The International Sports Press Association (AIPS) has set a new milestone in the world of sport journalism with the launch of the Sport Media Pearl Awards in partnership with Abu Dhabi Media.
The award were launched at the start of AIPS’ 90th anniversary celebrations at the Louvre Museum in Paris, where the AIPS was formed four days before the start of the 1924 Olympics Games during a meeting in the middle of a boxing ring.
The awards establish the most significant international media accolade for achievement in sport storytelling. They stand to recognise the work of everyone behind the scenes, the sport industry’s ‘hidden soldiers’; shedding light on what they have been doing to keeping sports the international language spoken by all.
Sports recognition tends to be confined to athletes and players, leaving sport media professionals - those who mediate the exciting world of sport to the ordinary enthusiast - under-appreciated. The Sport Media Pearl Awards will be open to print and web journalists, radio and television reporters, photographers and videographers recognised by their National Sport Press Association.
Freelancers will also be able to submit their entries on the awards website and only entries published between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015 will be considered.