#BeAGameChanger Awards 2018

The Women’s Sport Trust #BeAGameChanger Awards recognise those individuals and organisations doing the most to progress women’s sport. 

Shortlists announced

The Women’s Sport Trust #BeAGameChanger awards, 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 be chosen by our Expert Panel. Public voting decides the winners. Winners will be announced at the #BAGC2018 awards in London on 24th May 2018.

Click here to read our 2018 terms and conditions and awards criteria.

Key dates:

25th Jan – 7th Feb – Nominations open
26th March – Shortlists announced
10th April – Expert panel meets
30th April – Finalists announced
30th April – 13th May – Public voting
24th May – Winners announced

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Sporting Role Model – Individual

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An 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.

This award has been kindly sponsored by BUPA.

Sporting Role Model – Team 

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An 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.

This award has been kindly sponsored by BUPA.

Ambassador of Women’s Sport

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A 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.

This award has been kindly sponsored by XL Catlin.

National Governing Body of the Year

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The 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.

This award has been kindly sponsored by XL Catlin.

Brand / Sponsor Partnership of the Year

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A partnership between sport and business that has raised the bar in terms of the perception of how women’s sport can be activated. This award recognises the vital role of investment in raising the profile and increasing the impact of women’s sport.

Inspiring Initiative – National

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A 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.

This award has been kindly sponsored by Sport England.

Inspiring Initiative – Local/Grassroots

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A 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.

This award has been kindly sponsored by Sport England.

Imagery of the Year

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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 Year

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The 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.

Outstanding Contribution to Women’s Sport

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.

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