There will be a big hometown flavor in the Asian Sport Industry Awards (SPIA) on October 2 in the New World Hotel.
A shortlist of 168 entries from ten nations will try to win awards in several different categories in an event spearheaded by MMC Sportz and Sport360. MMC Sportz, led by Eric Gottschalk, was the force behind the International Premier Tennis League that came to the Philippines last year. Sport 360 is the leading sports news and content provider in the Middle East.
A panel of 16 judges will help decide on who will win the trophies. The official website is asiaawards.com.
The black-tie awards event will be aired by Fox Sports. Here is a list of some of the notable Filipino entries.
SPORTS AND RECREATION FACILITY OF THE YEAR
Mall of Asia Arena
Philippine Sports Stadium
BEST SPORTS MARKETING CAMPAIGN
Puso to the Max – Max Restaurants and Carat
Isang Bayan Para Kay Pacman – ABS-CBN
Gilas FIBA World Cup – Smart
BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN SPORT
Adidas BOOST – Adidas and iProspect
BEST SPORTS YOUTH PROGRAM
Nutrition Action Champion – Alaska Milk
BEST SPORTS EVENT
Cobra Ironman70.3 Philippines – Sunrise Events
SLAM Rising Stars Challenge – SLAM Philippines
BEST LIVE EXPERIENCE AT A SPORTS EVENT
IPTL – Manila Mavericks – SM Lifestyle Ent.
BEST SPORTS CSR INITIATIVE
Lets Get Into Rugby – Philippine Rugby Football Union
SPORTS RETAIL CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR
Recreational Outdoor Exchange
SPORT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR
Wrestling Association of the Philippines