International Sports Awards

Celebrating the finest sports work in the world

The INTERNATIONAL SPORTS AWARDS (ISA) recognise these individual, group and company achievements with honor and recognition on an annual basis.

The International Sports Awards commend excellence and innovation in the global sports industry, covering a wide spectrum including sports tech, diversity, women’s sports business, innovation, fan engagement, integrity, sustainability, social impact, education, media, sponsorship, and social media. Each award acknowledges outstanding contributions shaping the future of the Business of sports worldwide.

Application Deadline

1st November 2024

The Women’s Football Awards recognize excellence and innovation in various aspects of the game, from fan engagement and diversity initiatives to technological advancements and business leadership. These awards celebrate the collective efforts of individuals, clubs, companies, and initiatives dedicated to advancing women’s football on both local and global levels.

Application Deadline

1st November 2024

The USA Soccer Business Awards recognize excellence in various aspects of the soccer industry, from apps to fan engagement and environmental sustainability. These awards set high standards for innovation and progress within the soccer community.

Application Deadline

15th April 2025

The International Sports Convention (ISC) 30 Under Thirty Awards celebrates young professionals that have demonstrated passion, creativity and brilliance within the Sports, Media, and Entertainment Industry. It’s an opportunity to celebrate and support the young bright minds in Business of Sport and for organisations helping young talent thrive.

Application Deadline

1st December 2024

The International Sports Awards recognize outstanding achievements and groundbreaking advancements in the worldwide sports industry. They cover a diverse array of categories, including sports technology, diversity initiatives, women’s sports business, innovation, fan engagement, integrity, sustainability, social impact, education, media, sponsorship, and social media. Each accolade highlights remarkable contributions that are driving the evolution of the global sports business.

Application fee for all applicants is: 195 GBP plus vat.

To be considered: Please upload comprehensive supporting evidence that provides a thorough explanation and detailed justification for why you believe you should be considered deserving of winning this award. This evidence should include any relevant achievements, contributions, and testimonials that highlight the impact you/your company have made in your field.

Application Deadline

1st November 2024​

Award Categories

The Sports Tech Company Award recognizes excellence and innovation in the realm of sports technology. We celebrate the pioneering efforts of companies that have significantly impacted the sports industry through their groundbreaking technological advancements. Whether through the development of virtual training platforms, data analytics solutions, or any other innovative technology, this award honors the company that has demonstrated exceptional leadership and creativity in enhancing the athlete's performance, fan engagement, or the overall sports experience. The winner of this award embodies the spirit of innovation, pushing the boundaries of what's possible in sports technology and inspiring others to strive for excellence in this rapidly evolving field.

The Diversity and Inclusion Award recognizes outstanding commitment and achievement in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within the sports industry. Here we honor organizations or initiatives that have demonstrated exemplary efforts to create a more inclusive environment across all areas of sports, including but not limited to participation, leadership, and representation. Whether through implementing inclusive policies, launching diversity-focused initiatives, promoting accessibility, or advocating for underrepresented groups, the recipient of this award has made significant effort in championing diversity and inclusion within the sports community. This award celebrates the transformative impact of their work in breaking down barriers, promoting equality, and ensuring that everyone, regardless of background or identity, has equal opportunities to engage, excel, and thrive in the world of sports.

The Women's Sport Business Award acknowledges outstanding achievements and contributions made by women in the sports business sector. This award shines a light individuals or organizations that have demonstrated exemplary leadership, innovation, and dedication to advancing the role of women in various aspects of the sports industry. Whether through entrepreneurship, executive leadership, marketing, media, or any other area of sports business, the recipient of this award has made significant strides in breaking barriers, promoting diversity, and driving positive change. Their commitment to fostering an inclusive environment and empowering women to thrive professionally within the sports industry sets a commendable standard for others to follow. This award celebrates their remarkable achievements and serves as a testament to the invaluable impact of their work on the advancement of women in sports business.

