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About Creators of Color

Creators of Color presented with Canva is a game-changing annual recognition program that spotlights and empowers sports creatives ages 21-33 who identify as Black, Latino, Asian and People of Color.

The cohort of 30 honorees is hand-selected by members of The Engagement Academy of Sports x Entertainment across nine creative specialties: Video Production; Social Media; Podcasting; Marketing & Revenue; Storytelling & Editorial; On-Camera Talent; Design & Art; Web & Digital and Photography.

Those selected for the cohort have created brand-defining work for organizations at the intersection of sports, content, and entertainment and helped diversify their fan audiences. This recognition for minority marketers and content creators will ensure the sports x entertainment community looks, thinks, and creates more like the young, global, and diverse fans who consume its content and experiences.

IS THIS FOR YOU?

  • You have a desire to grow into a position of leadership both inside and outside of your organization 

  • You are eager to participate in events and experiences with peers

  • You have the capacity to take advantage of a senior executive as a mentor

  • You are committed to developing a generation of co-leaders who are increasingly diverse and empathetic 

  • Your work demonstrates exceptional creativity and effective fan engagement 

  • You are passionate about increasing the accessibility of sports entertainment to audiences of different ethnicities, genders and age ranges

  • You have helped define an organization’s brand, voice, or visual identity in a way that resonates with multicultural fans

     

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WHY APPLY?


  • Create a lifelong network of peers and friends in the industry

  • Meet people from across sports and entertainment who share your vision and goals for the industry

  • Receive spotlights across Hashtag Sports channels to showcase your personality, story and work

  • Gain access to senior executives through events, allyship and mentorship

  • Be discovered by organizations looking to hire creative talent in full-time or freelance roles


CREATIVE CATEGORIES

The program annually recognizes a cohort of thirty (30) individuals between the ages of twenty-one (21) and thirty-three (33) across nine creative specialties that include:

Video Production • Social Media • Podcasting • Marketing & Revenue • Web & Digital • Storytelling & Editorial • On-Camera Talent • Design & Art • Photography

KEY DATES.

 


JANUARY 12

Nominations Open

 

MARCH 14

Nominations Close

 

MAY 2022

Honorees Revealed

 

FALL 2022

Summit

 

REGISTER NOW

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Hashtag Sports® is the leading platform for media and marketing professionals and the next generation of creative talent across the converging sports and entertainment industries.

From unparalleled experiences like our annual conference and the Hashtag Sports Awards presented with Budweiser to inspirational digital content and mission-driven initiatives, Hashtag Sports is the benchmark for fan engagement and the go-to resource for the development of a new sports and entertainment ecosystem powered by digital media, content, culture, purpose, and technology.