Last month to submit your work for the AIPS Sport Media Awards 2020
With sports activity bouncing back in the five
continents, but many journalists and photographers still trying to recover the
freedom of access they had before the pandemic, the race for the AIPS Sport
Media Awards enters its last month with dozens of new submissions coming every
The current circumstances might have changed
the way sports are covered, but they didn’t alter the search for
#SportMediaExcellence across all platforms.
There are still
30 days to submit your work participate in the third edition of the biggest
international prize for sports journalism, a free and
democratic opportunity for writers, reporters, photographers, sportscasters,
producers and video makers of the sports media industry, with 8 senior
categories plus 3 categories dedicated to the Under30s.
Submitting is very easy. You only need to
register in the website www.aipsawards.com and then add your two preferred submissions before November 9,
With more than 120 countries represented in
the first two editions, there is no other accolade that can match the feeling
of being selected among the world’s best sports storytellers. The Awards are a
celebration of those
professionals that produce the best and most creative content worldwide.
All works first published/broadcast since
October 8, 2019, until the deadline of November 9, 2020, are valid.
All languages are accepted.
Prizes are US$
8,000 per winner, US$ 3,000 and 2,000 for second and third placed in each of the 8 senior categories.
Diplomas are reserved for the top-ranked
(including the continental rankings) and certificates are handed to all
CULTURE AND QUALITY
Sport is a
valuable tool for education and culture and AIPS defends the importance of quality
reporting in all platforms.
This year, AIPS reinforced its educational
commitment by launching the first e-college, a free two-month course with top
guests and tailored lessons, and also organised seminars to address
discrimination, racism and unfair treatment in sports and media. All these
initiatives are part of the cultural package that started with the trademark
Young Reporters Programmes and was followed by the creation of the AIPS Sport
Media Awards in 2018 and the introduction of the Young Reporter Under 30
categories in 2019.
to rowing, from tennis to cycling, every sport is represented and entrants have equal chances of winning, regardless of their
work status, their age, their language and the media they represent.
All submissions are screened by native
speakers, part of the AIPS team and its national associations, and a panel of
specialists. The first selection is then subject to the first voting stage by
the AIPS Executive Committee members, representing 24 different countries.
The shortlist is then passed to the Jury,
presided by AIPS president Gianni Merlo and showcasing 11 respected
professionals from the five continents. The second voting stage takes place and
the finalists are chosen. A final voting stage takes place the day before the
In the first gala, in Lausanne 2019, IOC
president Thomas Bach gave the opening speech. The second gala, in Budapest
2020, started with FIFA president Gianni Infantino on stage.
The Awards were broadcast live on TV and
received plenty of coverage around the world.
All nominees, but also the ones that were
selected in the continental rankings, agree that being distinguished among the
world’s best is a career-changing opportunity.
If you’d like to check the past winners,
please click here for the Lausanne ceremony and here for the Budapest ceremony
There are 8 main
Portfolio (3-5 pictures)
Feature (no longer than 10 minutes)
Documentary (starting from 10 minutes)
-Video Athlete Profile
(starting from 10 minutes)
Please check all the specifications and
YOUNG REPORTER UNDER 30 CATEGORIES
Those that were
born on or after 1 January 1991 can also choose to use one of their
submissions and participate in the new Young Reporter categories, divided as
-Best Young Reporter Under 30 for achievements in Writing
-Best Young Reporter Under 30 for achievements in Photography
-Best Young Reporter Under 30 for achievements in Broadcasting (Audio
Each of these
three categories will produce a direct winner. Each of the winners will earn an
AIPS scholarship at an international sports event.
-Submission is free and can be made in any language.
-Each individual can submit up to two works, if they were
published/broadcast between 8 October 2019 and 9
-Prizes are US$ 8,000 per winner, US$ 3,000 and 2,000 for second and
-Submission deadline is November 9, 18:00 Central
If you have any questions about how to submit,
please write to us in our social media channels or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org