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FSTA 2016 Industry Awards Details

INDUSTRY AWARDS PROCESS

  • NOMINATE: Nominations are made between October 21st and November 23rd by filling out the nomination form in each of 18 categories by the membership. Each product, service, broadcast or company nominated must be produced by a current member of the association in good standing.
  • SUBMITTING AN ENTRY: Each product, service, broadcast, or tool may only be entered into one category. Each entry is subject to a $25 entry fee.  You will need to create a new login that is a separate login that the one you would use on fsta.org to enter. The awards system allows you to edit your entry details up until the closing date — November 23rd — and all fees must be paid to be included in the preliminary and finalist voting.
  • PRELIMINARY VOTING: The FSTA membership will cast preliminary votes for all nominations made in the Web, Media, and Rookie categories from November 28th through December 5th. All entries in the Media category will be adjudicated on by a panel of judges consisting of members of the academic community.
  • FINALIST VOTING : From December 6th through December 14th, the membership will vote on who they think should win each award. They will vote for three of the top 5 finalists in each category. The ballots will be scored by awarding 3 points for each 1st, 2 points for each 2nd and 1 point for each 3rd place vote from each member voter. In order to vote, you must be a member in good standing.
  • AWARD THE TROPHIES: We will award the winners in a ceremony at the conference. Winners must be members in good standing.

AWARD CATEGORIES

See full descriptions below. A product can only be nominated in one category.

RULES & ELIGIBILITY

  • Must be a FSTA member at time of nomination, AND at time of winning
  • One entry in one category

Best Fantasy Commissioner
This award is for fantasy league administration product or season-long fantasy games. Voters should consider the completeness of the feature set, reliability, and how well the product optimizes an online experience. Voters should not take into account how this product performs on mobile.


Best Non-Daily Fantasy Sports Contest
This award is for contest products that are not daily fantasy sports. Usually these are season-long contests, but don’t necessarily have to be. It can include offline and online fantasy games contests.


Best Daily Fantasy Sports Contest (20+ employees)
This award is for the Internet iteration of a daily fantasy contest. Voters should consider the completeness of the feature set, reliability, and how well the product optimizes an online experience. Voters should not take into account how this product performs on mobile.


Best Daily Fantasy Sports Contest (<20 employees)
This award is for the Internet iteration of a daily fantasy contest. Voters should consider the completeness of the feature set, reliability, and how well the product optimizes an online experience. Voters should not take into account how this product performs on mobile.


Best News & Analysis Site: Multiple Sports
This award is for companies with content offerings that span multiple sports. For example, a site that offers fantasy content for NFL, MLB, and NBA would belong in this category


Best News & Analysis Site: Single Sport
This category is for companies with content offerings for only one sport. For example, companies who specialize in content for NFL only, would belong in this category.


Best Fantasy Sports Web Service/Tools, Non-Daily
This category covers fantasy sports services/tools (specifically not commissioner products, content, and contests, which are covered in their own categories). This is specifically for non-daily tools and services. Voters should consider the completeness of the feature set, reliability, and how well the product is optimized for the web. Voters should not take into account how this product performs on mobile.


Best Fantasy Sports Web Service/Tools, Daily Fantasy Sports
This category covers fantasy sports services/tools (specifically not commissioner products, content, and daily contests, which are covered in their own categories).

This category covers tools and service specifically to aid daily fantasy sports players. This category is not for the contest providers themselves (which are covered in their own category).

Best Mobile App – Daily Fantasy Contests
This award is for a mobile only or mobile iteration of a daily fantasy contest. Voters should consider the completeness of the feature set, reliability, and how well the product is optimized for mobile. Voters should not take into account how this product performs on the web.


Best Mobile App- Commissioner and Season Long Contests
This award is for a mobile only or mobile iteration of a fantasy league administration product or season-long fantasy game. Voters should consider the completeness of the feature set, reliability, and how well the product is optimized for mobile. Voters should not take into account how this product performs on the web.


Mobile Service/Tools/Content
This award is for a mobile iteration of a fantasy sports tools, services, or content (specifically not a commissioner or game). Voters should consider the completeness and quality of the content and how well the product is optimized for mobile. Voters should not take into account how this product performs on the web.

Best Fantasy Sports Video Content (20+ employees)
This category is for fantasy sports video content. This means TV shows, movies, documentaries whether aired on the web, app and/or TV.

For self-nomination: If your product is not produced and distributed entirely in-house, indicate which elements are provided by your company, and which are provided by a third party. For example, if your video broadcast is aired on a network or website other than your own, explain the elements of the production that your company provides, and which elements the partner network provides.


Best Fantasy Sports Video Content (<20 employees)
This category is for fantasy sports video content. This means TV shows, movies, documentaries whether aired on the web, app and/or TV.

For self-nomination: If your product is not produced and distributed entirely in-house, indicate which elements are provided by your company, and which are provided by a third party. For example, if your video broadcast is aired on a network or website other than your own, explain the elements of the production that your company provides, and which elements the partner network provides.


Best Fantasy Sports Live Radio Program
This category is for broadcast radio shows only. This is not for podcasts or on-demand programming. This is for live radio programming.

For self-nomination: If your product is not produced and distributed entirely in-house, indicate which elements are provided by your company, and which are provided by a third party. For example, if your radio show is on Sirius/XM, explain the elements of the production that your company provides, and which elements Sirius/XM provides.


Best Fantasy Sports Podcast or Online Audio (20+ employees)
This category is for online audio shows only. This is not for any broadcast shows that are repurposed for on-demand. This is only for those shows that are focused on fantasy sports programming.


Best Fantasy Sports Podcast or Online Audio (<20 employees)
This category is for online audio shows only. This is not for any broadcast shows that are repurposed for on-demand. This is only for those shows that are focused on fantasy sports programming.


Best Fantasy Sports Print Publication
This category is for print publications only. This includes magazines, recurring newspaper stories, books, and downloadable print content (such as a PDF draft kit, as one example).

Rookie of the Year
This category is limited to companies who have formed in the last year. Discuss your company’s product offerings and accomplishments.