Reminder: Last 20 days for submitting your work to the AIPS Sport Media Awards 2021
October 14, 2021 - With more than 100 countries already represented,
the AIPS Sport Media Awards enter the last three weeks of participation
for the 2021 edition. The submission period closes on November 4, 6:00
PM Central European Time.
Participation is free for all sport
media professionals, from photography to broadcasting and writing in all
its forms. Each of the eight existing categories guarantees a top prize
of US$ 8,000, 2nd prize of 3,000 and 3rd prize of 2,000.
Traditional and new media. Each
individual can send up to two works across all categories, if published
or broadcast since November 10, 2020. Traditional and new media are
both accepted, meaning from film, photo agencies and print publications
to podcasts, social media and blogs.
Under 30. As an
entry-level, there’s also the Young Reporters Under 30 category, which
allows winners to cover a top international event with an AIPS
scholarship. Those born in or after 1992 can allocate one of their two
submissions to compete in this optional category.
Continental rankings. To
reach the final of the AIPS Sport Media Awards, works are subject to
five voting stages performed by 40 top professionals representing the
best of the sports media industry in 36 countries. The highest-ranked
works are also split by continent, in order to enhance, promote and
celebrate quality journalism on a regional level.
Languages? All! While
English is the official language of the Awards, all languages are
accepted. In the event of receiving a submission in a foreign language,
we guarantee that it will be judged by a mother tongue and translated
into English if it reaches the final stages. You can supply an optional
English translation, too.
Categories. The 8 senior
categories are divided into Writing (Best Column; Best Colour Piece),
Photography (Action Photo; Portfolio), Video (Short Feature, Athlete
Profile, Documentary) and Audio (for all types of audio reports,
podcasts, radio). In addition, there is a Young Reporters Under 30
category, optional for those born after January 1, 1992, and split into
Photography, Writing and Broadcasting (Audio & Video).
The only global award for sports journalism. In
the first three editions, the AIPS Sport Media Awards have shown
incredible diversity, having received works from more than 100 countries
One website does it all. In order to submit, first, you need to sign up at www.aipsawards.com and,
once you’ve created your own profile, you can click on ‘add
submission’, select category and sub-category, upload your work (links
or files), add media name, proof of publication, and then submit. Works
cannot be submitted by email or social media.
Italy 2022 gala. The
podium ceremony of the AIPS Sport Media Awards 2021 will take place in
March 2022 in Italy, date and venue to be confirmed depending on the
evolution of the pandemic. The first ceremony was held in Lausanne,
Switzerland, in 2019. The second edition had its ceremony in Budapest,
Hungary, in 2020. The third gala was a virtual ceremony from the
medieval castle of Vigevano, Italy, in 2021.
A quick recap, then. The
AIPS Sport Media Awards are accepting all works in any language first
published in or after November 10, 2020, until November 4, 2021. The
final deadline for submitting is November 4, 2021, at 18:00 Central
European Time. All media professionals are invited to participate in any
of the 8 senior categories, or the 3 sub-categories for Young Reporters
under 30, regardless of the working status. After each of the five
voting stages, AIPS will publish the names of the journalists that have
subsequently advanced to the next round, from longlists to shortlists,
then Top 10, Top 3 and the Final Podium, which guarantees prizes from
US$ 2,000 to US$ 8,000 depending on the final position. After the
ceremony, in March 2022, we will also publish the continental rankings
for each category.
Have you submitted? Don’t miss out!