AIPS Sport Media Awards 2021 longlist announcement

  • February 01, 2022

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LAUSANNE, February 1, 2022 – Following the conclusion of an intense first stage of judging, AIPS is ready to present the longlists for each category of the AIPS Sport Media Awards 2021.

Starting today from Photography (Sport Action), the remaining longlists will be published over the next days.

These categories are Photography (Portfolio), Writing (Best Colour Piece and Best Column), Video (Athlete Profile, Short Feature and Documentary), Audio, Young Reporters (Writing, Photography and Broadcasting).

The fourth edition of the prestigious Awards, which received 1732 submissions from 133 different countries, shows incredible creativity and diversity and sends across a powerful message of hope in the face of challenges, especially amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

FIVE VOTING STAGES The longlist represents the first stage of judging. Approximately 20 percent of the works qualify to this stage. Here is a reminder of the five judging stages:

After carefully reviewing all submissions; checking dates, links and files, the Awards judging process began in December, involving a panel of specialists, EC members and Jury members, whose average ratings result in the longlists.

The second voting stage, which is exclusively carried out by the EC members (representing 24 different nations), will narrow down the selected works into a shortlist of candidates.

The third and fourth voting stages are carried out by the Jury  --12 respected members from the sport media industry representing the five continents-- as they first select the top 10 and then the top 3.

Finally, one day before the ceremony, which will take place in Europe in May 2022 (date and location to be confirmed following the evolution of the pandemic), a final voting stage takes place and the results remain secret until the announcement.

Stay tuned for more information, as the road for sport media excellence is just beginning! And it will be an exciting journey.

To check the Longlist for Photography Sport Action, click here


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