STC’s PRESTIGE Awards celebrate the people, places and events that make the Canadian sport tourism industry so dynamic. These awards are presented annually in six categories to honour individuals, companies and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the success of the sport tourism industry.

THE 2024 PRESTIGE AWARDS

 

The 2024 edition of the PRESTIGE Awards recognizes the outstanding people, corporations and events hosted in 2023.

The presentation of the awards and a luncheon will take place during Sport Events Congress in Winnipeg, MB, March 13-15, 2024 at the RBC Convention Centre.

We look forward to celebrating outstanding accomplishments in sport tourism with you in Winnipeg. In the meantime, please share your sport hosting success stories with us on LinkedIn!

WHAT ARE PRESTIGE AWARDS?

THE 2024 PRESTIGE Guidelines

  • PRESTIGE Award nominations are open to members of Sport Tourism Canada.
  • Award nominations are for events that occurred during the 2023 calendar year. 
  • Self-nominations are permitted and encouraged. 
  • Nominations must be submitted online. 
  • Point form is encouraged. 
  • Please note, once you have submitted the nomination form, you will not be able to make any changes or edits to your submission. 
  • Deadline to submit your nomination is January 12, 2024.
  • If you have any questions about the awards nominations process or need assistance with submitting your nomination, please email admin@sporttourismcanada.com. 

IMPORTANT –  Please ensure you have ALL the required information BEFORE you begin to complete the nomination form as there is no option to save the form and return to it later. All of the information that is required for submitting a nomination can be found in the guidelines section for each award. If you submit an incomplete form, you will not be able to go back and add or change any of the information on the online form. To assist in your preparation, the point totals used in the adjudication have been indicated in the relevant sections. 

2024 Award Categories 

STC CANADIAN SPORT EVENT OF THE YEAR AWARD

 

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AWARD GUIDELINES

The STC Canadian Sport Event of the Year Award recognizes the overall success of an outstanding single-sport, multi-sport or collegiate event held in Canada in 2023

  • The event rights holder is a Canadian governing body/entity.
  • A Canadian community bid against other Canadian communities and/or was awarded the right to host the event.
  1. Group A: Event budget greater than $1 million
  2. Group B: Event budget less than $1 million
NOMINATION

Important: Please review the award guidelines before attempting to complete a nomination. All of the information required to complete the nomination can be found in the award guidelines. Nominations cannot be saved and must completed in one sitting.

Group A: Event budget greater than $1 million

Group B: Event budget less than $1 million

 

2023 RECIPIENTS

Group A: Event budget greater than $1 million: Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games

Group B: Event budget less than $1 million: Okanagan Granfondo

STC INTERNATIONAL SPORT EVENT OF THE YEAR AWARD

 

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AWARD GUIDELINES

The STC International Sport Event of the Year Award recognizes the overall success of an outstanding international sport event held in Canada in 2023.

  • The event rights holder must be an International governing body/entity and a Canadian community bid against other international communities and won the right to host the event in Canada.
  • The event’s international broadcasting/streaming reach will be a significant part of the evaluation criteria.
  1. Group A: Budget over $2 million
  2. Group B: Budget under $2 million
NOMINATION

Important: Please review the award guidelines before attempting to complete a nomination. All of the information required to complete the nomination can be found in the award guidelines. Nominations cannot be saved and must completed in one sitting.

Group A: Event budget greater than $2 million

Group B: Event budget less than $2 million

    2023 RECIPIENTS

     

    • Group A: Event budget greater than $2 million: Calgary Curling Bubble
    • Group B: Event budget less than $2 million: 2022 ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships

    STC CANADIAN SPORT EVENT SPONSORSHIP INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR AWARD

     

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    AWARD GUIDELINES

    The STC Canadian Sport Event Sponsorship Initiative of the Year Award recognizes the best use of a partnership between a company, organization, agency or individual that contributed to the overall success of a national or international sport event held in Canada in 2023.

    Sport Event Sponsorship Initiative of the Year Guidelines

    NOMINATION

    Important:Please review the award guidelines before attempting to complete a nomination. All of the information required to complete the nomination can be found in the award guidelines. Nominations cannot be saved and must completed in one sitting.

    STC Sport Event Sponsorship Initiative of the Year

    2023 RECIPIENT
    • The Style Experience FIS Snowboard Big Air World Cup

    STC SPORT EVENT VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

     

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    AWARD GUIDELINES

    The STC Sport Event Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding contributions of an individual’s volunteer efforts during the hosting of one or more sport events in Canada in 2023. 

    Sport Tourism Volunteer of the Year Guidelines

      NOMINATION

      Important: Please review the award guidelines before attempting to complete a nomination. All of the information required to complete the nomination can be found in the award guidelines. Nominations cannot be saved and must completed in one sitting.

      2023 STC Sport Event Volunteer of the Year

      2023 RECIPIENTS

      Clive Morgan – 2022 Athletics Ontario Cross Country Running Championships

        STC SPORT EVENT LEGACY OF THE YEAR AWARD

         

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        AWARD GUIDELINES

        The STC Sport Event Legacy of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding achievements or contributions by individuals, companies or organizations that have helped advance sustainable and environmental stewardship within a Canadian Sport Event in 2023 and have left a demonstrable legacy to the community.

        Sport Event Legacy of the Year Guidelines

          NOMINATION

          Important: Please review the award guidelines before attempting to complete a nomination. All of the information required to complete the nomination can be found in the award guidelines. Nominations cannot be saved and must completed in one sitting.

          STC Sport Event Legacy of the Year

          2023 RECIPIENT
          • Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games

          STC SPORT TOURISM RISING STAR OF THE YEAR AWARD

           

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          AWARD GUIDELINES

          The STC Sport Tourism Rising Star Award recognizes the ‘next-gen’ of sport tourism professionals in Canada. It acknowledges emerging leader(s) who have already demonstrated commitment, creativity, and dynamic energy in the sport tourism industry.

          Rising Star Award Guidelines

            NOMINATION

            Important: Please review the award guidelines before attempting to complete a nomination. All of the information required to complete the nomination can be found in the award guidelines. Nominations cannot be saved and must completed in one sitting.

            Rising Star of the Year

            2023 RECIPIENT
            • Jill Lynch, Manager, Events & Partnerships, Speed Skating Canada

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