November 5, 2021 - In the final day before deadline, the fourth edition
of the AIPS Sport Media Awards showed a massive interest from all over
the world, and the website peaked with submissions as the countdown
approached the final hour.
total, more than 1700 works were received, with journalists
representing at least 133 nationalities who will be competing across the
8 senior categories (each of them with a top prize of 8,000 USD) and
the optional Young Reporter category for the under 30s (with an AIPS
scholarship as prize).
we see some familiar names that have participated in every edition, we
are also happy to see that the interest in the only global prize for
sports journalism is growing, and new countries are represented for the
NEXT - Now, every entry will be subject of a reviewing process to check
that all the material is correct. All works must have been published
between 10 November 2020 and 4 November 2021.
they get the green light, the judging begins. In total, there are five
voting stages conducted by 40 professionals from 35 nations in order to
reach the podium, in a ceremony scheduled for mid March 2022 in Italy,
location and conditions depending on the evolution of the pandemic.
first stage corresponds to a panel of specialists and mentors, that
will narrow the works into a longlist per category. The members of the
Executive Committee will make a first vote as they will select a
members of the Jury then will vote for the Top 10 nominees, Top 3
finalists and, the day before the ceremony, the winners. These voting
stages will be conducted in January and February 2022.
& RANKINGS - On top of the final podium, the AIPS Sport Media
Awards will also publish the continental rankings, to celebrate the most
voted works per category and per continent, and to offer recognition to
participants on a local and regional level. Special certificates will
also be issued, as proposed by the Jury.
road to Sport Media Excellence now begins. Stay tuned and follow us on
our social media channels, newsletters and websites, as we will start to
unveil the best works of the world of sports journalism. And with 133
countries involved, when we say the world, we really mean it.