Submissions 2019

This is the 17th Sports Book Awards ceremony, held for the 7th year at Lord’s Cricket Ground in early June.

Sky Sports TV will again broadcast the awards show and there will be a book retail campaign which will run in the weeks leading up to Father’s Day on 16th June.

This year we will also be announcing the Overall Sports Book of the Year at the ceremony on the 4th of June.

All sports books, published in the UK in hardback or paperback in calendar year 2018, 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 June 2019.

Publishing companies generally select one person to make nominations.

Submissions are now open and will close on the 18th of January. To enter fill out the form below. 

Key dates:
Publishers with titles on the shortlists will be confidentially advised 8th April 2019.
Shortlist launch/judging day – 2nd May 2019
Sports Book Awards – 4th June 2019

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

Submissions 2019 Entry Form