The new ISPO Award

Apply now for the ISPO Award

The ISPO Award now honors the highlight products and services of the sports industry four times a year. With a new concept, the ISPO Award winners will not only be in the spotlight at the ISPO Munich and OutDoor by ISPO trade fairs, but also throughout the year on the high-reach platform Applications for the ISPO Award are now open.

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The new ISPO Award: More reach, more flexibility and even more news value.

With the ISPO Award, ISPO now honors the highlight products and services of the sports industry four times a year. A neutral jury of experts will evaluate all entries individually, based on criteria such as design, function, sustainability and innovation - but independent of any defined categories. Companies from the entire sports industry are welcome to participate, regardless of whether they are exhibiting at an ISPO trade show or not.

The new concept - More reach, more flexibility and more news value

The new concept promises all winners even more benefits. All award-winning products and services will be exhibited at the next upcoming trade show and appear in the new ISPO Award Magazine, which will be given to every trade show visitor. In the case of an award, the award presentation will be combined with a product or service review on Winners benefit from a target group-oriented targeting of this review and a targeted presentation on a desired date.

At the same time, the ISPO Award is becoming more flexible: From now on, it will be possible to apply for the award all year round. This also makes it possible to present the award throughout the year with four judgings per year. In addition, there are no longer different winner levels and category selection is no longer necessary.

ISPO Munich 2022 has been postponed to November 2022

OutDoor by ISPO will take place at the beginning of June 2022.

What does this mean for the ISPO Award?

Basically, nothing changes. The review articles (Native Article), will continue to be published the day after the embargo period expires and after prior approval by the Awardee. The submitter can determine the embargo period individually.

Award-winning products/services that are in the application run for Q4/2021 will be exhibited at OutDoor by ISPO 2022 in June, provided that the embargo period specified by the applicant expires before then.

The Q1 and Q2 2022 periods will be combined and Awardees will also be exhibited at OutDoor by ISPO 2022.

All timings at a glance

The fact that the ISPO Award is now awarded year-round gives you more flexibility. The next jury meetings with the respective application deadlines can be found here. 

 Application DeadlineFirst JudgingJury MeetingTrade fair exhibition
Q4 /202117.12.202120.12.202107.01.2022OutDoor by ISPO 2022
Q1 & Q2/202229.04.202202.05.202213.05.2022OutDoor by ISPO 2022
Q3 /202202.09.202205.09.202225.09.2022ISPO Munich 2022
Q4 /202218.10.202201.10.202204.11.2022ISPO Munich 2022
Q1/2023More information available soon   

After receiving your application, the jury will review all documents in the 1st judging and decide who may send their samples for the jury meeting. All applications that made it to the jury meeting will be notified immediately and asked to send in the sample or similar. To save you effort, please send us the samples only after explicit request.

ISPO Award - How to participate

You have developed a unique product or an outstanding service? Then apply now for the ISPO Award! We invite all sports companies to submit their developments - and to benefit from a comprehensive benefits package as an award winner. We have summarized everything you need to know about the ISPO Award application. Learn everything about the process, the fee structure and use our tips for a perfect application. The application for the ISPOAward is possible all year round, as the entries are judged quarterly by an independent committee.

I have already submitted or started my application. What now?

Submitters who have already started filling out their application and would like to move it to a different time period can independently edit the desired quarter in the cached application and move it accordingly.

Submitters whose application has already been completed and submitted can arrange for a shift to their desired period free of charge until Dec. 17. Please contact Christina Rabl for this purpose.

Submitters who wish to cancel their already submitted application can do so free of charge until 17.12.2021. Please contact Christina Rabl for this purpose

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