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 June 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 July 2021.

Publishing companies generally select one person to make nominations.

Submissions close 29th January 2021

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:
Publishers with titles on the shortlists will be confidentially advised during w/c 10th May 2021
Shortlist launch – 20th May 2021 TBC
The Telegraph Sports Book Awards – 24th June 2021 TBC

Submissions have now closed!