1. THE CONCEPT
The Atlas Youth Athlete of the Month is an award created jointly by Atlas Insurance and the Malta Sports Journalists Association (Għaqda Ġurnalisti Sports).
The Award is awarded to the Top Youth Man or Woman Athlete that distinguishes herself / himself during the month in review.
The Malta Sports Journalists Association is responsible for all final decisions with respect to matters concerning the Award.
2. THE JUDGING PANEL
Eligible shortlisted athletes will be judged by a panel of ‘experts’ namely 3 Maltese Sports Journalists under the supervision of The Malta Sports Journalists Association whose decisions will be final with respect to all matters concerning the Award. The initial shortlist of athletes will be selected solely on the basis of results achieved during the month in review. Each member of the panel has to submit 3 athletes as his/her 1st, 2nd and 3rd preference. If a member of the panel gives less than 3 preferred athletes. his/her vote will be void.
In the event of a tie, merits of top tied contenders athletes will be reconsidered using the below criteria:
Winner is identified and selected based upon a seventy percent (70%) weighting on results obtained in the month in review along with a thirty percent (30%) weighting of academic achievement / character / extra curricular as listed in 2e.
If, in the judges’ opinion, there is any suspected disciplinary action / investigation undergoing against an athlete or actual evidence of tampering / soliciting with any portion of the contest such as false results handed in or any technical difficulties that can compromise the integrity of the contest, the judging panel reserves the right to disqualify the athlete and give the award to the runner up in the month in review.
3. OTHER INFORMATION
Atlas Insurance is the sole Sponsor of this Award.
Atlas Insurance and the Malta Sports Journalists Association are the owners of all rights of this Award.
Atlas Insurance and the the Malta Sports Journalists Association are also owners of the concept of this Award and shall be responsible for the organisation, the presentation, selection process, logos and all printed material.
Atlas Insurance and the the Malta Sports Journalists Association reserve the right to:
(a) Use winner’s name and publish all possible nominations submitted, (b) alter, amend, edit or change entries prior to publication and (c) use, publish, reproduce, alter, amend and copyright for purposes of advertising, promotion and trade related exclusively to the monthly and yearly Award, not in the form of a product endorsement, without agreed compensation or permission from the winner/s.
By accepting an award, winners agree to be photographed for PR reasons and interviewed by sports journalists and that such photography / videography will be used on but not limited to social media.
Awards are not transferable or redeemable for cash.