AIPS Sport Media Awards 2020: Top ranked submissions in Oceania

  • April 05, 2021

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LAUSANNE, April 5, 2021 - Following the immense success of the third edition of the AIPS Sport Media Awards, AIPS is honoured to share the official ranking of the top submissions from each continent across the different categories, as an acknowledgment of sports media worldwide.

The Awards submissions included an inspiring level of journalistic content from across five continents, culminating in a hybrid digital ceremony of storytelling excellence in Vigevano on March 22, 2021.

The third edition of the AIPS Awards received an outstanding total of 1871 submissions from 129 nations around the globe. In submitting their work for consideration for the nine categories, colleagues from across the globe engaged in a dialogue that is crucial in highlighting the importance of our profession and the need to invest in its culture and independence.

COVID SPECIAL MENTION As was the case during the awards ceremony on March 22, the best COVID-19-related submissions in each continent will be published this week, in recognition of the entries that interpret the difficulties of sport during the pandemic across all categories.

Read all about the winners of the AIPS Sport Media Awards 2020 here.

Below are the top submissions of the AIPS Sport Media Awards from OCEANIA.

*The list may contain more than 10 submissions because of ties after the vote.

1. Tracey Holmes (Australia), The Ticket - Black Lives Matter and athletes' right to protest - ABC
2. Neroli Meadows (Australia), Ordineroli speaking - Ordineroli Speaking
3. Aaron Kearney (Australia), Blood & water - BBC World Service

1. Adam Pretty (Australia), Climbings Olympic debut - Getty Images
2. Scott Barbour (New Zealand), The Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament - Australian Associated Press
3. Darrian Traynor (Australia), Colour and shape - Getty Images
4. Andy Cheung (Australia), Following Nadal - UK Tennis Magazine
5. Chris Symes (New Zealand), Chris Symes - Photosport
5. Sydney Low (Australia), Retirement of Danish tennis champion Caroline Wozniacki - RTL interactive GmbH
7. Morgan Hancock (Australia), Speedway down under - The Standard
8. Joe Allison (New Zealand), Portfolio - Getty Images, Photosport NZ

1. David Gray (Australia), Over reach - AFP
2. Raymond Giubilo (Australia), The dark threat - Il Tennis Italiano
3. Andy Cheung (Australia), Airborne - UK Tennis Magazine
3. Scott Barbour (New Zealand), The Melbourne Cup - Australian Associated Press
5. Mark Baker (New Zealand), Captain Kane - Associated Press
5. Paul Kane (Australia), Rafael Nadal – ATP Cup - Getty Images
6. Cameron Spencer (Australia), Warp speed - Getty Images
6. Mark Evans (Australia), Matildas celebration - Getty Images
9. Chris Symes (New Zealand), Professional tennis player smashes his racket - Photosport

1. Rafeq Mohammed (Australia), Rale Rasic life story - Mix mediaTV

1. Amanda Shalala (Australia), In her words: Lean & mean - ABC Sport

1. Chris Gillett (Australia), The mother and daughter rally champions - ABC
2. Amanda Shalala (Australia), In her words: Culture Clash - ABC Sport
3. Karl Kaldawi (Australia), Kangaroo Island's hero, David Hall -
4. Benjamin Furlong (Australia), Athletes to watch – Tokyo 2020 – Noah Lyles - Olympic Channel

1. Julian Linden and Jessica Halloran (Australia), Katia's story: On thin ice - News Corp Australia
2. Michael Burgess (New Zealand), Secrets of Success: The rise and rise of Kiwi Premier League hero - New Zealand Herald
3. Samantha Lewis (Australia), 45th anniversary of first Women's Asian Cup highlights Australia's forgotten football history - SBS - The World Game
3. Liana Buratti (Australia), Asif Sultani: From war-torn Afghanistan to the Olympic Refugee Team -

1. Samantha Lewis (Australia), W-League grand final offered an answer to football's existential question - The Guardian
2. Tracey Holmes (Australia), By delaying Tokyo Games, the International Olympic Committee finally admits it is not the main game - ABC
3. Michael Burgess (New Zealand), An open letter to Roger Federer - Don't stop believing...or playing - New Zealand Herald

1. Morgan Hancock (Australia), The pace of a world champion - NurPhoto
2. Joe Allison (New Zealand), Outstanding bicycle kick - Photosport NZ,, Football New Zealand

1. Nathan Williamson (Australia), Why it was not time to sack Raelene Castle - Sporting News Australia
2. Phillip Rollo (New Zealand), From Wellington to the world: Meet the Mexican football sensation schooled in New Zealand - Stuff


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