AIPS Sport Media Awards 2021 category presentation: Young Reporters
July 6, 2021 – Inspired by the renowned AIPS Young Reporters Programme,
which is an important investment in the future of sport journalism, the
Young Reporters category of the AIPS Sport Media Awards is reserved for
sports media professionals that are under 30 (born on or after January
Young Reporters category allows for only one submission in any of these
sub categories: Broadcasting (Audio and Video), Photography and
Each of the winners will receive a career-boosting opportunity: a scholarship to a major international sports event.
is free and U-30 reporters are also entitled to a maximum of two
submissions published between November 10, 2020 and October 4, 2021, in
any language – however, the second submission could be used in one of
the other main categories.
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With the investigative documentary “Karate Tai Sabaki, more than meets the eyes” by Clarisse Sih (Cameroon)
topped the Young Reporters Broadcasting category in the last edition of
the Awards. The comprehensive 28-minute piece uncovers a string of rape
and sexual harassment claims made by some ladies practicing karate in
Cameroon. It features interviews with some coaches and even the
president of the Cameroon Karate Federation, Emmanuel Wakam, who was one
of the accused. Two weeks after it first aired on July 23, 2020, the
country’s Minister of Sports and Physical Education suspended all
accused persons after a commission of inquiry sent in their findings.
Anna Szilágyi (Hungary)
earned first place in the Young Reporters Photography category of the
AIPS Sport Media Awards 2020 with a photo titled “European Champions”,
which captured the significant moment when Hungarian water polo players
Szilárd Jansik and Tamás Mezei pushed their coach, Tamás Märcz, into the
pool after winning the 2020 LEN Waterpolo European Championships in
The New York Times article: “Two Climbers. Best Friends. Only One
Ticket to the Olympics” claimed first place in the Young Reporters
Writing category of the AIPS Sport Media Awards 2020. The American
explored the theme of friendship in his award-winning article. The story
of two Slovene teen climbers, Mia Krampl and Lucka Rakovec, who were
faced with balancing friendship and competition through the cutthroat
Olympic qualification process.