Submissions 2016

Submissions for the 201​6​ Cross Sports Book Awards are now closed – if you have any queries with submissions please contact asap.

2016 is the 1​4​th Sports Book Awards ceremony, held for the 4th year at Lord’s Cricket Ground ​on 1st June.

​SkySports TV will again broadcast the awards show & our media partners; Talksport and The Times​ are supporting the surrounding sports book retail campaign which will run in the weeks leading up to Father’s Day on ​19th June.

All sports books, published in the UK in hardback or paperback in calendar year 2015​, are eligible.

However, different editions of titles shortlisted in last year’s awards are ineligible​ for submission.

Timing: it is anticipated that the key winning titles in each of the relevant categories could be available in a paperback format for the winners campaign during May/June 2016.

Publishing companies generally select one person to make nominations.

Please send 1 copy of each submitted title to CSBA C/O AGILE MARKETING, Magnolia House, 172 Winsley Rd, Bradford on Avon, Wilts, BA15 1NY, UK.

Click here to see the categories and criteria.


Key Dates:

Jan- March: Judging process takes place reviewing sports books published during 2015​.

​End-March: Confidential shortlist released to publishers, Booksellers Association, major retailers, libraries and supermarkets to plan retail campaign.

End-April: Awards launch & shortlist campaign phase. Media coverage for each category, official POS launched including magazines,  posters and official stickers made available to publishers.

1st June: Awards ceremony after dinner at Lord’s Cricket Ground & TV Highlights show broadcast on SkySports TV.

June: Winners campaign phase up to Father’s Day. Widespread media coverage for the category winners, official winners POS launched.