Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who can submit a nomination?
A: There are no restrictions as to who can submit a nomination.
Q: Where can I submit a nomination?
A: You may submit a nomination online beginning Thursday, November 1, 2012 at DefiningSportsPerformance.com/SOSA or at any time by submitting an email nomination to SpiritofSport@DefiningSportsPerformance.org.
Q: Where can I download a PDF of the nomination forms?
A: Nomination forms can be found online at DefiningSportsPerformance.com/SOSA
Q: Can I nominate a team or group for an award?
A: Yes, teams and groups are eligible for nomination. Please reference the Awards Selection Criteria for specific details.
Q: Can all Indy-area high schools participate?
A: Yes, there are no geographic restrictions for participation.
Q: How are the winners selected?
A: Finalists are selected based on submitted nominations, and winners are chosen by a third party selection committee.
Q: Can I nominate myself for an award?
A: You may nominate yourself, however, third party nominations are typically better received.
Q: Can someone be nominated more than once?
A: There is no limit to the number of nominations; however, a nominee may win no more than one award.
Q: Do I have to be an upperclassman to be nominated?
A: No, all high school students are eligible for nomination.
Q: If I was nominated in previous years, can I be nominated again?
A: Yes, although you may not win the same award more than once.
Q: How many nominations are received for each category?
A: The number of nominations varies from year to year, but we've received as many as 75 nominations in a category.
Q: Does a nominee's high school or organization have any effect on them being selected as a winner?
A: No, all nominees receive equal consideration in the selection process.
Q: Where can I find a list of all the Award descriptions?
A: Award categories and descriptions can be seen at DefiningSportsPerformance.com/SOSA
Q: Can a Spirit of Sport Ambassador be nominated and win an award?
A: Yes, Ambassadors receive the same consideration as all other nominees.
Q: If my contact information changes, who do I need to contact?
A: Please send new information to SpiritofSport@DefiningSportsPerformance.org.
Q: How do I register for the Event?
A: Once registration is open, you may register online at DefiningSportsPerformance.com/SOSA or by calling 317.338.2273.
Q: How many guests can attend with me?
A: You may register as many guests as you like.
Q: What is the cost to attend the event?
A: The event is free for all nominees and $25 for all guests.
Q: Who can I call if I have questions about registration?
A: Please call the St.Vincent Care Line at 317-338-2273, or email SpiritofSport@definingsportsperformance.org.
Q: If my family cannot afford tickets to the event, is there an application process for help?
A: Unfortunately, at this time there is no available special assistance from the Spirit of Sport Committee.
Q: Who attends the leadership Seminar?
A: The Leadership Seminar is open to all student-nominees.
Q: Where and what time is the leadership event?
A: The Leadership Seminar will be held at the Marten House in Indianapolis on June 11, 2013 from 8:00 am - noon.
Q: How much does the Leadership Seminar cost?
A: The leadership Seminar is free to attend, and includes a light breakfast.
Q: If I miss the leadership Seminar, can I still receive my nominee gift?
A: Yes, but you must attend the Awards Ceremony to receive your nominee gift. If you are unable to attend, you must contact the Committee ahead of time to make special arrangements.
Q: Should we attend the ceremony if my child was nominated, but not selected as a finalist?
A: Yes, all nominees and their families should attend the Event to participate with other nominees, mingle with celebrity presenters, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and an inspiring evening. All nominees who attend the Event register for free and receive nominee gifts.
Q: When is the Awards Ceremony?
A: The Awards Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Clowes Memorial Hall. The Hors d'oeuvres reception begins at 6:00 pm with the Awards Ceremony running from 7:30 – 9:00 pm.
Q: What are the dress requirements for the event?
A: Dress for the Awards Ceremony is business attire.
Q: Will seating be assigned at the event?
A: We will make every attempt to seat you and your guests together.
Q: Should I eat dinner before attending the event?
A: The Awards Ceremony includes a heavy hors d'oeuvres reception; however, you may want to eat lightly beforehand.
Q: What should I bring with me to the event?
A: You will be mailed admission ribbons following your registration, and will need to bring these ribbons for entry into the event.
Q: When will event DVDs become available?
A: The DVD will be available for purchase within three weeks of the event.
Q: Is there somewhere I can see video of previous years?
A: Our event Facebook page has many previous years' videos at Facebook.com/SVSPSpiritofSport
Q: How many years have the Spirit of Sport Awards been going on?
A: 2013 marks the seventh year of the Spirit of Sport Awards.