»SPORTO awards« are the awards in the sports business industry for the most successful sponsorship and marketing projects in the field of sport.

For twelve consecutive years we celebrate the best in sports marketing industry throughout the Adriatic region (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia). This year for the first time we have widened the territory of applicants to Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.

SPORTO Awards will continue to recognize companies and teams that deliver outstanding work and results on behalf of sports brands.

This year we are especially proud to announce our developments with our longtime partner, the European Sponsorship Association. With our continued partnership we intend to raise credibility of SPORTO Awards, broaden ESA’s “Best of Europe” award and help to grow the sponsorship knowledge in Europe generally.

Entries in all categories will be reviewed and evaluated according to predefined criteria in close cooperation with European Sponsorship Association (ESA), by an international expert Judging Panel chaired by an ESA representatives.

The highest ranked project in each country within the category "Best sports sponsorship / SPORTO Sponsorship Award” is automatically placed in the contest for the prestigious "Best of Europe Award" at the ESA Excellence Awards competition. Entry into this category is only possible by invitation or by winning the mentioned category at SPORTO Awards competition.

The winners of SPORTO Awards 2017 will be announced at the evening ceremony of SPORTO conference on 16 November 2017 in Portorož.

Key dates

Friday 20th October 2017 – Entries close
Friday 27th October 2017 – Late entries close
Thursday 16th November 2017 – Winners announced at SPORTO Ceremony


Please email awards@sporto.si for more information about SPORTO Awards 2017.