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The BBC Sports Personality of the Year programme will take place at the Genting Arena in Birmingham on 16th December 2018. The nominations processes, criteria and voting details (where applicable) for each award are outlined below. These terms have been amended and are correct from 10 December 2018

BBC SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award goes to the sportsperson whose actions have most captured the UK public's imagination during 2018.

An expert independent panel (hereafter 'the Panel') will convene in November 2018 to decide the shortlist of sportspeople for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. The composition of the Panel will be published in due course.

The BBC Sports Personality of the Year production team will provide the Panel with an extensive list of the top sportspeople from 2018, including information on their achievements. The Panel will be free to consider other potential candidates.

The Panel will select a short list of sportspeople for the main award on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Reflects UK sporting achievements on the national and/or international stage;
  • Represents the breadth and depth of UK sports; and
  • Takes into account 'impact' of the person's sporting achievement beyond the sport in question.

Sportspeople are eligible to be nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award if they are UK citizens or all of the following criteria apply:

  • they play a significant amount of their sport in the UK; and
  • their core achievements that year were achieved in the UK, and not with a non-UK based team (in which case they would more likely qualify for the World Sport Star award); and
  • they are residents in the UK.

Non-playing coaches or management are not eligible.

The Panel will produce a shortlist based on reaching a consensus view. If a consensus view cannot be reached on all or some of the candidates, then the Panel are asked to vote for the remaining candidates. In the event of a tied vote, the chairperson's decision (Director, BBC Sport) is binding.

The Panel have the right to amend elements of this or other awards such as the criteria or numbers shortlisted, should a consensus view be reached - provided such changes remain within the spirit of the award.

The shortlist of contenders will be announced during the BBC Sports Personality of the Year programme on 16th December 2018. The public will then vote for the winner of the award during the programme (see below).

In the event of:

  • A tie in the public vote amongst the two contenders obtaining the highest number of votes, the award will be shared amongst those two. There will be no award in the second place category and the third place category award will go to the contender scoring highest after the two in the tie.
  • A tie in the public vote amongst the three contenders obtaining the highest number of votes, the award will be shared amongst the three and there will be no awards in the second and third place categories.
  • A tie in the public vote amongst two contenders obtaining the second highest number of votes, the second place award will be shared amongst those two and there will be no award in the third place category.
  • A tie in the public vote amongst two contenders obtaining the third highest number of votes, the third place award will be shared amongst those two.

The Panel will undertake a back-up vote for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award in the unlikely event of problems with the public vote.

PRIVACY NOTICE

Your trust is very important to us. The BBC is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information.

It is important that you read this notice so that you are aware of how and why we are using such information. This privacy notice describes how we collect and use personal information about you during and after your relationship with us, in accordance with data protection law.

Additional information can be found in the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy. Where there is inconsistency between those documents and this notice, this notice shall prevail.

It’s up to you how you use our services. And you can manage or delete your BBC account at any time. There’s more info on managing your account here. Because we’re a public service, we will help you make informed decisions about your information, so everyone can get the best out of digital technologies and the BBC. You can find out what we're doing with your information here. You can find out more about cookies here.

What will we collect and how we use it?

The BBC is the data controller of your information that is collected. This means that the BBC decides what your personal data is used for, and the ways in which it is processed.

For telephone voting, the personal data is telephone number and voting choice. Temple Interactive Media Limited is the BBC’s data processor and is contracted to the BBC to provide the telephony platform. This means Temple Interactive Media Limited can only use your personal data within the parameters set by the BBC. Temple Interactive Media Limited will collect your personal data in order to provide a robust and reliable vote result to the BBC (this will include counting and capping votes as well as checking for irregularities and, if necessary, for the processing of refunds).

For online voting, the personal information that is collected is BBC account details and voting choice. Telescope, UK Ltd is the BBC’s data processor and is contracted to the BBC to provide the online voting platform. This means Telescope, UK Ltd can only use your personal data within the parameters set by the BBC. Telescope, UK Ltd will collect your IP address along with other BBC account information such as BBC iD, age category and geographic location derived from your IP address in order to provide a robust and reliable vote result to the BBC (this will include counting and capping votes as well as checking for irregularities).

