LAUSANNE, September 6, 2021
–The Covid effect still affects the world and therefore also sport. The
work of sport journalists this year has been difficult again and, given
that we have received many requests in this sense, the Organizing
Committee of the AIPS Sport Media Awards has decided to extend the submissions by one month, until November 4th 2021.
conclusion, all submissions first published or broadcast since November
10, 2020, until November 4, 2021 will be accepted for this fourth
edition of the AIPS Sport Media Awards.
opening the submission period for the fourth edition, in May, the AIPS
Sport Media Awards have already received works from 73 countries coming
from the five continents, more than in the previous three editions at
this same stage.
we have explained at the beginning many colleagues contacted AIPS
asking for an extension, given the difficulties they are still facing, a
situation that AIPS has been actively monitoring and reporting in its
many countries, sport activity has returned to almost normal, but
journalists are still facing several restrictions and limited posts. We
are following this closely and we want to show a gesture to our
colleagues. We cannot leave them alone,” said AIPS president Gianni
first two editions of the AIPS Sport Media Awards accepted submissions
until early October, and had their ceremony in late January or early
February. Colleagues had the chance of submitting during 6 months, with a
participation window of 12 months.
last year’s extension due to the coronavirus pandemic, the submitting
period of the fourth edition was going to be the shortest since the
creation of the Awards, with 5 months for submitting and 10 months and 3
weeks for publication. This extension was important to guarantee the
proper reflection of a full year of work, and at the same time also sets
the calendar for the future editions, from November to November.
all submissions are received and screened, the five voting stages will
take place in December, January and February, with 41 professionals
involved (a panel of 6 specialists, 24 Executive Committee members and
12 members of the Jury).
Ceremony will take place in March-April, in a venue still to be confirmed, following the evolution of the pandemic.
usual, all entrants that have already submitted will also have the
opportunity to change their submissions until the final deadline.
AIPS Sport Media Awards 2020 new key date:
November 4, 2021: Deadline for submissions, 18:00 Central European Time.