Hashtag Sports Awards | New York City

Presented by Budweiser

We honor excellence in

The 2nd 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

JUN 23

Entries Close

JUL 10

Judging Begins


Shortlist Announced

OCT 21

Awards Show

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



Carmelo Anthony

Athlete & Partner

Melo7 Tech Partners

Tina Davis

SVP, Corporate Sponsorships & Marketing


Nick Kelly

Head of US Sports Marketing

AB In-Bev

Mike Raffensperger



Josh Hart


LightHarted Podcast

Sandra Lopez



Michael D. Ratner

CEO & Founder

OBB Pictures

Melissa Brenner

EVP, Digital Media


Baron Davis

Athlete & Founder

Baron Davis Enterprises

TJ Adeshola

Head of Sports


Ricardo Fort

Head of Global Sponsorships

The Coca-Cola Company

Lisa Murray



Taylor Rooks

Host, Take It There

Bleacher Report

Dev Sethi

Head of Sports


Sara Toussaint

VP, Sports Marketing

Wells Fargo

Jennifer Kavanagh

SVP Marketing & Media

Philadelphia Eagles

Ryan Blaney

Team Penske Driver


Tricia Clarke-Stone


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: $425

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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 awards show will honor the work of brands, agencies, media companies, and sports properties created during the period of January 1, 2019 - May 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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