AIPS Sport Media Awards 2021 category presentation: Video Athlete Profile
June 23, 2021 – The video categories of the AIPS Sport Media Awards
appreciates the compelling use of moving images to adequately
communicate the theme(s) of sports stories.
sport journalists involved in video production – cameraman, producer,
director, etc. - are invited to take part in the fourth edition of the
Awards which will run until October 4, 2021. The AIPS Sport Media Awards
have been an incredible platform for the best sports storytellers from
all corners of the world. No language barriers.
The Video categories are: Athlete Profile, Documentary and Short Feature.
Athlete Profile, which is the focus of this article, an applicant is
expected to submit “a video longer than 10 minutes that portrays a
captivating, in-depth image of an athlete or a prominent and relevant
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
touching and inspiring story of “Piotr Van Montagu: an archer (not)
like the others” won this category in the last edition of the AIPS Sport
Media Awards. The Belgian Paralympic athlete, who has no arms and an
atrophied leg, uses his feet and mouth to practice archery. The victim
of thalidomide was abandoned at birth and placed in an orphanage before
being adopted by a Belgian mother who always pushed him to fend for
himself. He now lives alone and does almost everything by himself as can
be seen in the 11-minute video which clearly shows the strong will of
an extraordinary athlete.