British Sports Journalism Awards

The British Sports Journalism Awards is an annual ceremony organised by the Sports Journalists' Association that recognise the best of sports journalism in Britain in the previous calendar year.[1] The awards are widely considered the BAFTAs of the industry, and attract entries from all major domestic and international media outlets.[2]

British Sports Journalism Awards
Awarded forExcellence in sports journalism
CountryGreat Britain
Presented bySports Journalists' Association
First awarded1976
Websitewww.sportsjournalists.co.uk/sja-journalism-awards//

HistoryEdit

The first edition of the awards was held in 1976 with the Sports Writer of the Year given to celebrated journalists Ian Wooldridge and Hugh McIlvanney. More categories across broadcast and print have been added over the years.[3] The ceremony is held at a gala dinner in London every February.[4][5]

Principal categories that have held constant since the awards' inception include the John Bromley Sportswriter of the Year, Sports Photographer of the Year, Sports Newspaper of the Year, and the Doug Gardner Award for outstanding contributions to the SJA.[6][7]

CategoriesEdit

Repeat RecipientsEdit

Notable repeat recipients of the British Sports Journalism Awards include Hugh McIlvanney of The Sunday Times and Martin Samuel of The Daily Mail who have both won Sports Writer of the Year six times. Eamonn McCabe was Sports Photographer four times, while Matt Lawton was Sports News Reporter of the Year four times.[8] Paul Hayward has been named Sports Writer of the Year three times in four years.[9][10]

Michael Atherton of The Times has won all four editions of Cricket Journalist,[11][12] while Daniel Taylor of The Guardian has won three editions of Football Journalist of the Year.[13][14] Sean Ingle, also of The Guardian, has won Specialist Correspondent on two occasions.

ReferencesEdit

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  6. ^ "Past winners of the SJA British Sports Journalism Awards – Sports Journalists' Association". Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  7. ^ "British Sports Journalism Awards - Categories 2020". britishsportsjournalism.awardsengine.com. Retrieved February 11, 2020.
  8. ^ "Past winners of the SJA British Sports Journalism Awards – Sports Journalists' Association". Retrieved February 11, 2020.
  9. ^ Mayhew, Freddy (February 28, 2017). "Sports Journalism Awards: Telegraph, Guardian, BBC and Getty Images among top winners". Press Gazette. Retrieved February 11, 2020.
  10. ^ Sport, Telegraph (February 26, 2019). "The Telegraph's Paul Hayward wins SJA Sports Writer of the Year for a fifth time". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved February 11, 2020.
  11. ^ "The Times' Slot and Atherton among winners at SJA Sports Journalism Awards". The Times. February 26, 2018. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  12. ^ "Six of the best at sports awards | News UK - The Bridge". newscommercial.co.uk. Retrieved February 11, 2020.
  13. ^ office, GNM press (March 7, 2017). "Guardian wins four British Sports Journalism Awards". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  14. ^ office, GNM press (February 27, 2018). "The Guardian wins seven Sports Journalists' Association awards". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved December 20, 2018.

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