SUBMISSIONS FOR EUROPEAN SPONSORSHIP'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS PRIZES CLOSE FRIDAY 11 OCTOBER 

The best of the European sponsorship industry will come together next February at the annual ESA Awards ceremony, celebrating the cream of the crop across all sectors – sport, culture, entertainment, media and community. 

A massive party, fantastic entertainment and the industry's best being celebrated. You shouldn't need any more prompting – but just in case, here are five reasons the 2020 ESA Awards is a must for your organisation.

As an ESA Member, you're entitled to 20% off the price of entry! Check out your member discount HERE

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1. ELEVATE YOUR BUSINESS WITH SPONSORSHIP'S MOST SOUGHT-AFTER AWARDS

Whether you're a sponsor, rights-holder or an agency, winning an ESA Award shows you're at the top of your game. 

There is no better way to give your business an edge in that crucial pitch, or justify your marketing budget, than by proving yourself against your rivals and peers – and the ESA Awards is the perfect place to win that acknowledgement.

2. BIG, SMALL, LOCAL OR GLOBAL: OUR CATEGORIES ACCOMMODATE EVERYONE

As the umbrella body for all of Europe, the 2020 ESA Awards is designed to cater for all our member organisations, regardless of size.

Our Sport Sponsorship Award has sub-categories to cover every type of campaign, from limited budgets to major deals.

Are you an agency doing great things? Choose between nominating for our Agency of the Year prize in the single nation or in the pan-Europe category.

3. NEW AWARDS IN RECOGNITION OF AN EVOLVING INDUSTRY

Sponsorship is a rapidly-growing marketing discipline, with new trends and focuses emerging all the time. In acknowledgement of this, our 2020 Awards will have two new categories:

The Purpose-led Sponsorship category will celebrate diversity, inclusion and sustainability, while the new Gaming Sponsorship award focuses on esports, mobile gaming and related campaigns.

Join an exclusive webinar on Friday 27 September, where ESA Director Matthew Leopold gives the inside scoop on the new categories and how to win them.

4. SHOWCASE YOUR WORK AND CHALLENGE YOURSELF AGAINST THE BEST

Organisations from more than a dozen countries submit campaigns to the ESA Awards every year, while our judging panel contains members from all corners of Europe and around the world.

Our invitation-only ESA Best of Europe category acknowledges the best campaign from each of Europe's national sponsorship agencies, while our Multi-Market award ensures that the ESA Awards is a truly cross-continental endeavour.

5. SO MUCH MORE THAN SPORT

From CSR to arts, community-led sponsorship, music and everything in between, the 2020 ESA Awards showcases the best of the entire industry, and not just sport.

Our discipline-focused prizes also highlight outstanding PR, digital, insights, hospitality, branded content and digital campaigns. In total, the ESA Awards comprises 27 categories – if you can't find one for you, get in touch and we can direct you to the most appropriate category.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? SUBMIT YOUR CAMPAIGN HERE 

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