Awards The AIPS Sport Media Awards are the highest international accolade in the sport media industry. The Awards, currently in their first 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 everywhere. The first edition of the Awards ceremony will be held in Lausanne in January 2019. AIPS will partner with QSPC, the Qatar Sports Press Committee, for the AIPS Sport Media Awards. QSPC is offering broad support to AIPS as part of a shared drive to invest in culture and sport journalism, and purposefully protect and safeguard the integrity of the profession.

AIPS The International Sports Press Association (AIPS) is the peak professional body representing the international sports media, with more than 9,000 members worldwide, from leading international daily newspapers, websites, periodicals and radio and television channels across five continents.

AIPS was established in Paris, in 1924, as L'Association Internationale de la Presse Sportive, on the eve of the Olympic Games. The AIPS headquarters are based in the Olympic capital Lausanne, Switzerland.

The first Congress was held on July 2nd, 1924, with 29 nations present.

AIPS is recognised by the International Olympic Committee and the main Federations of each sport and country.

The aim of AIPS is to enhance the cooperation between its member associations in defending the independence and the professional interest of members, to strengthen the friendship, solidarity and common interests between sports journalists of all nations and to assure the best possible working conditions for members.

AIPS is an independent organisation, financed through membership fees and the contributions of international bodies and Federations worldwide.