Are the awards open for entry to companies/clubs/individuals outside of the UAE?
Yes, All entries within the Middle East and North Africa will be accepted.
How will I know if I am selected as a shortlist finalist?
You will be contacted. The timeline for this is explained on the submissions page.
Can I submit new information to my application once I have entered?
No, as judges may have already reviewed your application.
Can I enter more than one category?
Yes, as long as you meet the criteria for each category you are entering. You will need to complete a separate entry form, and submit a separate set of creative evidence for each category you enter.
What is the eligibility period for SPIA 2021 entries?
All campaigns and/or events must take place between January 1st, 2019 and December 31st, 2020. This is due to the cancellation of SPIA 2020 during the pandemic.
Where can I reserve my seat for the awards?
There is a specific section on this on the website.
Must the entry/entries be in English?
Do I have to be an entrant or finalist to attend the Awards gala evening?
Every and anyone is welcome! In fact, most attendees are going to see who will win, network with their industry peers, and have a good time.
Who are the judges and how were they selected?
The judging panel for all categories is made up of industry experts chosen for their skills and experience within the Middle East Sports industry. They will not be revealed until the evening of the Awards. No members of the Sport360X team are on the judging panel or part of the judging process.
How are the entries judged?
The judging process follows a rigorous process including mystery shopping and video assessments. To ensure absolute transparency and integrity there will be an independent observer from an independent 3rd party throughout the judging responsible for the handling and securing of all written materials relating to the results, for compiling the score reports, and certifying the accuracy of the scores within the report.
All judges sign a confidentiality agreement. i.e. Any information (including financial figures) disclosed to them during the judging process remains completely confidential.
Will I get feedback on my application?
Whilst individual written feedback is not possible if the judging panel feels there are themes that can be highlighted to all entrants this will be communicated to them.
Can I change or withdraw my entry after it has been submitted?
I would like to submit an entry but the data corroborating its success is highly confidential. What can I do?
Security and confidentiality are of paramount importance to the SPIA Awards. All data and entry materials will be treated with the utmost confidentiality by the judges and management. All entries are stored in a secure place away from non-authorized personnel and shred after the Gala evening. Judges and those present throughout the judging are required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement.