The Women’s Sport Trust #BeAGameChanger Awards recognise those individuals and organisations doing the most to progress women’s sport.
Public voting opens on 18th April
The Women’s Sport Trust #BeAGameChanger awards, supported by Microsoft, showcase the irresistible nature of women’s sport and inspire others to take action.
How does it work?
Following a public nomination process, each award was shortlisted by our Board of Trustees. The finalists in each category will then chosen by our Expert Panel. Public voting decides the winners. Winners will be announced at the #BAGC2017 awards in London on Thursday 11th May 2017.
Shortlisting is based on the quality of the nominee’s achievements, impact, & influence and NOT the number of times they are nominated.
WST is proud to have Getty Images as our Image Partner for #BeAGameChanger 2017.
Sporting Role Model – IndividualAn elite athlete who has used their influence to raise the visibility and increase the impact of women’s sport. More people value, participate in, watch and support women’s sport because of them.
Sporting Role Model – TeamAn elite team who has used their influence to raise the visibility and increase the impact of women’s sport. More people value, participate in, watch and support women’s sport because of them.
Ambassador of Women’s SportA game-changing decision maker / influencer who has achieved real, significant and lasting change for women’s sport. This is an inspiring individual who has improved the way in which women’s sport works.
Sponsor Partnership of the YearA partnership between sport and business that has resulted in the most exciting current sponsorship in women’s sport. This Award recognises the vital role of sponsorship in raising the profile and increasing the impact of women’s sport.
National Governing Body of the YearThe National Governing Body (NGB) that has demonstrated innovation and commitment to women’s sport with a clear impact on participation, engagement and profile. This NGB operates as a role model organisation showcasing the value and potential of women’s sport.
Inspiring Initiative – NationalA high profile national initiative that had a significant impact on progressing women’s sport in the UK. This major project imaginatively showed how to realise the potential and increase the appeal of women’s sport.
Inspiring Initiative – Local/GrassrootsA local / grassroots project, campaign or enterprise that proved how irresistible women’s sport is. This initiative inspired others to value, participate in, watch and support women’s sport.
Photographer / Filmmaker of the Year
This award has been kindly sponsored by Canon.The individual responsible for producing a range of compelling imagery of women’s sport during the last 12 months. Their work demonstrates a clear commitment to women’s sport and the imagery they produce brilliantly captures its appeal.
Imagery of the Year
This award has been kindly sponsored by Canon.The single image, series of photographs, film or visual campaign that most brilliantly represents women and /or girls in sport. The image/s showcase what women are capable of and help to challenge limiting stereotypes.
Media Initiative of the YearThe media initiative / series / story or campaign that raised the bar for the coverage of women’s sport and helped to prove its value as a media proposition. This initiative connected with a growing audience by positioning women’s sport as unmissible, compelling and full of interest.
Media Individual of the YearThe individual responsible for the most compelling coverage of women’s sport during the last 12 months. The quality of the content they have generated, produced or promoted has helped to raise the profile and credibility of women’s sport in the UK.
Outstanding Contribution to Women’s Sport
This award has been kindly sponsored by Travers Smith.
WST’s equivalent of the BAFTA lifetime award – to an individual who has had an exceptional and long-term impact on women’s sport.
This Award is chosen by Women’s Sport Trust.The following organisations have kindly sponsored a table at the Awards.