The lawful basis for processing is the legitimate interests of the BBC to deliver valid votes to the BBC’s audience – for both those who take part and for those that consume content based on those results. This yields richer and more engaging content for all of our audiences and is not an unreasonable infringement on the rights and freedoms of the individual BBC audience members.

Retaining your information

The BBC will retain your personal data for a period of 2 years following collection – for internal and external audit purposes consistent with industry standards, unless a longer retention period is required by law. At that point your personal data will be deleted. For more information about how the BBC processes your data please see the BBC’s Privacy Policy, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/privacy.

Sharing your information

Your personal data will not be shared with any additional third parties outside of the BBC, Temple Interactive Media Limited and Telescope, UK Ltd without your prior permission, except as required by law.

Your rights and more information

If you need help with managing your account settings and the information we hold, you can find out how to do this here.

If you have any questions about how the BBC handles your personal information, or you wish to find out about your rights, please visit the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy. You will also be able to find out more information about how the BBC processes your information and how you can contact the BBC’s Data Protection Officer.

If you raise a concern with the BBC about the way it has handled your personal information, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. In the UK, the supervisory authority is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which can be contacted at: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Voting for the main award will be from a shortlist of contenders unveiled during the live show on 16th December 2018.

Voting will be available by phone or via the BBC website. The number to call for each contender will be revealed during the programme. There is no voting via email, Red Button or by text. The telephone numbers will be available through Red Button and via the BBC website.

Telephone Vote: Voters in the UK can choose either to call from their landline using the long (11-digit) number for the contender(s) of their choice or from their mobile phones using the shortcode (7-digit) number for the contender(s) of their choice. Please note that callers from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man should call from their landlines using the long (11-digit) number to avoid higher mobile charges, as the short (7-digit) numbers are not available in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for reasons outside of the BBC's control. Calls to the long (11-digit) number from landlines and mobiles cost 15p plus your network's access charge. To vote from your mobile in the UK, please call the short (7-digit) number announced for your chosen contender(s).Calls from mobiles to the short (7-digit) number cost 15p per vote and should cost less than calling the long (11-digit) number from your mobile so please, if you can, dial the short (7-digit) number from your mobile. You cannot text and you cannot dial the short (7-digit) number from a landline. Please do not attempt to vote by calling a 7-digit short number from a landline.

Online Vote: Viewers who wish to vote online will need to sign in to a BBC account at https://www.bbc.com/signin. If you do not have a BBC account, you can register for one for free at https://www.bbc.com/register. If you have any trouble registering or signing in, you can visit the help pages at https://www.bbc.com/signin/help. Please check your broadband or mobile contract to check the cost of using data services.
Online votes will be limited to one vote per BBC account. The online vote will be open during the same period as the telephone lines. The results of the telephone vote and the online vote will be aggregated prior to any announcements.

If you are watching BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018 on BBC iPlayer, following through a website or any other time shift or catch-up or on demand service you should not vote since the lines will have closed.

Voting is only open to individuals as consumers from the UK, and not to any agencies, businesses and/or companies. Please note that BBC employees who are in any way connected to the vote, their close relatives or anyone directly connected in any way with the production of the programme or the provision of telephony services to the programme are not eligible to vote.

You must obtain the phone bill payer's permission before voting.

Opening and closing times will be specified on the programme.

Please be sure you carefully dial only the number of the contender(s) for which you wish to vote for.

Please do NOT call before the lines open, or after the lines have closed, as your vote will not be counted, but you may still be charged. The winner will be announced live on the programme.

The BBC reserves the right to disqualify votes if it has reasonable grounds to suspect that fraudulent, excessive or suspicious patterns of voting have occurred or if it considers there has been any attempt to rig the voting.

All voting will be overseen by an independent verification service.

The BBC reserves the right to cancel or suspend voting at any time. In the event of any such cancellation or suspension, a technical failure or any other malfunction with the vote, the BBC reserves the right to arrange for the winner to be decided by a contingency arrangement from the votes cast by the shortlisting panel (see above for details).

