Top 10 announcement for Young Reporters category

  • April 11, 2023

LAUSANNE, April 11, 2023 - With less than one month left to celebrate world's sport media excellence, AIPS is proud to announce the names of the top ten journalists who competed in the Young Reporters Photography, Young Reporters Broadcasting and Young Reporters Writing categories of the Fifth edition of the AIPS Sport Media Awards. The chosen journalists passed a strict selection and will be on the roster of potential finalists, expecting the three names to be unveiled on April 18, 2023.

The list may contain more than 10 journalists because of ties in the voting.

The lists, published in alphabetical order by country, are now available:


Joe Allison (New Zealand), Support in numbers - Getty Images
Ayman Alqadi (Yemen), Ball and sun – FaceSport
Sila Kiplagat (Kenya), Water splash - Nation Media Group
Máté Ladjánszki (Hungary), Falling - Népszava
Mattia Ozbot (Italy), The Scudetto - Mattia Ozbot/CiamilloCastoria
Will Palmer (UK), Over the Top... - SWpix
Enzo Santos (Uruguay), At the feet of a giant - Peñarol
Tom Weller (Germany), Winners and losers - Tom Weller
Alireza Zeinali (Iran), Sweet fall -
Giovanni Zenoni (Italy), Mirroring - Instagram


Henrique Arcoverde (Brazil), The bricklayer's glove guy - Grupo Globo
Philip Dirnbeck (Austria), Emotions of the Special Olympics - ORF
Victorine Kaaronda (Namibia), Never walk alone project- King Tee & Tim Ekandjo - Namibia Broadcasting Corporation
Thess Mostoles (Spain), Becoming a professional boxer with Amy Andrew - Women in Sport
Borislav Orlinov (Bulgaria), Evdokia Popadinova: Unbreakable - Max Sport
Benjamin Payne (USA), The business of ‘Banana Ball’: How the Savannah Bananas are changing baseball in Georgia and beyond - Georgia Public Broadcasting
Pierre Pillet (Switzerland), The Inland Glacier patrol - Léman Bleu
Thomas Rathgeb (Austria), Sports during the energy crisis: Can we afford this? - ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation)
Ari Saperstein (USA), Ukrainian gymnast Illia Kovtun & the photo seen around the world - Blind Landing
Mariana Tolentino (Brazil), Citizenship and Sport: Teachers are examples of social inclusion and democracy - Sistema Sagres de Comunicação


Camila Alves (Brazil), “Their lives were threatened by the Taliban”: the former captain who evacuated hundreds of athletes - Grupo Globo
Emmanuel Ayamga (Ghana), Bombs, fear, iffy survival: The escape story of Ghanaian footballers in war-torn Ukraine - Pulse Ghana
Diego Domínguez (Uruguay), The story of the novice doctor who saved Maradona from his first death in Punta del Este - El País Uruguay
Francesco Gottardi (Italy), Rowing in Venice, the pleasure of slowness - Il Foglio
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
Joseph Lynch (Australia), Afghanistan women's national football team playing in exile: ‘The heart that is still beating’ - ESPN Australia
Farai Shawn Matiashe (Zimbabwe), Zimbabwe’s girl footballers kick back against teen pregnancy - London Evening Standard
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

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT Following this Top 10, we will announce the finalists.

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


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