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2018 Best Game Day Technology Experience Award presented by CDW•G and NACDA
CDW•G and NACDA have partnered to create the Best Game Day Technology Experience Award to recognize best practices in game day technology by NACDA member institutions across Division I. The winner will receive a trophy and $25,000 in Microsoft and Cisco technology products and services sold by CDW•G.

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Nomination Criteria

  • Nominee must be an NCAA Division I institution and a current, paid NACDA member to qualify.
  • Institutions must submit up to a 500-word description of their best game day technology experience in an athletics contest during the 2017-18 school year (any sport), including objectives, outcomes and budget. Examples include mobile app use, scoreboard use, push notifications, fan engagement, etc.
  • Supporting collateral material including videos, photos and social media can also be submitted. This is encouraged, but not required.
  • Submissions must be sent directly to Kara Ditzel in the NACDA office via email at kditzel@nacda.com by Friday, April 13, 2018.

The top-three finalists will be selected and announced in conjunction with the 2018 NACDA & Affiliates Convention in Washington, D.C. The winner will then be announced in July and an on-campus presentation of the award will be scheduled for the fall.

2018 Selection Committee
Ross Bjork
, Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics, University of Mississippi
Pat Chun
, Vice President and Director of Athletics, Florida Atlantic University
Dan Fagan, CDW-G Practice Manager, Sports and Entertainment
Jean Lenti Ponsetto
, Athletics Director, DePaul University
Bob Vecchione
, Executive Director, NACDA

Contest Official Rules

Press Releases
July 24, 2017 - Arizona State University Announced as 2017 Best Game Day Technology Experience Award Winner
June 12, 2017 - NACDA and CDW•G Announce Finalists for Inaugural Best Game Day Technology Experience Award
December 1, 2016 - NACDA and CDW•G Announce Partnership to Present New Award