Sponsorship Excellence Awards

2022 Winners

The Sponsorship Marketing Association is pleased to announce the Sponsorship Excellence Awards. The Sponsorship Excellence Awards honor the outstanding accomplishments of game-changers who are revolutionizing the world of sponsorship.

It is an important time to take a moment and honor the individuals and organizations that have risen to the summit of excellence in sponsorship. More than ever before, we are witnessing the powerful impact of sponsorship. So let’s come together and honor those who have inspired us and recognize the newcomers who have a zeal for the future ahead.

We celebrated the accomplishments of our friends, colleagues and leaders in our industry at the annual Sponsorship Summit. In 2023, SMA will accept nominations in the following categories:

Lifetime Achievement Award (Individuals)

Presented to a sponsorship leader who has dedicated his/her career to the advancement of sponsorship, including demonstrated leadership, responsibility and impact on the industry.

Innovation Award (Rights Holders and Brands)

Awarded bold creators and innovators who preserve and promote sponsorship’s cutting edge through smart technology, best practices and successful strategies.

Social Impact Award (Brands)

This award will recognize those who drive local, national and global awareness and impact social change through powerful partnerships.

Rising Star Award (Individuals)

Presented to an emerging sponsorship marketer in the industry who exhibits exceptional growth and contribution to the profession.

Members can nominate for free.

Member benefits and access begin January 2023.