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The SVG Europe Sports TV Awards has four categories:

 


Category stipulations – all categories

All entries must have a direct European connection either through the company being put forward, the event being covered, the service being offered, or the initiative being undertaken.

*Qualifying period: The sporting event, tournament, league or match must have occurred between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019 and been televised publicly by a broadcaster or online service. In the case of the One Planet and Diversity categories, the initiatives profiled in the entry must have been active in that same period.

For specific details about each of the four categories, see below. For help with your entry consult our Entry Notes and Advice.

Please also check the awards rules and eligibility guidelines.

The deadline for entries is 11 March 2020.


Categories and Judging Criteria

All the information you need about each of the four categories including what the judges will be looking for


? Category 1 – Outstanding Production Achievement

In this category, SVG Europe recognises a sports production that has delivered outstanding live coverage for viewers and/or media partners and pushed the boundaries of sports broadcasting. Considerations include overall quality of the production and storytelling; innovative use of new technologies; and lasting impact of new production techniques. The event could be a multi-day tournament or event, a season-long league or a single match, contest or competition.

This category covers all sports-related live programming, regardless of the size, type or frequency of the sport.

*Qualifying period: The sporting event, tournament, league or match must have occurred between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019 and been televised publicly by a broadcaster or online service. Proof-of-concept trials or development tests will be taken into consideration where appropriate, but the main event, league or match coverage must’ve been made available to a general viewing audience.

Key criteria

 

Pre-requisites

 

The judges will be looking for entries that:

 


? Category 2 – Outstanding OTT Experience

The Outstanding OTT Experience award is given to a sports OTT or streaming service, feature or app that in the view of the judges takes advantage of digital and personalisation to offer a viewing or user experience that is more engaging than traditional broadcast alone. Considerations include design and ease of use; production enhancements; or innovation in viewing or engagement.

*Qualifying period: The service, feature or app must have been available between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019 and viewable publicly. Proof-of-concept trials or development tests will be taken into consideration where appropriate but the main service, feature or app in the entry must’ve been made available to a general viewing audience.

Key criteria

 

Pre-requisites

 

The judges will be looking for entries that:

 

*Please provide the most appropriate metric or metrics for the service, feature or experience you are nominating. 


? Category 3 – One Planet Award for Sustainability in Sports TV

The One Planet Award recognises and rewards individuals, companies, projects or initiatives from across the sports broadcasting and production sector that can demonstrate an impactful contribution to the transition to a net-zero carbon and zero waste society. Applications covering all aspects of the sports TV sector are invited, including the technology we use, our production and operational practices and the editorial content we bring to audiences.

Entries can come from individual companies/organisations or collaborative projects between a range of stakeholders.

Key criteria

 

The judges will be looking for entries that:


? Category 4 – SVG Europe Women Award for Diversity in Sports TV

The Diversity in Sports TV Award is given to an organisational programme that has successfully encouraged diversity within the sports production and the media industry. Considerations could include an effective public-facing initiative that encourages diversity and inclusion; tangible changes that have improved the diversity of an organisation and/or the wider industry; and both intervention and industry leadership.

This award covers all types of inclusion and diversity including race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, socio-economic status, age, ability, religious and political beliefs (or other different ideologies).

Entries can come from individual companies/organisations or collaborative projects between a range of stakeholders.

Key criteria

 

The judges will be looking for entries that:


+Important+

For the One Planet Sustainability and SVG Europe Women Diversity awards, while the judges welcome entries which are cumulative in their success and have been developed or implemented over an extended period, perhaps even years, the pace of change in our industry means that projects, programmes and initiatives that went live more than a year ago are unlikely to make the shortlist. However, if the scheme is long-running but significant success was achieved in the calendar year of 2019, this would qualify. Please make those achievements clear in your submission.