To be considered for an IDEA Inspire the Passion Award, a student/intern must first be nominated be a current IDEA member.  Upon nomination, the nominee must submit the online application form to be considered.


  • Must have been nominated by a member of an IDEA member organization
  • Must have reached 21 years of age by July 15, 2018
  • Must be a student or intern
  • May not have permanent full time employment in the sports or entertainment industry
  • Must be available for travel to Indianapolis from July 15 - 18, 2018
  • Applicants will not be considered if nominating organization's dues are not current

Applications are due MARCH 30, no exceptions.

Applications will be reviewed by the Inspire the Passion Awards Committee and recipients will be announced May 1.

Recipients will be introduced at the annual IDEA Conference in July.