Are you the 2020 FanSided Sports Fan of the Year?


Are you the best sports fan in the country? Prove it! FanSided is searching for our Fan of the Year and we’re giving away awesome prizes.

We’re all fans of something. Here at FanSided, that fan spirit is what brings us to work every day, working to connect your fan communities with the stories that get you excited. Fandom binds us all together and that is why we’re excited to present the sixth annual FanSided Fan of the Year contest.

This year has been a difficult one, with the natural rhythms of fandom disrupted. But the positive energy fan communities provide has never been more important — lifting our spirits, building bridges and letting us know that we are never alone. Being a fan means sharing a purpose and passion with others and being Fan of the Year means doing it to a special degree.

What qualifies someone to be the FanSided Sports Fan of the Year? The FanSided Sports Fan of the Year is a person who exemplifies dedication, integrity and “Fansmanship” all for the love of the game.

What is “Fansmanship? Just as athletes exhibit and strive for good sportsmanship, fans strive to exhibit good Fansmanship. Good Fansmanship means representing the teams you follow and the communities those teams represent in a positive way at all times thus perpetuating all that is good about sports and sports fandom.


To enter, submit a 200-word essay or two-minute video to FanSided at before submissions close at midnight on Nov. 30. In your submission, tell us what you are a fan of and what makes you different, more passionate and more devoted than all of the other fanatics out there.

Five finalists will then be selected:

Grand Prize Winner:

  • The Grand Prize winner will be selected on Dec. 15
  • Receives $2000 in Fan Cash provided by Fanatics and a piece of autographed memorabilia (based on fan’s team choice, up to $400).

Every fan has a story. We want to hear yours.