This vote complies with the BBC's Code of Conduct for Competitions and Votes: BBC Code of Conduct for Voting. Voters are subject to the BBC Privacy Policy and BBC online Terms of Use. Click the link for more information on how the BBC uses cookies.

GREATEST SPORTING MOMENT OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award goes to the sporting moment that most captured the UK public's imagination during 2018.

The Panel will put forward a shortlist of sporting moments for this award.

The public will decide the winner from the shortlist prior to the main show with an online vote. This will be overseen by an independent adjudicator.

In the event of a tie in the online vote amongst the two moments obtaining the highest number of votes, the award will be shared amongst those two.

The winner will be announced during the BBC Sports Personality of the Year programme on 16th December 2018.

The Panel will undertake a back-up vote for the Greatest Sporting Moment of the Year award in the unlikely event of problems with the public vote.

The vote will open from 3rd December 2018 at 19.00 GMT and close on 14th December 2018 at 20.00 GMT.

PRIVACY NOTICE

Your trust is very important to us. The BBC is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information.

It is important that you read this notice so that you are aware of how and why we are using such information. This privacy notice describes how we collect and use personal information about you during and after your relationship with us, in accordance with data protection law.

Additional information can be found in the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy. Where there is inconsistency between those documents and this notice, this notice shall prevail.

It’s up to you how you use our services. And you can manage or delete your BBC account at any time. There’s more info on managing your account here. Because we’re a public service, we will help you make informed decisions about your information, so everyone can get the best out of digital technologies and the BBC. You can find out what we're doing with your information here. You can find out more about cookies here.

What will we collect and how we use it?

The BBC is the data controller of your information that is collected. This means that the BBC decides what your personal data is used for, and the ways in which it is processed.

The personal information that is collected is BBC account details and voting choice.

Telescope is the BBC’s data processor and is contracted to the BBC to provide the platform. This means Telescope can only use your personal data within the parameters set by the BBC. Telescope will collect your IP address along with other BBC account information such as BBC iD, age category and geographic location derived from your IP address in order to provide a robust and reliable vote result to the BBC (this will include counting and capping votes as well as checking for irregularities). The lawful basis for processing is the legitimate interests of the BBC to deliver valid votes to the BBC’s audience – for both those who take part and for those that consume content based on those results. This yields richer and more engaging content for all of our audiences and is not an unreasonable infringement on the rights and freedoms of the individual BBC audience members.

Retaining your information

The BBC will retain your personal data for a period of 2 years following collection – for internal and external audit purposes consistent with industry standards, unless a longer retention period is required by law. At that point your personal data will be deleted. For more information about how the BBC processes your data please see the BBC’s Privacy Policy, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/privacy.

Sharing your information

Your personal data will not be shared with any additional third parties outside of the BBC and Telescope without your prior permission, except as required by law.

Your rights and more information

If you need help with managing your account settings and the information we hold, you can find out how to do this here.

If you have any questions about how the BBC handles your personal information, or you wish to find out about your rights, please visit the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy. You will also be able to find out more information about how the BBC processes your information and how you can contact the BBC’s Data Protection Officer.

If you raise a concern with the BBC about the way it has handled your personal information, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. In the UK, the supervisory authority is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which can be contacted at: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

In order to vote, you must be a UK resident (including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and not be a BBC employee, employee of any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, close relative of any such employees or connected to the vote directly or through a close relative.

Votes can be made online by accessing http://www.bbc.co.uk/sportspersonality - you cannot vote by any other method. Votes received outside of the voting window outlined above will not be counted.

Online voting requires you to log into the page with your BBC account at https://www.bbc.com/signin. If you do not have a BBC account, you can register for one for free at https://www.bbc.com/register. If you have any trouble registering or signing in, you can visit the help pages at https://www.bbc.com/signin/help. Please check your broadband or mobile contract to check the cost of using data services. You can only vote once per BBC account.

No correspondence relating to the vote will be entered into.

There will be no prize for anyone taking part in the vote.

