of fan & consumer connection for marketers.

The Hashtag Sports Awards, hosted in New York every June, is where the who's who in sports & entertainment—CMOs, media executives, athletes, and content creators—come to recognize & inspire those who do it best on the industry's biggest stage.

Key Dates & Fees

NOV 12

Entries Open
($250)

JAN 20

Early Deadline
($350)

MAR 20

Entries Close
($425)

MAY 20

Shortlist Announced

The Engagement Academy

The winners of The Hashtag Sports Awards are selected by The Engagement Academy of Sports & Entertainment. Comprised of industry leaders and engagement experts across the global sports media and marketing ecosystem, the Academy plays a vital role in shaping the future of sports content and experiences.

Heidi Browning

CMO

NHL

Carmelo Anthony

Athlete & Partner

Melo7 Tech Partners

Tina Davis

SVP, Corporate Sponsorships & Marketing

Citi

Nick Kelly

Head of US Sports Marketing

AB In-Bev

Ronalee Zarate-Bayani

CMO

LA Rams

Baker Mayfield

Athlete & Partner

Camwood Ventures

Sandra Lopez

GM & VP

Intel

Michael D. Ratner

CEO & Founder

OBB Pictures

Melissa Brenner

EVP, Digital Media

NBA

Baron Davis

Athlete & Founder

Baron Davis Enterprises

TJ Adeshola

Head of Sports

Twitter

Jay Williams

Athlete Analyst

ESPN

Lisa Murray

CMO

Octagon

Jemele Hill

Writer

The Atlantic

Dev Sethi

Head of Sports

Instagram

Taylor Rooks

Host, Take It There

Bleacher Report

Katie O'Reilly

CMO

Philadelphia 76ers

Ryan Blaney

Team Penske Driver

NASCAR

Tricia Clarke-Stone

CEO

WP Narrative_

Gotham Chopra

Founder & Storyteller

Religion of Sports

Why Enter?

Winning at Hashtag Sports places you among the engagement elite. It will mean you've created game-changing work that delivered results and set new benchmarks for effective engagement.

Winning means industry-wide exposure, new business, and more opportunities. Entering helps raise your company's engagement bar to new levels and future-proofs you for the next generation of fans and consumers.

Entry Cost: $250*
*Kickoff rate ends Friday, 11/22

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Why Industry Leaders Enter
The Hashtag Sports Awards

“To be recognized as a winner in engagement excellence amongst so many great brands and properties is a huge deal for our company. We exist to create this type of excellence for our clients.”

Adam Gotts, Lagardère Plus

Over 30 Categories

Categories for our inaugural awards show will honor the work of brands, agencies, media companies, and sports properties created during the period of January 1, 2019 - March 1, 2020. Explore categories eligible for entry within each of the groups below.

2019 Winners

Partnership Opportunities

Hashtag Sports sponsorship delivers impact and visibility leading up to, during, and beyond the Awards and Conference. When you partner with us, you invest in delivering value and exposure to thousands of influencers including marketers, decision makers, athletes, creators, and press – and their millions of fans and followers.

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