Submissions 2021

This is the 19th annual Sports Book Awards campaign.

We aim to hold a live ceremony at either; Lord’s Cricket Ground or The Kia Oval in September 2021, most likely with an outside festival element to the event. We will of course respect any Covid-19 restrictions and we will move to a virtual ceremony again if necessary.

All sports books, published in the UK in hardback or paperback in calendar year 2020, 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 will be available in a paperback format for the winners campaign during September 2021.

Publishing companies generally select one person to make nominations.

2021 submissions are closed.

Please send 1 copy of each submitted title to SBA C/O AGILE IDEAS, Studio 10, Glove Factory Studios, Brook Lane, Holt, Wilts, BA14 6RL.

Award categories and criteria

Key dates:
23rd June– Football longlist media launch
28th July – Digital announcement of all shortlists
28th July – 20th September – shortlist digital campaign and retail promotion period
20th September – Awards ceremony and dinner at the Oval Cricket Ground
21st September – 15th October – Winners promotion period

Submissions have now closed!