The BBC reserves the right to disqualify entries or suspend voting if it has reasonable grounds to suspect that fraudulent voting has occurred or if it considers there has been any attempt to rig the voting. The BBC has the right to substitute an alternative selection method at its absolute discretion. For the purposes of investigating possible voting irregularities when voting on BBC web pages using BBC account the BBC may use cookies, log IP addresses or analyse the information from your BBC account. The BBC will not publish this information or provide it to anyone without permission, except where required for enforcement of these terms. For more information please see: BBC Privacy Policy, how the BBC uses cookies and BBC online Terms of Use.

Online votes are subject to the BBC Privacy and Cookies Policy found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/usingthebbc/privacy/privacy-policy , more information about Cookies can be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/usingthebbc/cookies/ and BBC online Terms of Use found at http://bbc.co.uk/usingthebbc/terms/terms-of-use .

The BBC reserves the right to change, cancel or suspend the vote at any time.

The BBC cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction, or any other problem with any online system, server, provider or otherwise which may result in any vote being lost or not properly registered and recorded.

This vote complies with the BBC's Code of Conduct for Competitions and Votes: BBC Code of Conduct for Voting

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of England and Wales.

WORLD SPORT STAR OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award goes to the world sport star whose achievements have most captured the public's imagination during 2018.

The award is not open to those sportspeople who qualify for the main BBC Sports Personality of the Year award under its qualification criteria (see above).

The Panel will put forward a shortlist of contenders for this award.

The public will decide the winner from the shortlist of contenders prior to the main show with an online vote. This will be overseen by an independent adjudicator.

In the unlikely event of a tie in the online vote amongst the two contenders obtaining the highest number of votes, the award will be shared amongst those two.

The vote will open 3rd December 2018 at 15:00 GMT and close on 15th December 2018 at 14:00 GMT.

The winner will be announced during the BBC Sports Personality of the Year programme on 16th December 2018.

PRIVACY NOTICE

Your trust is very important to us. The BBC is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information.

It is important that you read this notice so that you are aware of how and why we are using such information. This privacy notice describes how we collect and use personal information about you during and after your relationship with us, in accordance with data protection law.

Additional information can be found in the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy. Where there is inconsistency between those documents and this notice, this notice shall prevail.

What will we collect and how we use it?

The BBC is the data controller of your information that is collected. This means that the BBC decides what your personal data is used for, and the ways in which it is processed. Telescope is the BBC’s data processor and is contracted to the BBC to provide the platform. This means Telescope can only use your personal data within the parameters set by the BBC. Telescope will collect your IP address, which is used to derive geographical location and for vote integrity checking purposes. It will also collect your voting choice by placing a strictly necessary cookie. This is required in order to provide a robust and reliable vote result to the BBC (this will include counting and capping votes as well as checking for irregularities). The lawful basis for processing is the legitimate interests of the BBC to deliver valid votes to the BBC’s audience – for both those who take part and for those that consume content based on those results. This yields richer and more engaging content for all of our audiences and is not an unreasonable infringement on the rights and freedoms of the individual BBC audience members.

Retaining your information

The BBC will retain your personal data for a period of 2 years following collection – for internal and external audit purposes consistent with industry standards, unless a longer retention period is required by law. At that point your personal data will be deleted. For more information about how the BBC processes your data please see the BBC’s Privacy Policy, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/privacy.

Sharing your information

Your personal data will not be shared with any additional third parties outside of the BBC and Telescope without your prior permission, except as required by law.

Your rights and more information

If you have any questions about how the BBC handles your personal information, or you wish to find out about your rights, please visit the BBC’s Privacy and Cookies Policy. You will also be able to find out more information about how the BBC processes your information and how you can contact the BBC’s Data Protection Officer.

If you raise a concern with the BBC about the way it has handled your personal information, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. In the UK, the supervisory authority is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which can be contacted at: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

You cannot vote if you are a BBC employee, employee of any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, close relative of any such employees or connected to the vote directly or through a close relative.

Votes can be made online by accessing http://www.bbc.co.uk/sportspersonality - you cannot vote by any other method. Votes received outside of the voting window outlined above will not be counted.

No correspondence relating to the vote will be entered into.

There will be no prize for anyone taking part in the vote.

