Awards 2021 Nomination Guidelines

Nominations will be judged by a panel of judges. Each nomination will be scored on how closely the nominee’s achievements over the past year where specified, meet or exceed the criteria for each award. It is therefore important that you provide as much detail in your nomination as possible.

Nominations must be made with a supporting statement of up to 350 words, with key reasons for the nomination being detailed in line with the criteria. Nominations should also be accompanied by a video not longer than 1 minute 30 seconds long. Guidelines for this video are here. No additional supporting evidence will be accepted that is not contained on the nomination form.

Entries received after 10pm on Sunday 10th January 2021 will not be entered for judging, and it will not be possible to shortlist the nominee. The top three entries in every category will be shortlisted and informed of their status. Entries can only be made online. An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent by Out For Sport.

No joint nominations for individual categories will be accepted.

There is no limit to the number of nominations from an individual, club or organisation and individuals can be nominated in more than one category (unless stated otherwise). However, where there are multiple nominations for the same individual, club or organisation, the highest score will be counted.

Nominations are actively encouraged from disability sports for all categories.

The judging panel will consist of high level representatives across a variety of sport and physical activity settings, who will use a scoring system to assess applications. The panel’s decision is final.