The Innovation Award celebrates the pioneers and visionaries who have reshaped the sports landscape through their groundbreaking innovations. This recognition highlights individuals, companies, or research institutions that have demonstrated exceptional creativity, ingenuity, and technological prowess in developing cutting-edge solutions that push the boundaries of what is possible in the sports industry. From pioneering advancements in equipment design and sports performance analysis to revolutionary fan engagement platforms and sustainable venue technologies, the recipient of this award represents the forefront of innovation in sports. Their groundbreaking contributions not only enhance athletic performance and elevate the spectator experience but also drive positive societal impact and inspire future generations of innovators. This award honors their relentless pursuit of excellence and their transformative impact on the ever-evolving landscape of sports innovation.

This Fan Engagement Excellence Award recognizes the governing body within the sports industry that has demonstrated exceptional dedication and innovation in engaging and connecting with fans. This highlights the efforts of the governing body to foster a vibrant and inclusive community of supporters, enhancing their overall experience and interaction with the sport. Whether through digital initiatives, interactive events, grassroots campaigns, or other creative endeavors, the recipient of this award has successfully cultivated a passionate fan base and strengthened the bond between the sport and its audience. Their commitment to listening to fans, embracing new technologies, and providing immersive experiences sets a benchmark for excellence in fan engagement across the sports landscape. This award acknowledges their outstanding achievements in creating memorable moments and building lasting relationships with fans, ultimately enriching the fabric of the sport and ensuring its continued growth and success.

This Fan Engagement Innovation Award celebrates the exceptional achievements of companies within the sports industry that have demonstrated unparalleled creativity and effectiveness in engaging fans. This esteemed recognition highlights the company's innovative approaches, strategies, and technologies that have redefined the fan experience and fostered deeper connections with audiences. Whether through groundbreaking digital platforms, immersive live events, interactive content, or innovative marketing campaigns, the recipient of this award has demonstrated a profound understanding of fan preferences and behaviors, effectively leveraging these insights to create memorable and meaningful experiences. Their commitment to innovation, coupled with a relentless pursuit of excellence, has elevated fan engagement to new heights, setting a benchmark for the industry. This award honors their remarkable contributions in enhancing the relationship between sports brands and their passionate supporters, ultimately enriching the sports landscape and driving long-term growth and success.

This Fan Engagement Excellence Award celebrates the achievements of professional sports clubs that have demonstrated outstanding commitment and effectiveness in engaging their fan base. This recognizes clubs that have gone above and beyond to cultivate a vibrant and passionate community of supporters, fostering strong connections and enhancing the overall fan experience. This may be through innovative digital platforms, interactive matchday experiences, community outreach initiatives, or personalized fan interactions, the recipient of this award has demonstrated a profound understanding of their fans' preferences and aspirations. Their dedication to fan engagement has not only strengthened loyalty and enthusiasm among supporters but also contributed to the club's success on and off the field. This award acknowledges their exemplary efforts in nurturing a loyal fan base and creating memorable experiences that resonate with audiences, ultimately enriching the club's legacy and ensuring its sustained growth and prosperity.

The Sports Streaming Platform Innovation Award celebrates the remarkable achievements of sports streaming platforms that have demonstrated exceptional innovation in delivering captivating content and experiences to sports fans worldwide. This prestigious recognition highlights platforms that have revolutionized the landscape through pioneering technology, diverse content offerings, and user-centric features. Whether through immersive viewing experiences, advanced streaming capabilities, or interactive fan engagement tools, the recipient of this award has reimagined how sports content is consumed and experienced. Their relentless pursuit of innovation has not only expanded access to sporting events but also deepened fan engagement, creating dynamic connections between audiences and the sports they love. This award honors their groundbreaking contributions to sports streaming, setting new benchmarks for excellence and reshaping the future of sports entertainment.

The Sports Integrity Award honors remarkable dedication and achievements in upholding integrity within the sports realm. This esteemed recognition celebrates individuals, organizations, or initiatives that have showcased exceptional leadership, transparency, and accountability in fostering integrity across all facets of sports. Whether through robust anti-doping initiatives, effective governance structures, integrity education endeavors, or proactive measures against corruption and match-fixing, the recipient of this award epitomizes unwavering commitment to preserving the core values of fairness and sportsmanship. Their relentless endeavors safeguard the integrity of sports, instill trust among athletes, fans, and stakeholders, and inspire a culture of honesty and respect. This award celebrates their unwavering commitment to sports integrity and underscores their significant contributions to maintaining the integrity and credibility of sports globally.