The BBC reserves the right to disqualify entries or suspend voting if it has reasonable grounds to suspect that fraudulent voting has occurred or if it considers there has been any attempt to rig the voting. The BBC has the right to substitute an alternative selection method at its absolute discretion. For the purposes of investigating possible voting irregularities when voting on BBC web pages using BBC account the BBC may use cookies, log IP addresses or analyse the information from your BBC account. The BBC will not publish this information or provide it to anyone without permission, except where required for enforcement of these terms. For more information please see: BBC Privacy Policy, how the BBC uses cookies and BBC online Terms of Use.

Online votes are subject to the BBC Privacy and Cookies Policy found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/usingthebbc/privacy/privacy-policy , more information about Cookies can be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/usingthebbc/cookies/ and BBC online Terms of Use found at http://bbc.co.uk/usingthebbc/terms/terms-of-use .

The BBC reserves the right to change, cancel or suspend the vote at any time.

The BBC cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction, or any other problem with any online system, server, provider or otherwise which may result in any vote being lost or not properly registered and recorded.

This vote complies with the BBC's Code of Conduct for Competitions and Votes: BBC Code of Conduct for Voting

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of England and Wales.

COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award goes to the coach who has made the biggest impact on sport in the UK during 2018.

For the purpose of this award, the term 'coach' includes roles such as managers, coaches, trainers and performance directors.

The Panel will decide the winner for the Coach of the Year award based on reaching a consensus view. If a consensus view cannot be reached, then the Panel will be asked to vote. In the event of a tied vote, the chairperson's decision is binding.

The winner will be announced during the BBC Sports Personality of the Year programme on 16th December 2018.

TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD

This award goes to the team in a sporting discipline, individual sport or sporting event that has achieved the most notable performance during 2018.

The team must have significant UK interest or involvement.

The Panel will decide the winner for the Team of the Year award based on reaching a consensus view. If a consensus view cannot be reached, then the Panel will be asked to vote. In the event of a tied vote, the chairperson's decision is binding.

The winner will be announced during the BBC Sports Personality of the Year programme on 16th December 2018.

YOUNG SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

This award goes to the outstanding young sportsperson aged 17 or under on 1st January 2018.

Young sportspeople are eligible to win the award if they are citizens of the UK or all three of the following criteria apply:

  • they play a significant amount of their sport in the UK; and
  • their core achievements that year were achieved in the UK, and not with a national team (in which case they would more likely qualify for the Overseas Sports Personality award); and
  • they are residents in the UK.

John Inverdale chairs a panel (‘YSPOTY Panel’) which includes three representatives of the Youth Sport Trust, a young judge, key sporting talent from across the industry and the Executive Editor of BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

The YSPOTY Panel meet to shortlist the contenders. They select the winner by secret ballot and the final vote is independently verified.

The winner will be announced at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards on Sunday 21st October 2018 and on the BBC Sport website.

The young judge selected by Blue Peter will be done so using the following criteria:

The applicant will have been successful in their application for a Blue Peter Sport Badge 2018 and the quality of the Sport Badge application may also be taken into consideration.

The quality of the answer to the question, "Why would you be a great judge for Young Sports Personality of the Year 2018?" will be assessed.

The answer must demonstrate a passion for sport, show why they are good at making decisions and be all their own work. If there is any reasonable doubt about this, the application will not be considered.

In a phone interview the candidates will be assessed on their suitability for the role, confidence in a judging situation and ability to deal with the task and appearing on camera.

Being part of the panel that decides who wins Young Sports Personality of the Year 2018 is a responsible role, the young judge will need to be confident working with adults and making informed decisions.

HELEN ROLLASON AWARD

This is a special BBC award recognising outstanding achievement in the face of adversity. It is decided by senior management in BBC Sport.

The award will be presented during the BBC Sports Personality of the Year programme on 16th December 2018.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

This award honours someone who has made a major impact on the world of sport during their lifetime. It is decided by senior management in BBC Sport.

The award will be presented during the BBC Sports Personality of the Year programme on 16th December 2018.

