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                                      2022 Shortlist

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                                      Congratulations to the finalists of the 4th Hashtag Sports Awards presented with Budweiser for their excellence in engagement. Join us at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas when we announce this year's winners live on stage.

                                      Brands & Partnerships.

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                                      Content.

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                                      Best Original Content or Series (10 min+)

                                      Man in the Arena

                                      Religion of Sports

                                      Once Upon A Time in Queens

                                      ESPN

                                      No Chill with Gilbert Arenas

                                      Fubo Sports Network

                                      Coach Prime

                                      Barstool Sports, SMAC Productions

                                      Simone vs Herself

                                      Religion of Sports

                                      Club Shay Shay

                                      FOX Sports

                                      Best Original Content or Series (Under 10 min)

                                      Vikings Cam Weekly Riddles

                                      Minnesota Vikings

                                      "Peyton the Intern: Broncos' 2021 Schedule Release video

                                      Denver Broncos

                                      Green Screen Guy: Frankie LaPenna x NFL x Ravens

                                      NFL

                                      Best Sports Podcast

                                      Man in the Arena

                                      Religion of Sports

                                      No Chill with Gilbert Arenas

                                      Fubo Sports Network

                                      Stacking Pennies with Corey LaJoie

                                      NASCAR

                                      False Idol

                                      Religion of Sports

                                      Snacks

                                      Just Women's Sports

                                      The Skip Bayless Show

                                      FOX Sports

                                      Emerging.

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                                      Best Engagement Through NFTs or Digital Collectibles

                                      NBA All-Star 2022 Shoppable Citywide Art Gallery

                                      NBA

                                      WWE

                                      WWE

                                      Fan Controlled Football + Ballerz NFT Collective

                                      Fan Controlled Football

                                      Sorare

                                      Sorare

                                      Fanaply x New Jersey Devils

                                      Fanaply

                                      Best NIL Program (Brand, Agency or Tech)

                                      WWE Next In Line

                                      WWE

                                      Team USA's Athlete Marketing Platform (AMP)

                                      USOPC / USOPP / LA28

                                      Sweet Futures

                                      Candy Digital

                                      Playmaker NIL Program

                                      Playmaker

                                      Fanatics College NIL Jersey Program

                                      OneTeam Partners & Fanatics

                                      ENTERTAINMENT.

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                                      Best Engagement Through Esports & Gaming

                                      Erste Group Bank - Esports Doomsday

                                      Jung von Matt SPORTS GmbH

                                      The Players' Tribune, DBLTAP & DoorDash

                                      The Players' Tribune

                                      McDonald's Germany: Sub Bomb Delivery

                                      Jung von Matt SPORTS GmbH

                                      Halo Championship Series Raleigh Kickoff Major 2021

                                      Esports Engine & Vindex

                                      NBA 2K22

                                      PepsiCo

                                      LaLiga All-Star Gaming Challenge Presented by Verizon

                                      LaLiga

                                      Best USE OF MUSIC OR POP CULTURE

                                      JOY RIDE

                                      Quad Media, Inc.

                                      Leylah Fernandez x Ted Lasso "Believe"

                                      USTA

                                      B/R Open Run

                                      Bleacher Report

                                      Fan Experience.

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                                      Best in Direct-to-Consumer or Social Commerce

                                      Oakland Forever presented by Rakuten

                                      Rakuten

                                      Impact.

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                                      Excellence in Black Storytelling

                                      Black Girl Fly - Turner Sports' "The Arena"

                                      Bleacher Report

                                      NHL Bound

                                      Arizona Coyotes

                                      Black Joy Photo Series

                                      Chicago Bulls

                                      Black Fives Foundation Partnership

                                      Big EAST Conference

                                      Outstanding Social Justice Initiative

                                      Freedom to Vote Campaign

                                      National Basketball Social Justice Coalition

                                      Plus 1 Effect

                                      Ballengee Group & BreakingT

                                      Best in Employee Engagement

                                      Buzzer

                                      Buzzer

                                      Pittsburgh Penguins and UPMC Healthcare Hero Spotlight

                                      UPMC

                                      Marketing & Campaigns.

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                                      Best Sports Communications Strategy

                                      The #FreemanEra

                                      Notre Dame Athletics

                                      Best Sports Media Buying Strategy

                                      Pepsi Zero Sugar - "Zero Sugars, Zero Compromises"

                                      PepsiCo

                                      Social Media.

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                                      Best Use of Social Audio

                                      GameMic

                                      GameMic

                                      NBA Twitter Spaces

                                      NBA

                                      Snapchat

                                      Wave Sports + Entertainment on Snap

                                      Wave Sports + Entertainment

                                      Playmaker Snapchat Content

                                      Playmaker

                                      Sports Betting.

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                                      Best in Fantasy Sports

                                      Yahoo Fantasy Sports

                                      Yahoo Sports

                                      Special Achievement.

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                                      Engagemement Executive of the Year

                                      Honoree to be Revealed

                                      Next Up Award

                                      Honoree to be Revealed

                                      Outstanding Intern Contribution

                                      Honoree to be Revealed

                                      SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM OF THE YEAR

                                      Honoree to be Revealed

                                      Overall Excellence.

                                      This prestigious honor is given to the organization with the highest rating across all categories to reflect industry-wide excellence in engagement on all platforms and projects.

                                      Outstanding Achievement in Overall Engagement for an Organization

                                      Honoree to be Revealed

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