The Sports Agency Award celebrates the outstanding achievements and contributions of sports agencies that have demonstrated unparalleled professionalism, integrity, and innovation in representing athletes and shaping the sports industry. This honors agencies that have excelled in providing comprehensive services, strategic guidance, and career development opportunities for their clients. Whether through contract negotiations, brand partnerships, media relations, or philanthropic endeavors, the recipient of this award embodies excellence in client representation and business management within the dynamic landscape of sports. Their commitment to fostering strong relationships, driving growth, and maximizing opportunities for athletes sets them apart as leaders in the industry. This award recognizes their dedication to excellence, their transformative impact on the lives and careers of athletes, and their significant contributions to the advancement of the sports business ecosystem.

The Sports Sustainability Award recognizes organizations, initiatives, or individuals that have demonstrated exceptional dedication and achievement in promoting sustainability within the sports industry. This prestigious accolade celebrates innovative approaches and impactful initiatives that integrate environmental, social, and economic sustainability principles into sports operations and practices. Whether through sustainable venue management, eco-friendly event planning, community engagement programs, or advocacy for environmental conservation, the recipient of this award embodies the spirit of sustainability and sets a commendable example for the sports community. Their efforts contribute to minimizing the environmental footprint of sports activities, fostering positive social impact, and ensuring the long-term viability of the sports industry.

The Social Impact Award honors organizations, initiatives, or individuals that have made significant contributions to society through sports. This recognition celebrates initiatives that leverage the power of sports to address social challenges, promote inclusivity, and empower communities. Whether through youth development programs, initiatives promoting gender equality, disability inclusion efforts, or community outreach initiatives, the recipient of this award demonstrates exceptional dedication to creating positive social change. Their endeavors inspire and uplift individuals, foster a sense of belonging, and catalyze social progress, leaving a lasting legacy of impact and transformation.

The Sports Education Award recognizes outstanding contributions and achievements in sports education. This award acknowledges initiatives, organizations, or individuals that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to advancing education through sports. Whether through academic programs, coaching certifications, skill development initiatives, or sports-focused curriculum development, the recipient of this award embodies excellence in sports education. Their efforts equip individuals with valuable knowledge, skills, and opportunities, empowering them to succeed both on and off the field. This award acknowledges their significant impact on the development of athletes, coaches, and sports enthusiasts, and their dedication to fostering a culture of lifelong learning and excellence in sports education.

The Sports Media Award celebrates outstanding achievements and contributions in sports media. This honors media outlets, journalists, broadcasters, and content creators who have demonstrated excellence in sports coverage, storytelling, and audience engagement. Whether through compelling narratives, insightful analysis, innovative multimedia content, or groundbreaking investigative journalism, the recipient of this award exemplifies excellence in sports media. Their work informs, entertains, and inspires audiences, capturing the essence and excitement of sports while fostering a deeper connection between fans and the sports they love. This award recognizes their creativity, professionalism, and dedication to delivering exceptional sports content to audiences worldwide.

 The Sports Sponsorship Award recognizes outstanding achievements and innovation in sports sponsorship and partnerships. This award honors organizations, brands, and sports properties that have demonstrated exceptional creativity, effectiveness, and impact in leveraging partnerships to drive mutual value and achieve business objectives. Whether through strategic brand alignments, innovative activation campaigns, or meaningful community engagement initiatives, the recipient of this award exemplifies excellence in sports sponsorship. Their collaborations enhance the fan experience, elevate brand visibility, and contribute to the growth and sustainability of the sports industry. This award acknowledges their commitment to forging meaningful partnerships that resonate with audiences and deliver tangible results for all stakeholders involved.

