Sports Personality of the Year: World Sport Star - terms and conditions

These terms have been amended and are correct from 10 December 2018

This award goes to the world sports 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.


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 - 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, more information about Cookies can be found at and BBC online Terms of Use found at

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.

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