AIPS Sport Media Awards 2021 category presentation: Writing Best Colour Piece
June 14, 2021 - The Writing category of the AIPS Sport Media Awards
entails the brilliant use of the written word to convey comprehensive
information about the performances, personalities, politics and other
elements that shape the world of sports - from on-the-field action to
All sports writers are invited to take part in the fourth edition of the Awards, which will run until October 4, 2021.
Without language barriers the AIPS Sport Media Awards have been an
incredible platform for the best sports storytellers from all corners of
The Writing categories are: Best Colour Piece and Best Column
Best Colour Piece, which is the focus of this article, an applicant is
expected to submit “an article that captures the emotion of an occasion
in and around the sporting world, and that shows preparation,
creativity, outstanding reporting and a flair for storytelling”.
is free and each person can enter a maximum of two submissions
published between November 10, 2020 and October 4, 2021, in any
language, for a chance to win 8,000 US Dollars for the first place,
3,000 US Dollars for the second place and 2,000 US Dollars for the third
Click here for ten steps to join.
Norwegian Bernt Jakob Oksnes’ “Mom is Dying”
topped this category in the 2020 edition of the Awards. The poignant
life story and thrilling piece of narrative journalism is about one of
skiing's dark, unknown dramas: Why did the ski coach and mother of
three, Toril Stokkebø (48), die of aggressive cancer? The doctors
suggested that the cancer was due to her 15 years of ski waxing for
hundreds of children. “Mom is Dying” is the main story in a series about
the health risks linked to fluorinated ski wax, which led to a
sensational decision by the International Ski Federation to ban fluorine
in all global ski competitions.