From 23 to 26 October 2017, Sportel Monaco takes place and it is an international convention dedicated to sports business and the media and will include an Awards ceremony. There will be four days of meetings in the elegant Grimaldi Forum of Monaco, with thecrowning event on Tuesday 24 October at 8 pm, for the Sportel Awards featuring Prince Albert II of Monaco.
In 2016, 80 countries were represented by 1,034 companies and 3,008 participants in Sportel Monaco. These numbers make it clear that Sportel Monaco is a must-see event for sport and media.
At Sportel, many sports personalities are also present. They are invited this year to the Sportel Awards. From 8 pm, the best sports videos will be rewarded with prizes. In 2016, the president of the jury was famed Donovan Bailey, a former Canadian athlete who was a two-time Olympic champion and holder of the 100-metre world record.
One award is: “Les Podiums d’Or”, which rewards the best sport sequences of the year. A jury made up of sports and media figures will judge videos that creatively highlight sporting gestures, historical sports records and the beauty of sport. Other Awards also include:
The Book Competition Prize: for the most beautiful sports books of the year.
Sport Slow Motion Sequence Prize: rewarding the best slow motion video that captures the emotion of a moment in sport (minimum duration: 20 sec, maximum duration: 3 minutes). In 2016, the winner was Neymar in slow motion by NBC Sports in the final of the Olympic Games of Rio.
The Discovery Prize: awarded to the best short programme (subject, documentary, biopic or interview) showing a sport, a team or a sports personality. Sponsored by RMC. Maximum duration: 3 minutes. In 2016, Call of the Road by Live Design won.
Innovation Prize: rewards a sequence that covers an event and includes innovation in its production, image, format, or other aspect. Sponsored by Puressentiel. Maximum duration: 2 minutes. In 2016, Invisible – Fencing by Canal+ won.
Programme Promotion Prize: recognises the best trailer, teaser or generic video that promotes sport in general, a sport in particular, a sports programme or a sporting event. Sponsored by CPC & ASSOCIES. Maximum duration: 1mn30. In 2016, the Rio Olympic Games by the BBC won.
Advertising Prize – Christian Blachas: rewards the creativity of an advertisement whose scenario relates to sport. Sponsored by Form and You. Maximum duration: 1 minute. In 2016, Baby Bay by Evian won.
Second Screen Prize: rewards a complementary service (application, content on the Internet accessible via tablet or smartphone) which enhances the offering of a sports programme broadcaster, for the viewer. NEW. Maximum duration: 2 minutes.
Jury Prize. The selection of the Jury: rewards the jury’s favourite sequence. Sponsored by Lacoste. Prize amount: € 2,000. In 2016, Tout en douceur by Jean-Jacques Amsellem (Canal +) was the winner.
Peace and Sport Documentary Prize: The Peace and Sport Documentary Award rewards a director who, through a video clip or a film, emphasises the positive role of sport in the promotion of peace. In 2016, Speed Sisters by Amber Fares won.
Grand Prize of the International Olympic Committee. Rewards the sequence that best expresses the Olympic values put forward by the International Olympic Committee. Prize amount: € 3,500. In 2016, Yes I Can by Douglas Wilson won.
For sport and media fans, the Sportel Awards in Monaco offer a look at some of the truly great and most memorable moments in sport from 2017.