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

For sixteen consecutive years, we celebrate the best in the sports marketing industry throughout the Adriatic region (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia). 

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

We are especially proud about our developments with our longtime partner, the European Sponsorship Association. With our continued partnership we intend to raise the 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 the European Sponsorship Association (ESA), by an international expert Judging Panel chaired by an ESA representative.

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 2021 will be announced in mid December.

Key dates

Friday 18th October 2021 – Entries open
Wednesday 1st December 2021 – Late entries close
December 2021 – Winners announced

Please email awards@sporto.si for more information about SPORTO Awards 2021.