AIPS Sport Media Awards 2021 category presentation: Audio

  • June 28, 2021

AIPS Media

LAUSANNE, June 28, 2021 – The Audio category of the AIPS Sport Media Awards is dedicated to professional sports journalists who convey the magic of sports with spoken words and sounds and are able to put people on the edge of their seats without moving images.


Radio presenters, producers, commentators and podcasters 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.


For Audio, an applicant is expected to submit “a radio report, podcast, piece of commentary or other audio submission that is not only compelling but also displays some technical innovation and quality research”.


Participation 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 place.


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The Ticket - Black Lives Matter and Athletes' Right to Protest” by Tracey Holmes (Australia) claimed the top prize at the AIPS Sport Media Awards 2020. Against the backdrop of massive protests for social justice across the US, Holmes focuses on how sports bodies are pressured into embracing activism while the International Olympic Committee (IOC) continues to insist on its anti-protest rule. In the podcast, IOC vice president, Anita De Frantz explains why she was one of those who took to the streets in a show of force for the Black Lives Matter campaign amid rising Covid-19 cases in the USA, her friendship with Tommie Smith and John Carlos who are remembered for their Black Power Salute at the 1968 Mexico City Games, and why she supports protests being banned under the Olympic Charter's Rule 50. The programme also features IOC President Thomas Bach and the CEO of the Commonwealth Games Federation that has given approval for athletes to 'take a knee' should they wish on the Commonwealth Games podium. The Ticket is a weekly on-air programme and international podcast that dives into the issues of sport, the shades of grey and complexities of running sport, and the impact governing bodies decisions have on athletes and other stakeholders.


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