BBC GET INSPIRED UNSUNG HERO AWARD

Any UK resident (including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) aged 16 or over on 1st January 2018 is eligible to be nominated, except previous winners of the BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero Awards, BBC or BBC Group employees or any person connected to the Awards and their close relatives. Nominees aged under 18 will require parental consent to be nominated. Proof of age, identity, eligibility and consent (where applicable) may be requested.

The nominee must:

  • either be an individual or no more than two people who are both involved in the same activity;
  • help amateurs participate in a physical activity or sport (and that physical activity or sport must have a recognised governing body. Please see the list here);
  • offer help that does not normally form part of their job or normally take place at their place of work;
  • help voluntarily with no financial reward;
  • not be affiliated with an organisation having religious ties or a charity;
  • in the opinion of the person nominating be deserving of a BBC Award;
  • not bring the BBC into disrepute (in the BBC's sole discretion); and
  • have consented or have parental consent to be nominated.

Nominations can be made:

  • via bbc.co.uk/unsunghero where a downloadable form can be completed and emailed to unsunghero@bbc.co.uk
  • Or via bbc.co.uk/unsunghero with a link to the online webform (entries can be written, audio or video files).

Nominations will be accepted from Tuesday, 28th August 2018 and must be received no later than 23.59 GMT on Sunday 21st October 2018.

Each entry route is capped - if more than 2 minutes of video or audio is submitted only the first 2 minutes will be assessed. For written entries (online of emailed form) only the first 800 words will be assessed.

Only one nomination is permitted per person and it should be on an official BBC form (downloaded or online). Persons nominating should declare any professional or personal relationship with the person or people nominated.

The BBC will appoint a representative in each of its 12 English Regions plus Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland who will each shortlist no more than 10 nominees for their regional voting panel. The shortlisting criteria will be:

  • the extent of the nominee's contribution at the grassroots level of their sport or physical activity;
  • the impact they have had on individuals and/or their local community; and
  • the personal sacrifices or commitment made.

Regional judging panels consisting of BBC staff and non-BBC members will meet to select a BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero Award for their respective area from those shortlisted and based on the criteria above. The 15 regional winners become eligible for the overall BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero 2018 Award.

Persons nominated may be asked to disclose details of any and all criminal and civil actions pending against them, or served against them plus any unspent convictions. If this is required by the BBC nominees will be asked to sign a consent form at the time of disclosure. Nominated persons asked for this information must keep the BBC informed of any changes to that disclosed up to the point the winner is announced. This information will be handled in the strictest confidence and, as with all personal information, in accordance with the BBC Privacy Policy.

The BBC may undertake background checks of the shortlisted finalists. If this is required by the BBC nominees will be asked to sign a consent form at the time. Information discovered or that may have been disclosed by the entrants themselves will inform the decision as to the selection of the regional winners and overall winner (which shall be at the judging panel's sole discretion).

A national judging panel will then meet to select the overall winner from the 15 regional winners based on the aforementioned criteria, any supporting documentation and a short BBC film about each of them. It is intended that the panel will consist of representatives from the BBC, leading sports figures and a previous BBC Unsung Hero winner dependent on availability. The judging process will be overseen by an independent verifier.

The overall winner will be announced live on BBC One's Sports Personality of the Year 2018 programme on 16th December 2018 and to which all regional winners and their guest are invited to attend.

The judges' decision as to the winner is final. No correspondence relating to the awards will be entered into.

The regional winners will each receive a regional BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero Award 2018 trophy and the national winner will receive the national BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero Award 2018 trophy. There are no cash alternatives and the award cannot be sold or transferred in any circumstances.

All winners must agree to take part in any post-award publicity if required.

The BBC reserves the right to:

  • vary the opening and closing times for making nominations and to vary the date of the announcement of the awards;
  • disqualify any nominee who breaches the rules or has acted fraudulently in any way; and/or
  • cancel or vary the awards or any of the selection processes or criteria, at any stage, if in its sole opinion it is deemed necessary or if circumstances arise outside of its control.

The BBC, its sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem which may result in any nomination not being properly registered.

Persons nominating and nominees will be deemed to have accepted these rules and agree to be bound by them.