LAUSANNE, April 8, 2019 - The AIPS Sport Media Awards return with more categories, more prizes and more opportunities. The one and only international prize for sport journalism is about to launch the second edition, plenty of new features and a handful surprises.
 
 After the extraordinary and emotional gala in Lausanne, in January, submissions for the 2019 edition will open on April 16. 
 
As usual, submitting is completely free and there’s a limit of two entries per person.
 
Short video feature - On top of Athlete Profile and Documentary, the video category has now added a third option: Short Feature, a video no longer than 10 minutes in length on any sporting subject with strong storytelling, innovative filming and journalistic relevance, ideal for TV news reports and social media formats with an innovative approach.
 
International character - For the first edition, the AIPS Sport Media Awards received works from 119 countries and from the world’s top publications, agencies and media outlets. 
 
But what about those journalists that are just starting? Do they have a real chance of being awarded? The answer is a resounding yes. 
 
A prize for young journalists - One of the most welcome additions is the creation of a Young Reporter category, for journalists under 30 years of age. The Young Reporter will operate separately from the main categories, giving a prize for Writing, Broadcasting (Audio and Video) and Photography.  
 
AIPS has invested in the future of sport journalism by creating the respected AIPS Young Reporters Programmes, that set a high quality reporting standard for UEFA, FIFA, FINA and IAAF events since 2011. To give an Award to the younger generations is another step in the same direction and underlines AIPS efforts to offer a better future in this profession.
 
Additions in Writing - The weblog category has been now absorbed by the two main writing categories, giving the chance to integrate the best features in either Best Column or Best Colour Piece.
 
Ahead of a year packed with great sporting events, the AIPS Sport Media Awards will be waiting for your best work. 
 
One thing has not and will never change: Sport Media Excellence remains our core value.
 
 AIPS Sport Media Awards 2019, quick facts: 
 
* Submissions will open on April 16 in the Awards’ website, www.aipsawards.com 
* Two submissions per person are allowed.
* All professional journalists and photographers can compete.
* There are 8 main categories: 1) Writing, Best Column; 2) Writing, Best Colour; 3) Photography, Sport Action; 4) Photography, Portfolio; 5) Audio; 6) Video, Short Feature; 7) Video, Athlete profile; 8) Video, Documentary.
* All 8 categories will give prize money of US$ 8,000 (1st place), US$ 3,000 (2nd place) and US$ 2,000 (3rd place).
* Three Young Reporter categories (Writing, Broadcasting Audio-Video, Photography) were added. Each winner will win a scholarship during a main international sporting event. 
* All entries must have been published/broadcast between September 18, 2018, and October 7, 2019.
* All languages are accepted: English translation can be requested in the future.
* Awards gala will take place in February 2020.
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STARTALE SU AIPS NAGRADE ZA 2019.!
 
Dobra vijest iz AIPS-a, krenule su prijave za AIPS Nagradu za sportske novinare za 2019.
 
Za početak, provjerite sve detalje na www.aipsawards.com, stvorite svoj profil i prijavite jedan ili dva svoja uratka. O nagradama saznajte detalje i na društvenim mrežama, Facebooku, Twitteru, Instagramu. Ove godine, nakon iskustva u prošlogodišnjem procesu, AIPS uvodi 2 nove kategorije: za mlade novinare do 30 godina starosti i kratki video.
 
U prvom izdanju Nagrade, lani, sudjelovali su novinari iz čak 119 zemalja, a 8 autora je prijavilo svoje radove iz Hrvatske. Podsjećamo, Drago Sopta, fotoreporter HNS-a, osvojio je četvrto mjesto u konkurenciji najboljih svjetskih sportskih fotografija s fotografijom Šime Vrsaljka kako leži na hrvatskoj zastavi.
 
Svečanost proglašenja najboljih održat će se u veljači 2020., na sličan način kako je to bilo i ove godine, u Lausanni, svjetskom gradu sporta. Grad domaćin svečanosti 2020. još se ne zna.
 
U kategoriju za nagrade ulaze svi novinarski radovi nastali između 18. rujna 2018. i 7. listopada 2019. Sudjelovanje je besplatno, a fond nagrada veći je od 100 tisuća dolara, odnosno pobjednik u svakoj kategoriji dobija 8.000 dolara, dok drugoplasirani ide kući s 3.000, a trećeplasirani s 2.000 dolara.
 
Jedino mladi novinari u svojoj kategoriji dobijaju jedinstvenu nagradu – plaćen put i boravak na velikom sportskom događaju.
 
Kategorije u kojima se možete prijaviti su:
FOTOGRAFIJA – AKCIJA
FOTOGRAFIJA – GALERIJA (PORTFOLIO)
PISANO NOVINARSTVO – KOLUMNA
PISANO NOVINARSTVO – PRIČA
AUDIO (REPORTAŽA, INTERVJU, KOMENTAR ...)
VIDEO – PROFIL SPORTAŠA
VIDEO – DOKUMENTARNI FILM
VIDEO – KRATKA FORMA (DO 10 MIN)
MLADI NOVINARI – NAJBOLJA FOTOGRAFIJA
MLADI NOVINARI – NAJBOLJI PISANI ČLANAK
MLADI NOVINARI – NAJBOLJI AUDIO ILI VIDEO URADAK
 
Našli ste se u ponudi? Imate već nešto za ponuditi? Super, šaljite! Natječaj je tek 16. travnja otvoren, a prijave se zatvaraju 7. listopada!