The ceremony will take place on January 21st, at the Beau-Rivage Palace Hotel, in Lausanne, Switzerland.
LAUSANNE, January 10, 2019 – The first edition of the AIPS Sport Media Awards is coming to a glorious end as finalists get ready to travel to Lausanne, Switzerland, where the AIPS Sport Media Awards gala will take place on January 21, at the stunning Beau-Rivage Palace Hotel, with live TV coverage.
The Awards had a massive global repercussion, with 1273 submissions coming from journalists of 119 different nations. It is to all of them that we need to thank and to congratulate, for their inspirational work and participation.
After being reviewed and voted by AIPS Executive Committee and the 12 members of the Jury, candidates for each category were subsequently narrowed to 20, 10 and finally three.
The winners will receive a trophy and US$ 8,000. Second-placed will receive US$ 3,000 and third-placed, US$ 2,000.
The #SportMediaExcellence tour is just starting. As we celebrate the names of the those that made the final, we also encourage you to get ready for the next edition of the AIPS Sport Media Awards!
These are the finalists:
PHOTOGRAPHY – SPORT ACTION
ALEXEY FILIPPOV, Fourcade, Sputnik (Russia)
NORBERT SCHMIDT, Mud Fight, Norbert Schmidt Sports Photo (Germany)
VINCENT RIEMERSMA, Skating Shadows, PZC (Netherlands)
PHOTOGRAPHY – PORTFOLIO
ADAM PRETTY, Budapest World Swimming Championships, Getty Images (Germany)
PATRICK B. KRAEMER, Aquatics, Magicpbk/EPA/Keystone (Switzerland)
XU LIU (刘 续), Young gymnasts, Xinhua news agency (China)
WRITING – BEST COLUMN
DUMITRU GRAUR, Tears of an old commentator, Sport in Romania (Romania)
IGOR RABINER, The Athletes or the Slaves? Rabiner Against of Boycotting Olympics, Sport-Express (Russia)
OLIVER BROWN, Gymnast Biles’ abuse scandal is lesson unlearned, The Daily Telegraph (United Kingdom)
WRITING – BEST COLOUR PIECE
ANTJE WINDMANN, Der Mensch im Trikot, DER SPIEGEL (Germany)
CHRISTOF GERTSCH, MIKAEL KROGERUS, 9.79 / Der gefallene Star (The fallen star), Das Magazin/Tamedia (Switzerland)
JOSÉ IGNACIO PÉREZ HERNÁNDEZ, “Yo jugué al fútbol en Auschwitz” (“I played football in Auschwitz”), MARCA (Spain)
VIDEO – DOCUMENTARY
DAN GOLDBERG, The Haka, Mint Pictures (Australia)
EMANUELA AUDISIO, 1968 – Sport & Revolution, 3D Produzioni (Italy)
HE ZHU, The Football Roadmap, CCTV and Beijing SDT Media Co., Ltd (China)
VIDEO – ATHLETE PROFILE
ANTHONY AUDUREAU, Ousmane et la lutte enchantée (Ousmane, Sandguine wrestler), Demain Dakar (France)
EMANUELA AUDISIO, Pelé’s last show, 3D Produzioni (Italy)
GREGG GROGGEL / PETER BERG, The People’s Fighters: Teofilo Stevenson and the Legend of Cuban Boxing, Olympic Channel (Spain)