AIPS Sport Media Awards to be held in the magnificent Stables of Vigevano Castle
Castello Sforzesco di Vigevano, Pavia, Italy
March 15, 2021 – In just a week from today, the amazing journey of the
AIPS Sport Media Awards 2020 will culminate with a virtual ceremony to
be staged in one of the symbolic places of Italian
Renaissance, the magnificent Stables of Vigevano Castle, on Monday,
March 22, at 7:30 pm CET.
A cinematic aerial shot of the Piazza
Ducale will lead viewers to the unique stable-turned-stage for the
third edition of the prestigious international accolade, which attracted
a record 1871 submissions from all corners of the world between April
and November 2020 in the following categories: Photography (Sport
Action, Portfolio), Video (Athlete Profile, Documentary, Short Feature),
Writing (Best Colour Piece, Best Column), Audio, Young Reporters
(Broadcasting, Photography, Writing).
The Stables in Vigevano Castle. (Photo by Getty Images)
Secretary General Jura Ozmec and AIPS Executive Committee member Zsusza
Czisztu, who are well-known faces of national television in the Croatia
and Hungary respectively, will connect from studios in Zagreb and
Budapest as hosts of the ceremony, while AIPS president Gianni Merlo
will be the host in Vigevano, his hometown.
The event will be broadcast live on the AIPS Media website
www.aipsmedia.com - with simultaneous translation in four languages
(English, French, Spanish, Arabic), the AIPS Media Youtube channel,
the AIPS Media 1924 Facebook page and on Al Kass Sport Channels TV
eight senior categories in Photography (Action, Portfolio), Writing
(Best Column, Best Colour Piece), Audio and Video (Short Feature,
Athlete Profile, Documentary) offer a total sum of 104,000 US Dollars
(US$, 8,000 per winner, US$, 3,000 for the second-placed and US$ 2,000
for the third-placed).
Young Reporter Under 30 categories (Broadcasting, Photography and
Writing) will reward three journalists with a scholarship to an
international sporting event.
SPECIAL AWARDS Among
the novelties of this particular edition, special awards will be
presented to those who have been able to better interpret the
difficulties of sport during the pandemic across all the categories.
This is in addition to the special awards that recognise Investigative
Reporting and A Life in Sport. Born on March 19, 1920, Colombian sports
journalist Chelo De Castro, who is still active in sports journalism
till date, will be honoured with the A Life in Sport award.