Shortlist announcement for Young Reporters categories

  • March 27, 2024

LAUSANNE, March 27, 2024 - The AIPS Sport Media Awards are pleased to announce the shortlist for the Young Reporters categories: Photography, Broadcasting and Writing.

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

Find out more about the judging stages here.

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


Silvana Strieder
 (Austria), From the Front Line to the Arena: The Story of a World Champion - Kurier

Stanimira Atanasova (Bulgaria), The Other Champions: "A letter to you" - bTV Media Group

Bill Eshun (Ghana), The Jumping Phoenix: High Jumper overcoming boundaries in pursuit of immortality - TV3 Ghana

Mishael Quaynor (Ghana), Christian Atsu: The Childhood - Multimedia Group Limited

Clinton Yeboah (Ghana), Abandoned Nyinahin project: monumental disappointment to youth in sports in Ghana - Multimedia Ghana Limited

Victorine Kaaronda (Namibia), Psychologist involvement in sport is essential - Namibia Broadcasting Corporation

Abdoulaye Gueye (Senegal), L'insertion Des Joueurs au Sénégal- Exemple Du DUC - SoundCloud

Papa Mahmoud Gueye (Senegal), Football, the new Saudi soft power? - Brut Afrique

Cynthia Seda (Solomon Islands), First woman football commentator - SIBC

Alla Vas'kovs'ka (Ukraine), Football for the strong. Ukrainian soldiers with amputations play football - Pershyi Zakhidnyi


Florian Schroetter (Austria), Focus - Mag. Thomas Wondrak Unternehmensberatung

Vinicius Do Prado (Brazil), Two Sides of a Penalty - Agência DRAP

Tom Weller (Germany), Balance on balance beam - Instagram

Márton Koncz (Hungary), Serve - Nemzeti Sport

Máté Ladjánszki (Hungary), Finish line - Népszava

Anna Szilágyi (Hungary), Above the sky - EPA Images

Sajad Imanian (Iran), Iconic Defiance: Jenni Hermoso's Triumph - Getty Images

Matteo Arnoul (Italy), Olga Kharlan exultation - Spiegel Sport

Mattia Ozbot (Italy), Jumping Higher - World Athletics

Giovanni Zenoni (Italy), Clash - Instagram

Joe Allison (New Zealand), The Pride of the Haka - Getty Images

Samet Yalçın (Turkey), Breaking Moment - Ihlas News Agency

Timothy Akolamazima (Uganda), Oringa Serves - The Guardian

Akram Abdullah (Yemen), Passion & spirit in its finest form - Facebook

Mohammed Ahmed (Yemen), Flying player - Facebook


Salma Niazi (Afghanistan), Salma Niazi: A beacon of resilience and hope for Afghan Women - The Afghan Times

Saeedullah Safi (Afghanistan), The ongoing struggles faced by Afghan sportswomen under Taliban rule - The Afghan Times

Camila Alves (Brazil), Pelé's hidden story: how the King changed a country's routine with just one training session - Grupo Globo

Carlos Vinicius Amorim Silva (Brazil), Na era da saúde mental, metade dos clubes do Brasileirão não tem psicólogos no time profissional - North Star Network (Trivela)

Pascal Gillen (Germany), „Du weinst alleine“: Kim Olafsson über den schmerzhaften Abschied vom Profifußball - Tageblatt

Emmanuel Ayamga (Ghana), Ghana's female footballers open up on mental health - Pulse Ghana

Panagiota Chalkia (Greece), Peanut Tuitele: Three points on abuse and alcohol with a timeout - Metromedia AE

Niharika Raina (India), De-bloat powder, home-cooked food at the centre of Rishabh Pant's nutrition powered recovery - IANS

Sruthi Ravindranath (India), Health hazards: why cricket is tougher for women in more ways than you might think - ESPNcricinfo

Francesco Gottardi (Italy), Football, where nobody could play before - Il Foglio

Jose Encarnacion (Puerto Rico), La otra recta final de los caballos en el Hipódromo Camarero - Centro de Periodismo Investigativo

Vladislav Netyaev (Russia), Faster, Higher, Grayer. Russia spends millions of rubles to buy elite housing for athletes. - Transparency International — Russia in Exile

Stefan Kosanović (Serbia), Sports psychologist Sasa Sredanovic falsely presents herself to the public - Seecheck

Jack Bantock (UK), For nearly 50 years, only Black men caddied The Masters. One day, they all but vanished - CNN

Chloe Merrell (UK), Uganda’s Mary Cholhok: ‘Netball transformed my life into something amazing’ - The Guardian


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