The Front Office Sports Rising 25 Award, established in 2017, was created to honor up and comers in the sports industry. Now in its fourth year, the award has honored 100 of the brightest young minds from around the world.
Due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, we announced the Class of 2020 in May and are holding a virtual gala for the winners in October.
Below you will find more information about the nomination and selection process, as well as FAQs and a contact email in case you have any more questions.
Winners are selected through two rounds of judging.
Round 1: FOS staff members carefully read through all of the nominations, choosing 50 semi-finalists.
Round 2: The panel of ten judges then takes the 50 semi-finalists and selects the 25 winners.
During the judging process, we weigh a variety of factors when determining whether a nominee should be a Rising 25 winner, including, but not limited to:
- Size & scope of work responsibilities.
- Accomplishments over their school or professional career up to this point.
- Leadership roles. Ascending levels of responsibilities.
- Out of Work Activities – professional organizations, volunteering, etc.
- The scope of influence within their area of expertise.
- More specific business results driven by ideas/execution of the nominee.
* Nomination information is kept private.
** No member of Front Office Sports LLC is eligible to win.
*** Only the winners of the award will be notified.
February 7th, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST
Eligibility: All nominees must have been born on or after April 18th, 1994.
How old do I have to be to win the award?
25 and under (Born on or after April 18th, 1994)
When are nominations for the award open till?
Nominations are open from January 8th, 2020 until February 7th, 2020.
When will winners be notified?
In light of current events, we’ve decided to take a pause on announcing the Rising 25 Class of 2020 and hope to announce this year’s class soon. We still expect the event to go off as currently planned, but want to preserve the excitement for the announcement of the winners to a time that feels more appropriate.
Winners will be announced to the public two weeks after they are notified.
*Due to complications surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask that those who were nominated/did the nominating are patient when it comes to notification of winners.
Can I nominate myself?
No. All nominations must be filled out by someone other than the person being nominated.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org