AIPS to launch new global Sport Media Awards in PyeongChang
PYEONGCHANG, February 18, 2018 – At the
PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, AIPS will launch a new international
platform for the celebration of sport storytellers and development of sport
The AIPS Sports Media Awards will mark a
new chapter in the recognition of the professionals who work tirelessly to make
sport a global language, through its coverage, analysis and capture of key
moments, images and characters.
The Awards will be open to print and web
journalists, radio and television reporters, photographers and videographers
and will be judged by an international jury of esteemed journalists and experts
across various fields.
The AIPS Sport Media Awards will be open to
all professional journalists, both directly employed and freelancers, with applications
open to AIPS cardholders as well as those who are not members of the
association. At their core the Awards represent the international face of
sports journalism, with entries across all categories welcome in any languages.
The AIPS Sport Media Awards website will be
open for submissions in March 2018, for all entries published between July 1, 2017
and September 17, 2018.
The event will be annual and the first
edition of the Awards ceremony will be organized in January 2019, in the Olympic
capital of Lausanne, Switzerland.
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 sports
journalism, and purposefully protect and safeguard the integrity of the
The AIPS Sport Media Awards look to recognise
and reward quality, innovation and originality across eight categories:
Action: An image that depicts a
moment of excellence or athletic skill from a particular sporting event.
2) Portfolio: A portfolio of at least three but no more
than five sports photos made in the past year. These photos may be from the
same sport or same event, or they may be from different events and different
Column: A piece that best demonstrates relevance, knowledge and authority
in the field of sport writing.
Colour Piece: Writing that best captures the emotion and sense of occasion
in and around the sporting world
5) The audio category recognises excellence
in sports journalism produced in audio formats - the special skills required to
present content for radio, TV, digital broadcast, including podcasts and
The video categories are dedicated to those
who, on traditional or new media platforms, harness the moving image in sport,
from the cameraman to the video web caster, to the producer or production team
represented by one individual covering a sport event.
profile: A video that portrays a captivating, in-depth image of an athlete.
A video that tells a compelling and revealing story about any aspect of the
8) This category will be judged on an
individual’s capacity to engage, sustain and grow a web-based community around
discussion of sport and exchange of opinions. One blog entry should be chosen
as a submission that best represents the journalistic weblog as a whole.
Two Special Awards will recognize those who
have made a significant impact on the world of sports media in the following fields:
Life in Sport
A lifetime recognition award for a media
professional who has demonstrated passion and excellence in the field of sport
Dedicated to an investigative treatment, on
traditional or new media platforms, that identifies and explains and/or reveals
sport related topics or issues judged to be of public interest.
These two categories will not be open to
A maximum of 2 separate submissions per
entrant are allowed across all categories of the awards, with all submission
rules and details to be made public on the AIPS Sport Media Awards Website in March