AWARDS CATEGORIES


 

Photography

The categories below are open to professional photographers who, on traditional or new media platforms, can best capture in a still image:

1. Sport Action

An image that depicts a moment of excellence or athletic skill from a particular sporting event.


2. Portfolio

A portfolio of at least three but no more than five sports photos. These photos may be from the same sport or same event, or they may be from different events and different sports.

Technical Requirements


 

 

Writing

These categories are dedicated to the written word, encompassing colour writing and column writing on traditional or new media platforms:

3. Best Column

A piece that offers a considered and knowledgeable opinion, demonstrates relevance, authority, understanding of and insight into the issue and shows a flair for language. Opinion pieces, blogs, investigations and editorial articles fit in this category.


4. Best Colour Piece

A story that demonstrates innovation, thinking, research and is well written with passion and flair, best capturing the emotion of an occasion in and around the sporting world: reportage, features, chronicles and interviews can fit in this category.

Technical Requirements
Submissions require a title and a description. There is no word limit for submissions as long as they are articles. Book chapters, book prologues and book excerpts are not allowed and will not be taken into consideration. If the submission has a link, please make sure that the link is fully accessible (ie not behind a paywall), otherwise please provide a full PDF of the article. Proof of publication for online articles could be a link with the date visible. For print articles, a PDF of the newspaper/magazine is needed, or a link with the article, if it was also published online, with the date visible. Articles can be submitted regardless of the language, however, translation into English is welcome, in a separate PDF. If two or more journalists worked on the story, it should be clearly specified in the description. Failure to inform this could result in disqualification. close


 

 

Audio

5. Audio

A submission that is either a radio report, podcast, piece of commentary or other audio submission that is not only compelling but also displays some technical innovation and quality research.

Technical Requirements
Please make sure to specify your specific role in the audio (ie, producer, anchor). All audios should be uploaded into the platform of AIPS Sport Media Awards in a valid audio format. Links sent via WeTransfer or similar platforms will be disregarded. If audios can be found online, please provide a full accessible link (ie. not behind a paywall). Only entries aired between September 18, 2018, and October 7, 2019 will be accepted. In the event of qualifying for the final, a full transcript of the audio could be asked to the entrant. close


 

 

Video

The video categories are dedicated to those who, on traditional or new media platforms, harness the moving image in sport, from the cameraman to the video web caster, to the producer or production team represented by one individual covering a sport event.

6. Athlete profile

A video that portrays a captivating, in-depth image of an athlete or a prominent and relevant sport figure.


7. Documentary

A video that tells a compelling and revealing story about any aspect of the sport world, showing qualitative research and editorial input combined with quality filmmaking.


8. Short feature

A video no longer than 10 minutes in length on any sporting subject with strong storytelling, innovative filming and journalistic relevance.

Technical Requirements
Please make sure to specify your specific role in the video (ie, director, producer, anchor). Also, please clarify if you have acquired footage or if it is all original and shot by your crew. All videos should be uploaded into the platform of AIPS Sport Media Awards in a valid video format. Links sent via WeTransfer or similar platforms will be disregarded. If videos can be found online, please provide a full accessible link (ie. not behind a paywall). If the documentary is part of a docu-series, please choose one episode to represent your submission. Minimum duration for Athlete profile and Documentary: 11 minutes. close


 

 

YOUNG REPORTER UNDER 30

The newly created Young Reporter category is open to professionals that are under 30 (born on or after January 1, 1990). AIPS has invested in the future of sport journalism by creating the respected AIPS Young Reporters Programmes, that set a high quality reporting standard for UEFA, FIFA, FINA and IAAF events since 2011. To give an Award to the younger generations is another step in the same direction and underlines AIPS efforts to offer a better future in this profession. Each of the winners will receive a career-boost opportunity: a scholarship in a major international sports event.

9. Best Young Reporter in Photography.


10. Best Young Reporter in Writing.


11. Best Young Reporter in Broadcasting (Audio and Video).

Technical Requirements
All participants must be born on or after January 1, 1990. It is not possible to make two different submissions in the Young Reporter category. Each category allows to submit one file only (one picture for Photography, one article for Writing, one video or audio file for Broadcasting). “Young Reporter” categories do not include second and third place: the three subcategories will have a direct winner. Out of the two submissions per person, only one can be used for Young Reporter category, but it is still possible to compete in one of the other main categories. close


 


SPECIAL AWARDS CATEGORIES

Not open to submissions, these awards recognise achievement in the following fields:


 

A LIFE IN SPORT

A lifetime recognition award for a media professional who has demonstrated passion and excellence in the field of sport journalism. The winner could be a well-known TV commentator, a gifted producer or an accomplished and influential newspaper columnist.



 

 

Investigative reporting

Dedicated to an investigative treatment, on traditional or new media platforms, that identifies and explains and/or reveals sport related topics or issues judged to be of public interest.