Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Summary

  1. Sports Personality of the Year 2017 nominations to be announced
  2. Winner announced in live show in Liverpool on 17 December

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Before we wrap things up, here's a reminder of the 12 contenders in a snazzy little video:

View more on twitter

I have my BBC account. Now what?

Once you have a BBC account, you are ready to go. You are advised to sign in to your account before the vote opens.

During the live show on 17 December, the presenters will let you know when the vote has opened. You will then be able to cast your vote online.

Simply go to the Sports Personality website when the vote is open and click on the Vote Now page.

The winner of the combined phone and online vote will be announced during the show.

If you are having trouble voting by phone or online, please see our voting FAQs.

• Voting and judging: Terms and conditions

How can I vote online?

To vote online for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017, you must sign in to a BBC account. If you already have an account you can do that here.

If you do not have an account, you will need to register before you can vote. Details on how to do this can be found here.

Registering only takes a few minutes, and the same BBC account can be used across BBC online to write comments, personalise your BBC Sport app and iPlayer experience, or even vote on Strictly Come Dancing.

If you're clicking the links to sign in or register and you are taken to the BBC Homepage then you are already signed in to a BBC account and you are ready to vote when it opens during the live programme here.

• Voting and judging: Terms and conditions

How to vote

.
.

You can vote for your favourite by phone and online during the live show in Liverpool on Sunday, 17 December.

Voting details, including phone numbers for each nominee, are announced during the programme and online.

There is no voting via email, Red Button or by text.

This year's event will take place in front of an audience of nearly 11,000 people at Liverpool's Echo Arena.

• Voting and judging: Terms and conditions

The 12 nominees

.
.

And there we have it. Here's your 12 contenders for the Sports Personality of the Year 2017.

Elise Christie - Short Track Speed Skating; Sir Mo Farah - Athletics, Chris Froome - Cycling, Lewis Hamilton - F1, Anthony Joshua - Boxing, Harry Kane - Football

Johanna Konta - Tennis, Jonnie Peacock - Para-athletics, Adam Peaty - Swimming, Jonathan Rea - Motorcycling, Anya Shrubsole - Cricket, Bianca Walkden - Taekwondo

Sports Personality of the Year nominee

.
.

Sports Personality of the Year nominee

.
.

Sports Personality of the Year nominee

.
.

Sports Personality of the Year nominee

.
.

Sports Personality of the Year nominee

.
.

Sports Personality of the Year nominee

.
.

Sports Personality of the Year nominee

.
.

Sports Personality of the Year nominee

.
.

Sports Personality of the Year nominee

.
..

Sports Personality of the Year nominee

.
.

Sports Personality of the Year nominee

.
.

Sports Personality of the Year nominee

.
.

Right then, here we go.

The last 10 winners

Of course, the Sports Personality of the Year award goes back years but these are the last 10 winners of the award.

2016: Andy Murray (tennis)

2015: Andy Murray (tennis)

2014: Lewis Hamilton (Formula 1)

2013: Andy Murray (tennis)

2012: Sir Bradley Wiggins (cycling)

2011: Mark Cavendish (cycling)

2010: AP McCoy (horse racing)

2009: Ryan Giggs (football)

2008: Sir Chris Hoy (cycling)

2007: Joe Calzaghe (boxing)

What are the other awards?

In addition to the main prize, there will also be seven other awards given out on the night of the live show next month. They are:

  • Team of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Overseas Sports
  • Personality of the Year
  • Young Sports Personality of the Year
  • Helen Rollason Award for outstanding achievement in the face of adversity
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Get Inspired Unsung Hero

Who decides the shortlist?

.
.

The shortlist was compiled by a 12-member panel:

  • Representatives from BBC Sport: Barbara Slater (Director, BBC Sport), Philip Bernie (Head of TV Sport) and Carl Doran (Executive Editor, BBC Sports Personality of the Year).
  • Representative from BBC Radio 5 live: Eleanor Oldroyd
  • Broadcaster and former Olympian: Darren Campbell
  • Broadcaster and former Paralympian: Danny Crates
  • Broadcaster and former rugby union player: Maggie Alphonsi
  • Broadcaster: Colin Murray
  • Representative from sports industry: Katherine Grainger
  • Newspapers: Dominic Hart (Mirror/Sunday People), Alyson Rudd (The Times), Laura Williamson (Daily Mail)

• Voting and judging: Terms and conditions

The venue for next month's show

.
Getty Images

This is where the Sports Personality of the Year live show will take place on 17 December - the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

We're still waiting for the nominees to be announced. At the moment there's an interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after they announced their engagement.

It's a great interview so tune in.

Tune in now

BBC One

The One Show is LIVE now on your telly box and online. That means we are getting closer to knowing who the contenders for this year's Sports Personality of the Year are.

Exciting!

What happened last year?

Sports Personality of the Year 2016

Andy Murray was voted 2016 Sports Personality for a record third time after winning his second Wimbledon title.

The Scot finished ahead of triathlete Alistair Brownlee in second, with showjumper Nick Skelton third.

Leicester City won team of the year after their Premier League triumph, with Claudio Ranieri picking up the coach award.

American gymnast Simone Biles was overseas personality, while swimmers Michael Phelps (lifetime achievement) and Ellie Robinson (young personality) were also honoured.

Charity runner Ben Smith received the Helen Rollason Award and the unsung hero trophy went to boxing club founder Marcellus Baz.

Yes, tonight is the night we find out who the sportspeople nominated for the prestigious award are.

The unveiling will made during The One Show, which is live on BBC One and online from 19:00 GMT.

So turn on the fire, pop the kettle on and settle in to discover the names of the standout stars of 2017.

.
.

It's almost that time again!

The BBC Sports Personality of the Year will be named on Sunday, 17 December during a live show at Liverpool's Echo Arena.

But who are the nominees I hear you cry at your screens.

Well that's what we are here to find out...