2022 WFS Awards: Confirmed categories and how to apply

2022 WFS Awards: Confirmed categories and how to apply 1200 800 World Football Summit

The application process for the 2022 WFS Awards are now open and, here, we list the full 10 categories, who should apply for them and how you can do so. This article features as part of the latest edition of WFS Digest, our new insider’s guide to the latest and most relevant thoughts and practises from within the football industry. You can subscribe to WFS Digest HERE.

Since their inception in 2017, the WFS Awards ceremony has been a part of our annual flagship event, World Football Summit Europe. Football has faced in the last two years some of its biggest challenges in history, which the industry has managed to overcome thanks to the talent, commitment and work of countless professionals out of the spotlight.

The WFS Awards acknowledge and reward the work done by these professionals and their organisations in the football and extended sports industry, who in their daily lives turn this game into a powerful economic engine: club managers, agencies, sponsors, companies, media, associations and NGOs. We believe it is more pertinent than ever to celebrate and showcase these efforts and best practices, so they can increase their multiplying effect in the global sports business.

The following are the confirmed categories for the 2022 WFS Awards (please click on the link to initiate the application process):

  1. Best Executive (Category Partner – Nolan Partners)

DIRECTED AT: The executive who has made a change for the benefit of the institution, has made the most efficient use of its resources and has achieved greater impact according to their capabilities.

JURY MEMBERS:

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  1. Best Supplier (Category Partner – SportstechX)

DIRECTED AT: Companies that excel in providing innovative products or services to the football and/or sports industry.

JURY MEMBERS:

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  1. Football for Good (Category Partner – Common Goal)

DIRECTED AT: Clubs, club foundations, institutions, NGOs or companies that promote social change through football.

JURY MEMBERS:

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  1. Best Venue (Category Partner – Mondo Stadia)

DIRECTED AT: Stadiums and sport facilities.

JURY MEMBERS:

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  1. Best Women’s Football Initiative (Category Partner – Women in Football)

DIRECTED AT: The company or institution whose performance or initiative has contributed in an outstanding and relevant way to promote the development and growth of women’s football, on a professional level, achieving notoriety and a certain projection that inspires new generations to practice it and audiences to follow it.

JURY MEMBERS:

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  1. Best Internationalisation Strategy (Category Partners – Deloitte)

DIRECTED AT: Companies or institutions which have expanded their business internationally.

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  1. Best Digital transformation initiative (Category Partner – N3XT Sports)

DIRECTED AT: Football rights holders: clubs, federations, and leagues, that have recently gone through a digital transformation process with demonstrated new value generated. The process may either be completed or ongoing but must be able to present tangible results.

JURY MEMBERS:

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  1. Best SportsTech Startup (Category Partner – LaSource)

DIRECTED AT: The most promising and innovative startups which provide sports organisations with outstanding solutions to help them in their transitions and overall transformation: fan engagement, sport performance, grassroots/amateur development, governance and organisations management, security & facilities, and environmental impact.

JURY MEMBERS:

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  1. Marcus Rashford Award (Category Partner – Meta)

DIRECTED AT: An Award created to reaffirm the legacy of Marcus Rashford MBE’s child food poverty campaigning, set to be directed to athletes, companies or a property who have used their profile to drive positive societal change.

JURY MEMBERS:

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1o. Football without Limits Award (Category Partner – Football for All)

DIRECTED AT: This WFS Award looks to applaud, cherish and gain inspiration from companies, clubs, federations that have provided support to the inclusion and visibility of disabled people in our society, specifically in sports, by means of any initiative, technology, marketing campaign, innovative solution.

JURY MEMBERS:

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HOW TO APPLY

First of all, fill out the Application Form for your WFS Awards category by clicking one of the links above. Please do so before the application deadline of 30 July, 2022 at 23:59 CEST.

The form has pre-established questions for each category and you may include up to two hyperlinks to videos, photos, or other documents that enable the jury to acquire further knowledge about the development of your initiative.

Applications must be on initiatives completed after April 2022 and you can contact us at awards@worldfootballsummit.com for any further questions or queries.

Participants of the WFS Industry Awards, when submitting their application, authorise the public, private or streaming exhibition of their applications, the use of their logo and image for the communications and advertisement purposes of the event, as well as its edition, distribution and sale, as part of the WFS Industry Awards content.

This article features as part of the latest edition of WFS Digest, our new insider’s guide to the latest and most relevant thoughts and practises from within the football industry. You can subscribe to WFS Digest HERE.