The Sports Social Media Award celebrates outstanding achievements in leveraging social media to engage, inform, and inspire audiences within the sports industry. This recognition honors sports organizations, athletes, brands, and content creators who have demonstrated exceptional creativity, authenticity, and effectiveness in their social media efforts. Whether through captivating content, interactive fan engagement initiatives, or innovative storytelling techniques, the recipient of this award embodies excellence in sports social media. Their impactful presence on social platforms cultivates meaningful connections with fans, amplifies brand visibility, and enhances the overall fan experience. This award acknowledges their mastery of social media, their ability to drive conversation and excitement, and their significant contributions to shaping the digital landscape of sports.

Women's Football Business

The Women’s Football Awards celebrate remarkable achievements and pioneering efforts in multiple aspects of the sport, ranging from fan engagement and diversity initiatives to technological innovation and business leadership. These awards acknowledge the collective dedication of individuals, clubs, companies, and initiatives that are driving the progress of women’s football at both local and international levels.

Application fee for all applicants is: 195 GBP plus vat.

To be considered: Please upload comprehensive supporting evidence that provides a thorough explanation and detailed justification for why you believe you should be considered deserving of winning this award. This evidence should include any relevant achievements, contributions, and testimonials that highlight the impact you/your company have made in your field.

Application Deadline

1st November 2024​

Award Categories

This award recognizes a football club that has demonstrated exceptional commitment and creativity in engaging with its fan base. Whether through interactive events, fan forums, exclusive content, or community outreach programs, this club has effectively cultivated a strong and loyal fan following.

This award acknowledges a company or sponsor that has actively engaged with women's football fans in innovative ways. Whether through fan-centric initiatives, collaborative partnerships with clubs, or unique fan experiences, this company has significantly contributed to enhancing the connection between fans and the women's football community.

This award celebrates a women's football club that has executed an outstanding social media campaign to engage fans, drive brand awareness, and promote women's football. The winning campaign demonstrates creativity, audience engagement, and strategic use of social media platforms to amplify the club's message and connect with fans worldwide.

This award honors an individual, organization, or initiative within the women's football community that has made significant strides in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Whether through initiatives to increase participation among underrepresented groups, fostering inclusive environments, or advocating for diversity in leadership positions, the recipient of this award has demonstrated a commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in women's football.

This award recognizes technological innovations that have positively impacted women's football. Whether through advancements in training equipment, performance analysis tools, fan engagement platforms, or broadcasting technologies, this innovation has contributed to the growth, development, and enhancement of the women's game.

This award honors a sponsorship activation campaign that has significantly elevated the visibility and impact of women's football. The winning activation demonstrates creativity, authenticity, and effectiveness in leveraging the sponsor's brand to support and promote women's football at all levels.

This prestigious award recognizes an exemplary leader who has demonstrated outstanding vision, innovation, and leadership in advancing the business of women's football. Whether through successful strategic initiatives, impactful partnerships, or transformative leadership, this individual has made significant contributions to the growth and success of women's football on a global scale.

USA Soccer Business

The USA Soccer Business Awards celebrate outstanding accomplishments in diverse areas of the soccer industry, such as mobile applications, fan engagement, and environmental sustainability. These accolades set high standards for creativity and progress within the soccer community.

Application fee for all applicants is: 195 GBP plus vat.

To be considered: Please upload comprehensive supporting evidence that provides a thorough explanation and detailed justification for why you believe you should be considered deserving of winning this award. This evidence should include any relevant achievements, contributions, and testimonials that highlight the impact you/your company have made in your field.



Application Deadline

15th April 2025​

Award Categories

The Best Soccer App/Software award honors the top-performing digital tools designed for soccer enthusiasts. Recognizing innovation, functionality, and user experience, we celebrate applications and platforms that excel in providing comprehensive features and seamless engagement. From live match updates to interactive content, the winner sets the standard for excellence in soccer-centric digital solutions, enriching the experience for fans worldwide.

This award recognises initiatives fostering inclusive environments in soccer. Recognizing organizations championing diversity, equity, and inclusion, this category celebrates efforts to break down barriers and promote acceptance within the sport. The winner sets a standard for progress, enriching soccer experiences and advancing diversity on a broader scale.

