AIPS Sport Media Awards: Young Reporter Top 15

  • December 20, 2019

LAUSANNE, December 20, - The AIPS Sport Media Awards presents the "Young Reporter" categories this year. It represents a further effort to boost the careers of young journalists from all over the world. AIPS, which since over a decade has been organising several Young Reporters Programmes worldwide, received nearly 200 professionals under 30 this year, in confirmation of its good reputation within young generations.

"Young Reporter" presents three divided categories: Broadcasting, Photography and Writing. Unlike the senior categories, each of the Young Reporter categories will have a direct winner, who will benefit from a scholarship to cover a major sporting event.

Here is the list of the TOP 15 young reporters under 30 for each category. In case of ties after the two voting sessions, the jury decided to keep alll the pieces of works in the competition.


Debola Adebanjo (Nigeria), Nigerian footballers: living in fear of kidnappers - TV
Hamza Ait Messaoud (Morocco), Sports management - Football clubs in Morocco: a reality of three degrees - Athletics Management
Janine Anthony (Nigeria), What is wrong with having female commentators? - BBC Africa TV Sport
Stipe Antonijević (Croatia), The story of Wembley - NOVA TV
Ivan Boyanov (Bulgaria), The king below zero degrees - BTV
Yueze Chen (China), “Ye Sha” basketball team at 2019 Basketball World Cup with five new lives - Tencent Sports
Florina Ivanova (Bulgaria), Mission "Golden Girl" - BTV Media Group
Kelvin Kimaili (Kenya), Baseball in Kenya - Citizen TV
Sid Kohli (India), Reporter - BBC Sportsday, and Presenter - Star Sport - BBC Sportsday
Jianli Li (China), The reason why you play football - Tencents Sports
Terrisa Mark (USA), Life of Ato Boldon - TTT Limited
Komi Agbeko Nicolas Louyah (Togo), The urban race, the motorsport engine in Togo - Stad'afric
Benjamin Payne (USA), NFL returns to site of first game - National Public Radio
Tazeen Qureshy (India), Hockey World Cup 2018: The unsung heroes - Sportstar
Daniel Sebakijje (Uganda), Driven by passsion - NBS Television
Richard Szentes (Hungary), Ocean's Seven: The Hell of the North - Media Vivantis Zrt.
Jasper Taylor (United Kingdom), Anchor - Sky Sports News
Sharif Uddin (Bangladesh), Attorokkha shekhai hadudu - Borendro Radio
Haoyu Wang, Zewei Zhang (China), Cool sports - Blooming silent: towards international Deaf Day - Xinhua                        


Mohammad Javad Abjoushak (Iran), Stadium in the smoke - Irna
King Akuffo Afriyie (Ghana), Air dive, mud up - SikaFotos
Wang Chien Hsin (Chinese Taipei), Crazy for Ichiro - Capture@
Walter Manuel Cortina (Argentina), River Plate Vs Boca Juniors Superliga 2019 - FourFourTwo
Kai Dambach (USA), Dominik Kohr keeps it going - Deutsche Welle
Franco Fernandez (Argentina), "Waving flag" - IOC Young Reporters
Andrej Galica (Slovakia), On the bench - Slovak olympic and sports committee
Morgan Hancock (Australia), A year of sport down under - The Standard and ActionPlus
Ricardo Hernández (Spain), Just fly -
Jan Homolka (Czech Republic), Water is my favourite element - Instagram
Mohamad Amirul Mohd Adnan Ali (Malaysia), Wave splash - Genk Kosmo!
Movahed Tarimoradi Motlagh (Iran), The magic of football in Iran-Pakistan border - 90tv
Mattia Ozbot (Italy), Lights and shadows - Mattia Ozbot Photography
Christel Saneh (Lebanon), Fierce competition - Track and Field Society
Lukas Schulze (Germany), Golden celebration - The Sun
Nyein Su Wai Kyaw Soe (Myanmar), The youth Olympics Games, Buenos Aries 2018 - SOPA Images
Alex Whitehead (United Kingdom), Road Cycling World Championships, Innsbruck - SWpix


Anne Armbrecht (Germany), See, it won't work! - Süddeutsche Zeitung
Fiifi Anaman (Ghana), The blood and toil of our fathers: The making of an African football powerhouse - Medium
Anthony Audureau (France), I beg this is not the only match I can watch in a stadium -
Solace Chukwu (Nigeria), Goal, African football has a 'victim' problem - TheSuperSub
Sam Dean (United Kingdom), Complex and controversial: In search of the real Ozil - The Daily Telegraph
Andrea Hernández Gutiérrez (Chile), Yasmani Acosta: a life for struggle - Faro Deportivo
Mažvydas Laurinaitis (Lithuania), Famous Lithuanian trainer accused of sexual harassment -
Ben Morse (United Kingdom), The world's first LGBT Cricket Club, graces, finding acceptance in 'Gentleman's Game' - CNN International
George Ramsay (United Kingdom), Unable to speak after fracturing his larynx, Cornell du Preez feels 'blessed' to play again - CNN      
Christopher Reive Nzme (New Zealand), From outcast to idol: the day a kiwi superstar was born - New Zealand Herald
Clarisse Sih (Cameroon), Professional pride of a sweeper with a difference, Cameroon Radio Television - CRTV
Liu Sijie (China), Finding a compromise to become "Mbappé" - Tencent
Kobe Tong (United Kingdom), Annie Tagoe: the athlete who lost everything to injuries, skin bleaching and depression - Givemesport
Hanif Ullah (Pakistan), Dream of an employed child who wants to become a cricket star -
Melissa Velvel Fare (Vatican City), “Shoes are not the reason why we win”: Vanuatu woman wins half marathon in socks - Pacific Games News Service
Wufei Yu (China), Wrestling with past and present: Uzbek father and son cope with life’s takedowns - Outside Magazine


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