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February 24/13 17:52 pm - Nominations Now Open for the 5 to Watch Awards

Posted by Editoress on 02/24/13

Nominations have opened for the second annual "5 To Watch Awards", a Celebration of Leadership in Canadian Sport Business, to be held at George Brown College on May 16th.

Canada's leading sports business, education and marketing professionals are once again joining forces to celebrate the best and brightest of the Canadian sports industry. The awards will recognize the '5 To Watch' and are presented by George Brown College's Sport and Event Marketing Program in partnership with The Globe and Mail.

The winners will be announced on May 16th in front of the "who's who" of the sports community at George Brown College's Waterfront Campus in Toronto.

The Awards were launched to benefit current and future students, by raising funds for student bursaries in the Centre for Business at George Brown College.

Nomination process

To submit a nomination, please download the "5 To Watch Awards" nomination form at

All nominations must be received by Friday, March 29th, at 11:59 PM EST.

Late nominations will not be accepted.

The '5 To Watch' will be voted on by a panel of leading sports marketers and influencers, including representation from Founding Partners: BMO Financial Group, the Canadian Football League, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, SDI Marketing, TSN and presenting partner, The Globe and Mail.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must be under the age of 40 years old by December 31, 2012.

Candidates can only be selected from the following segments of the Sports Industry:

• Sports Properties
• Amateur sport bodies including National/Provincial Sports Organizations
• and Educational Institutions
• Non-editorial at Media Outlets
• Event/Promotional/Sports marketing agencies
• Advertisers, Licensees, Sponsors
• Large Sports Events

Candidates must work on the business side of their operation (vs. on-field performance roles like a Coach or General Manager).

For complete nomination rules and guidelines, and more information about the "5 To Watch Awards," please visit


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