The Media Excellence Award recognizes outstanding contributions in soccer media, celebrating excellence in storytelling, analysis, and audience engagement. This category honors media outlets, journalists, and content creators who demonstrate professionalism, creativity, and impact in delivering compelling soccer coverage across diverse platforms. The recipient sets a standard for excellence, contributing to the growth and popularity of the sport in the United States.

The Innovation in Technology Award shines a spotlight on pioneering advancements that elevate the soccer experience through technology. This category celebrates solutions and initiatives driving positive change in player development, fan engagement, and stadium experiences. The winner will showcase creativity and impact, setting new standards for innovation within the soccer industry.

This award celebrates clubs that excel in connecting with their supporters. Recognizing creativity and impact, this category honors organizations that prioritize innovative initiatives to enhance the fan experience. The recipient sets the standard for excellence in fan engagement, fostering strong connections and enriching the soccer community.

The Fan Engagement - Company Award recognizes companies that excel in connecting with soccer fans through innovative initiatives. This category celebrates organizations that prioritize creativity, impact, and inclusivity in their fan engagement strategies. The recipient sets a standard for excellence, enhancing the fan experience and contributing to the growth of the soccer community.

The Influencer Partnership of the Year Award celebrates exceptional collaborations between soccer entities and influencers. This category highlights partnerships that leverage social media personalities to enhance brand visibility and engagement within the soccer community. A time to showcase creativity, impact, and authenticity, setting a standard for excellence in influencer marketing within the soccer industry.

The Environmental Sustainability Award honors outstanding efforts in environmental stewardship within the soccer industry. This category celebrates initiatives that prioritize sustainability, minimize carbon footprint, and promote eco-friendly practices. The winner will demonstrate innovation and tangible impact, setting a standard for excellence in environmental responsibility.

The Business Best Soccer Event Production of the Year Award honors outstanding execution in organizing memorable soccer events. This category recognizes initiatives that excel in planning, creativity, and overall experience for participants and spectators. Showcasing a high standard for event production, prioritizing fan engagement and player satisfaction.

The Best Coaching Education Program Award recognizes programs that excel in developing soccer coaches. This category celebrates initiatives that provide comprehensive training, expert instruction, and valuable resources to coaches at all levels. The winner will prioritize innovation, effectiveness, and continuous improvement, setting a high standard for coaching education within the soccer community.

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The International Sports Convention (ISC) 30 Under Thirty Awards celebrates young professionals that have demonstrated passion, creativity and brilliance within the Sports, Media, and Entertainment Industry.

It’s an opportunity to celebrate and support the young bright minds in Business of Sport and for organisations helping young talent thrive.

Application Deadline

1st December 2024

For companies nominating their employees it showcases the importance of emerging and developing talent. It also helps attracting new young talent. In addition helping them in their professional journey.

For individuals it rewards them with recognition and helps develop their personal brand.

Nigel Fletcher, CEO – International Sports Convention:
“We believe in an industry where people should be enabled to grow their careers, wherever their next steps may take them. The 30 under Thirty is one way that we can recognise this emerging talent, allowing the sports industry to highlight its great work off the pitch”.

Applications

Applications are open to anyone working within the Business of Sport directly or supporting the sports, media and entertainment industries. These can be governing bodies, professional clubs, federations, agencies, tech companies, brands. A company or and individual can nominate themselves.

Applications close: November 30th 2024

Application fee for all nominees is: 300 GBP plus vat. This includes a full delegate ticket to the International Sports Convention 2025 regardless of whether you are actually in the final 30 list. This is ISC way of also ensuring greater diversity at ISC with more younger people attending. It should be noted therefore that a normal delegate ticket is 695 GBP plus vat.

To be considered: Please send a 1-2 page description why the person has shown exceptional talent. Please include within the application their full name, organisation and job title.

Winners

All thirty winners will be presented with their trophies and be given access to ISC leadership forum as part of ISC 2025.

2023 ISA Winners

Previous Winners