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2018 Symposium

Sports Event Organizer of the Year

This award is given to a staff member of a NASC Rights Holder member organization who has exhibited the most outstanding impact in the sport tourism industry. This individual has positively impacted the industry through events held (i.e. economic impact, hotel occupancy, growth of sport in local community, participation and/or attendance records, etc.)

Submission Guidelines

The NASC Awards Committee invites you to submit nominations for the 2017 NASC Member Awards on behalf of your organization.

Award recipients will be selected on the basis of exemplary performance and merit, and not all awards may be awarded in a given year. Winners will be announced the Opening Ceremonies and Member Awards Breakfast at the 25th annual NASC Sports Event Symposium in Sacramento, CA on March 28, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. PT. Nominations and all supplemental materials are due by Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 11:59pm ET.

If you have any questions about the nomination process or specific award categories, please contact Elizabeth Young, Director of Membership and Marketing at 513.281.3888 or Elizabeth@SportsCommissions.org.

In order for your entry to be considered, please address each of the judging criteria and clearly label each section of your entry according to the judging criteria outlined below. 

Submit an Entry.

Please include the following in your 800-word description:

  • Written statement detailing your organization’s mission, objectives and goals for current year. (10 pts)
  • Specific examples that show how you helped your organization achieve or exceed these goals.  Examples of the impact that your organization’s activities have had on the sport tourism industry or the communities where your organization holds major events (i.e. economic impact, hotel occupancy, growth in membership, etc.). (20 pts)
  • Describe how you made a positive impact during this calendar year (either as part of your organization or individually).  Nominees should exhibit exceptional qualities such as honesty, integrity, responsibility, compassion, and courage, and an exemplary commitment of time and energy serving others or towards the event(s). (20 pts)
  • Describe ways that you aided your organization to gain more exposure or engagement.  Examples can include media or public relations, acquisition of new sponsors or financial partners, gaining new partners (rights holders or local sports events hosts). (20 pts)
  • Include examples of support from community or industry leaders, strategic partners and/or organizations affected by your activities.  Give examples on how the community was involved and/or show a rally of support or involvement. (20 pts)
  • Contributions to NASC (i.e. board service, committee participation, CSEE certification, support of NASC’s mission, outreach, etc.). (10 pts)


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