Shortlist announcement for Young Reporter categories

  • March 29, 2023

LAUSANNE, March 29, 2023 - The AIPS Sport Media Awards are pleased to announce the shortlist for the Young Reporters category - Broadcasting, Photography and Writing.

The shortlist represents the second judging stage and is based on the preferences of the AIPS Executive Committee members.

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Here are the selected works, in alphabetical order of country:

Morgan Hancock (Australia), Late summer sun - Warrnambool Standard

Tom Weller (Germany), Winners and losers - Tom Weller

Máté Ladjánszki (Hungary), Falling - Népszava

Mohammad Javad Abjoushak (Iran), Dragon strike - IRNA News Agency

Amirreza Ostovari (Iran), Passion for football life after Covid19 - Farsnews Agency, Khabarvazeshi Newspaper

Alireza Zeinali (Iran), Sweet fall -

Matteo Arnoul (Italy), Find the Puck - Eco del Chisone

Mattia Ozbot (Italy), The Scudetto - Mattia Ozbot/CiamilloCastoria

Giovanni Zenoni (Italy), Mirroring - Instagram

Sila Kiplagat (Kenya), Water splash - Nation Media Group

Joe Allison (New Zealand), Support in numbers - Getty Images

Mateo Villalba Sánchez (Spain), Golf Portfolio - Quality Sport Images/Golffile

Will Palmer (UK), Over the Top... - SWpix

Enzo Santos (Uruguay), At the feet of a giant - Peñarol

Ayman Alqadi (Yemen), Ball and sun – FaceSport

Philip Dirnbeck (Austria), Emotions of the Special Olympics - ORF

Thomas Rathgeb (Austria), Sports during the energy crisis: Can we afford this? - ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation)

Henrique Arcoverde (Brazil), The bricklayer's glove guy - Grupo Globo

Mariana Tolentino (Brazil), Citizenship and Sport: Teachers are examples of social inclusion and democracy - Sistema Sagres de Comunicação

Borislav Orlinov (Bulgaria), Evdokia Popadinova: Unbreakable - Max Sport

Victorine Kaaronda (Namibia), Never walk alone project- King Tee & Tim Ekandjo - Namibia Broadcasting Corporation

Soobin Shin (Republic of Korea), Batting on a Miracle - KBS

Thess Mostoles (Spain), Becoming a professional boxer with Amy Andrew - Women in Sport

Pierre Pillet (Switzerland), The Inland Glacier patrol - Léman Bleu

Halit Çiçekli (Turkey), Amputee Football World Cup Final Report - TRT

Benjamin Cure (USA), Benjamin Cure interviews Inter Miami CF Academy U-17 goalkeepers - Inter Miami CF

Benjamin Payne (USA), The business of ‘Banana Ball’: How the Savannah Bananas are changing baseball in Georgia and beyond - Georgia Public Broadcasting

Ari Saperstein (USA), Ukrainian gymnast Illia Kovtun & the photo seen around the world - Blind Landing

Joseph Lynch (Australia), Afghanistan women's national football team playing in exile: ‘The heart that is still beating’ - ESPN Australia

Ciaran O'mahony (Australia), The Aussie defying the odds to compete with “half a heart” at the Oceania Championships - Australian Taekwondo

Bianca Roberts (Australia), Felicite Rwemarika: The refugee who became a pioneer for women’s sport in Rwanda - Bianca Roberts Media

Martin Schauhuber (Austria), Ten heroes, five dead: How K2 was conquered in winter - Der Standard

Arafat Zubaear (Bangladesh), Are women's sports associations for women at all? - Dhaka Post

Camila Alves (Brazil), “Their lives were threatened by the Taliban”: the former captain who evacuated hundreds of athletes - Grupo Globo

Mostafa Hosny (Egypt), Sports agents: Priority for the commissions –

Emmanuel Ayamga (Ghana), Bombs, fear, iffy survival: The escape story of Ghanaian footballers in war-torn Ukraine - Pulse Ghana

Francesco Gottardi (Italy), Rowing in Venice, the pleasure of slowness - Il Foglio

Ghina Chahwan (Lebanon), Climbing: A Life Philosophy - LBCI Lebanon

Soulaimane Bakbach (Morocco), How Moroccan Paralympian Kassioui beat cerebral palsy and society - Aljazeera

Ernest Akorebirungi (Uganda), Playing rugby despite being deaf & unable to speak: The incredible story of Isaac Mubarak Mubiru - Kawowo Sports

Um-E-Aymen Babar (UK), What Zidane Iqbal and the rising tide of South Asian ballers means to me - BBC Sport

Sana Haq (UK), Meet the Black women pushing for equality in swimming - CNN

Jonathan Harding (UK), ‘I'll die with cancer and can't change it but I can change these people's lives’ - Racing Post

Diego Domínguez (Uruguay), The story of the novice doctor who saved Maradona from his first death in Punta del Este - El País Uruguay

Facundo Verdún (Uruguay), Between free throws and prisoners - La Diaria

Tommy Delaunay (USA), Kate Sanborn found belonging with the marathon – FloSports, MileSplit

Farai Shawn Matiashe (Zimbabwe), Zimbabwe’s girl footballers kick back against teen pregnancy - London Evening Standard

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT Following these shortlists, we will announce the top 10 and subsequently the finalists.

The final ceremony will take place in Seoul on May 9, 2023.

Stay tuned for the rest of the shortlists!


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