Winners of SPORTO Awards 2022 announced

Mission: The Glacier, Volleyball on Ljubljanica river and Planica NFT ski jumpers collection 2022 were the winners of the four categories of the 2022 SPORTO Awards as the best practice in sponsorship and marketing in the Adriatic region.

The presentation of the winners and the awarding of the trophies will take place at the SPORTO Conference, 22nd of February in Planica.

Entries in all SPORTO Awards categories were reviewed and evaluated according to predefined criteria in close cooperation with European Sponsorship Association (ESA), by an international expert Judging Panel chaired by an ESA president Andy Westlake. Other members of the Judging Panel were Matic Švab (Executive Director of Finance and Marketing at the Olympic Committee of Slovenia), Luka Maselj (Head of Marketing at Continental Tires Southeast Europe), Petra Čadež (Marketing Director SBU Savoury spreads at Atlantic Group and Slovenian Marketing Association representative), Kristina Gregorc (Director of Digital & Ecommerce at Mercator), Veroljub Zmijanac (Partner at SportIT – Sports Marketing & Sponsorship) and Andrej Krajner ( Communications Director at NLB Group).

The jury awarded the following projects:


Mission: The Glacier (sponsor: Pivovarna Laško Union d.o.o., rights holder: Olympic Committee of Slovenia, entrants: Luna TBWA and Edge & Angle)

Mission: The Glacier as the highest scored project in Sponsorship category qualified directly to the ESA Excellence »Best of Europe« competition. Jury also awarded special sustainability award to this project.


Volleyball on Ljubljanica river (rights holder: Volleyball Federation of Slovenia, entrants: Volleyball Federation of Slovenia and Ekstrem d.o.o.)


Planica NFT ski jumpers collection 2022 (sponsors: Iconomi, Authrail, Mastercard, rights holder and entrant: Ski Association of Slovenia)


Volleyball on Ljubljanica river (sponsor: Ljubljana Tourism, rights holder: Volleyball Federation of Slovenia, entrant: Ljubljana Tourism)

The Jury highly commended the following projects: March Madness by Cedevita Olimpija, WOMEN’S EHF EURO 2022 and Petrol´s Winning Service 2.0.

With the continued partnership with European Sponsorship Association (ESA) we raise the credibility of SPORTO Awards, broaden ESA’s “Best of Europe” Award and help to grow the sponsorship knowledge in Europe. Our national partner in Slovenia is the Slovenian Marketing Association.