REMINDER - Only three days left to submit for 2022 edition

  • November 01, 2022

Dear colleague,

The submission period for the AIPS Sport Media Awards, the highest international award in sports journalism, will close on November 4.

In total, the AIPS Awards have received journalistic applications from more than 4000 journalists, photographers and video makers since their creation in 2018.  

Organised by the International Sport Press Association (AIPS), The Awards accept journalistic pieces in different formats, published or broadcast in traditional sports media and also in new digital channels - from photography to written journalism and broadcasting audio and video.

Dates. The AIPS Sport Media Awards will only consider works that have been broadcast or published for the first time between November 5, 2021 and November 4, 2022.  

To register, all you have to do is register and then submit two entries in PDF, JPG, MP3, MPG or similar format.

Languages. Journalists can participate directly with their work in any language. Editors can also make third-party applications as long as they represent the same media company and the authors are duly informed. Applications are free and AIPS membership is not required to participate.

The AIPS Sport Media Awards have managed to attract the attention of journalists of more than 100 countries since their launch in 2018. The first edition, in Lausanne in 2019, had the IOC President Thomas Bach as its main guest. In the second, in Budapest 2020, the president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, was present. The third edition was a virtual gala from the castle of Vigevano, Italy, given the restrictions due to the pandemic. The fourth one took place in Doha, Qatar, in June 2022. The next ceremony will now move to Seoul, South Korea, where the next AIPS Congress will take place in early May 2023.  

Prizes & categories. Those selected for the podium will receive an invitation to travel, a trophy on stage and a money prize ranging between $ 2,000 (third place), $ 3,000 (second place) and $ 8,000 (first place) in each of the eight main categories.

The categories are 1) Photography - Sports Action; 2) Photography - Portfolio; 3) Written Press - Best Color Note; 4) Written Press, Best Column. 5) Audio. 6) Video - Documentary of more than 10 minutes; 7) Video - Athlete Profile longer than 10 minutes; 8) Short Video of up to 10 minutes.

Jury. The selection process involves professionals from 36 countries belonging to the AIPS Panel of Experts, the AIPS Executive Committee and the AIPS Sport Media Awards Jury. The works are evaluated and must go through five stages to reach the final podium.

On top of the final rankings, the Awards also celebrates continental achievements for each category, published shortly after the ceremony. Special commendations for works aligned with AIPS cornerstone values were introduced last edition and will continue from now on in another way to celebrate our profession.

Young participation. The optional Young Reporters category was created for young people up to 30 years of age, who can optionally choose to participate and aspire to receive a scholarship to a world sporting event with expenses and accreditation covered by AIPS.

We look forward to your participation in this authentic festival of world sports journalism.

Martin Mazur 

Managing director AIPS Sport Media Awards



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