The International Sports Press Association (AIPS) invites applications for the 2020 AIPS Sport Media Awards with the event holding in 2021.

The AIPS Sport Media Awards are the highest international accolade in the sport media industry. The Awards, currently in their third edition, offer recognition to the very best sport storytellers across all media platforms, from photography to video, from print to digital, from podcasts to sports blogs.

Based on the premise that sport is a valuable tool for education and culture, and with a network of 160 countries, AIPS, as the internationally-recognised body for sports journalism, looks to celebrate those professionals who continue to produce the best, most creative content worldwide.

AIPS Sport Media Awards are a celebration of sports media excellence, representing a new, inspiring horizon for sports journalists across the globe. The first edition of the Awards ceremony was held in Lausanne in January 2019. The second edition was in Budapest in February 2020. The third edition will be held at the beginning of 2021.

Worth of Award

  • Each eligible award consists of an original trophy and prize money of USD 8.000 for the winner; second placed will receive USD 3.000 and third placed USD 2.000 in the Photography (“Sport Action” and “Portfolio”), Writing (“Best Column” and “Best Colour Piece”), “Audio” and Video (“Athlete Profile”, “Documentary” and “Short feature”) categories.
  • Winners of each of the “Young Reporters” categories (Photography, Writing and Broadcasting) will receive a career-boost opportunity: a scholarship in a major international sports event.
  • “Special Awards” are not open to submissions. Winners will be awarded with a trophy, without prize money.

Eligibility

  • The AIPS Sport Media Awards 2020 are open to professional journalists, whether directly employed or freelancers.
  • Applications may come from AIPS cardholders as well as those who are not members of the association but must come from one of the countries represented by the 160 member national associations.
  • All entrants must be persons who were at least 18 years of age on October 8, 2019.

How to Apply

  • The AIPS Sport Media Awards will be open to professional journalists, whether directly employed or freelancers.
  • Applications may come from AIPS cardholders as well as those who are not members of the association but must come from one of the countries represented by the 160 member national associations.
  • Only entries published between October 8, 2019, and November 9, 2020 will be accepted. Entries can be made in any language.
  • English translation (for written and audio submissions) and English subtitles (for videos) is welcome as additional material with submissions and could also be required in the future.
  • Supporting documents and proof of publication are also to be submitted only via the website.
  • A maximum of 2 separate submissions per entrant are allowed across all categories of the awards.

Deadline: Submissions can be made only via the Awards website before November 9, 2020, 18:00 Central European Time.

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