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Best Sporting Event

Awarded to a sporting or mass participation sporting event that gives regional, state or national exposure, raises the profile of the sport and delivers an outstanding experience for participants, officials, spectators and sponsors.

Eligibility Period 2024

July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024

Eligibility Criteria 2024

  • The event must have taken place wholly between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024 or, in the case that part of the event falls inside and part outside of these dates, the entrant must contact The Event Awards for a ruling from the Judging Panel on whether they are eligible to enter in a particular year.
  • The event must have been a sporting competition or a collection of sporting competitions.
  • The event is either:
    • a live or hybrid event which has taken place in Australia with an audience attendance at the
      physical event; or
    • a broadcast (including online) event which was created, managed, packaged and initiated in
      Australia. (For the avoidance of doubt, international broadcast platform suppliers can be used,
      but the broadcast must have been initiated in Australia).
  • The event must have been principally organised by people who are Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia.
  • The entrant must be either:
    • The owner of the event or events; OR
    • A product or service provider to the event or events with permission of the event owner to enter the event for an Australian Event Award

Entry Forms

Each Category has a dedicated entry form with questions framed around the Judging Criteria. These are available in the Entry Portal during the Entry Period for each year.

Judging Criteria 2024

  • Quality of the Event (70%)
  • Management Processes (10%)
  • Degree of Difficulty (10%)
  • Evidence to Support Claims (10%)

 

Who Should Enter This Category

  • Major sporting events
  • Mass participation sporting events
  • Regional sporting events

 

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