AIPS Sport Media Awards: Photography Top 30

LAUSANNE, December 16, 2019 – The second edition of the AIPS Sport Media Awards received an outstanding total of 1746 submissions from 125 countries around the world. In submitting their work in the nine categories of the AIPS awards, our colleagues engaged in a dialogue of sporting excellence for the second year in a row. Such dialogue is crucial in highlighting the importance of sports media industry and the need to invest in its culture and independence.
On January 15th, 2020 the names of the three finalists of each category will be revealed on our website, while the AIPS Sport Media Awards Ceremony will open the AIPS 83rd Congress in Budapest on February 3, 2020.
AIPS is honored to announce the TOP 30submissions in the photographic categories – Sport Action and Portfolio – in alphabetical order. In case of ties after the two voting sessions, the jury decided to keep alll the pieces of works in the competition. Here the list:

Photography Sport Action


Oliver Ananda (Kenya), Gor Mahia Fc Defender Haron Shakava – Sportpicha
Domenic Aquilina (Malta), Messi! – Vesti-Online via European Press Photo Agency
Juan Arboleda (Colombia), You set the limits – AFP
Hajosi Miklos Attila (Hungary), Escape from the burning hell – Hajoka SportFoto
Melina Baez Serrano (Mexico), Kick and fly – Mundo Taekwondo
Dario Belingheri (Italy), Fan zone – BETTINIPHOTO
Alex Broadway (United Kingdom), Tour de Yorkshire – Boothferry Bridge – The Times
Ganbat Chuluunbaatar (Mongolia), Before a catch! – Mongolian Sports Press Union
Juergen Feichter (Austria), Star Wars – EXPA Pictures
Franck Fife (France), Dune – AFP
Wong Fok Loy (Malaysia), IWWF World Waterski Championships – EyePress Newswire
Barbara Gindl (Austria), Soft touch – Austria Presse Agentur
Andrey Golovanov (Russia), Complex element – Olympic Channel
Nina Jelenc (Slovenia), I believe I can fly – European Canoe Association
Zsolt Lorand Halmagyi (Romania), Swing and concordance – Sportfoto Press
Richard Heathcote (United Kingdom), Blind swimmer – Getty Images
Catherine Ivill (United Kingdom), Plane spotting – Getty Images
Rodrigo Jimenez Torrellas (Spain), The tackles – Agencia EFE
Kirill Kudryavtsev (Russia), Close-up – Agence France-Presse
François-Xavier Marit (France), Artistic swimming in-depth perspective – Agence France Presse
Bob Martin, (United Kingdom) Rolands Štrobinders, World Athletic Championships in Doha – Sports Illustrated Online
Moritz Mueller (Germany), Energy of water polo – imago-images.de
Lucy Nicholson (USA), Australian Open 2 – Reuters
Julia Rahn (Germany), Gesa – Sonntag Aktuell
Vincent Riemersma (Netherlands), Sunrise Peloton – Algemeen Dagblad
Norbert Schmidt (Germany), Nothing can stop me – KICKER online
Lukas Schulze (Germany), Golden celebration – The Sun
Kai Schwoerer (Germany), Bulldozer – Getty Images
Jaroslav Svoboda (Czech Republic), Shower – MTBS.cz
Antonin Thuillier (France), Curved Energy – Agence France Presse
Anke Waelischmiller (Germany), Tongue out – Fotoagentur Sven Simon
Zhuang Wu (China), Chinese boxer Xu Can – Xinhua

Photography Portfolio

Naeem Ahmadi (Iran), Double standard – Iran varzeshi
Pronin Andrey (Russia), St. Petersburg Boccia Cup among persons with a musculoskeletal system lesion – REGNUM.RU
Liubomir Asenov (Bulgaria), Ryder Cup 2018 – LAP.bg
Scott Barbour (New Zealand), Australian Open Tennis 2019 – Australian Associated Press
Andy Cheung (Australia), Light, emotion & story telling – UK Tennis Magazine
Istvan Derencsenyi (Hungary), A pool of artists – Hungarian Swimming Federation
Adnan El Hage Ali (Lebanon), Women fight bad weather – Al Akhbar
Franck Fife (France), Titan Desert – AFP
Alexey Filippov (Russia), European Games 2019 – Sputnik
Julian Finney (United Kingdom), Sport – Getty Images
Mohamed Fliss (Tunisia), Youssef Msakni star of Tunisia – Agence PhotosFLISS
David Gray (Australia), Gentlemen’s singles at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships – AELTSC Wimbledon Championships
Alexander Hassenstein (Germany), Dohas track and field – Getty Images
Amin Mohammad Jamali (Iran), Unity and empathy – Getty Images
Sergey Kivrin (Russia), Nomad Games. Gedebey, Azerbaijan – Azerbaijan Airlines Magazine
Patrick B. Kraemer (Switzerland), Aquatics – European Pressphoto Agency
Kirill Kudryavtsev (Russia), Snow oval – Agence France-Presse
Ming Li (China), Rowing moments – Xinhua News Agency
François-Xavier Marit (France), In-depth perspective of some athletes who have made ripples in the pool – Agency France Presse
Bob Martin (United Kingdom), Portfolio x 5 pictures – Sports Illustrated online, Sydney Morning Herald,www.wimbledon.com, Daily Mail online
Moritz Mueller (Germany), Dancing –  imago-images.de
Javid Nikpour (Iran), The first Down Syndrome wrestling team in the world, Iran images
Lorraine O’sullivan (Ireland), Horsing Around – The Irish Field, www.tatts.ie
Carmen Pozo Rios (Bolivia), Adrenaline on the irons in Ananta – Las Súper Poderosas y el deporte amateur
Adam Pretty (Australia), Infinite trails – Getty Images
Justin Setterfield (United Kingdom), Road cycling portfolio of images from around the world – Photography
Ezra Shaw (USA), Pan American Games – Getty Images
Roman Vondrouš (Czech Republic), Horse racing – Czech News Agency
Stefan Wermuth (Switzerland), Portfolio – Reuters, AFP, BernerZeitung BZ
Alex Whitehead (United Kingdom), Cycling – SWpix
Akl Yazbeck (Lebanon), OCR (Obstacle Course Racing) – Sportscode
Mohsen Bakhshandeh Zahmati (Iran), Disabled swimming championships of the Islamic Republic of Iran – Irna news agency

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