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Nominations open for 2014 ASC Media Awards

Ron Reed
ASC Chair John Wylie presents the winner of the 2013 Lifetime achievement award for contribution to sports journalism, the Herald Sun's Ron Reed, with his award.

11 Aug 2014

Nominations have opened for the 2014 Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Media Awards.

ASC CEO Simon Hollingsworth emphasised how much the organisation valued the prestigious awards, which are dedicated to acknowledging excellence in sports journalism, broadcasting and photography.

“We recognise the important role that the media plays in keeping Australians up to date with a range of issues and news within the sports,” Hollingsworth said.

“That is why we feel it is important to continue with these awards which are now in their 13th year.”

“I encourage all journalists, broadcasters and photographers to submit their best work as we recognise the contribution of the best sports journalism in Australia.”

This year’s categories are:

1. Lifetime achievement award for contribution to sports journalism

2. Best reporting of an issue in sport

3. Best coverage of sport by an individual — television

4. Best coverage of sport by an individual — print media

5. Best coverage of sport by an individual — radio

6. Best coverage of a sporting event by a media organisation

7. Best promotion of sport for people with disability

8. Best promotion of women in sport

9. Best profiling of an athlete, team or coach — broadcast media

10. Best profiling of an athlete, team or coach — print media

11. Best sports journalism from rural, regional or suburban media

12. Best sports photography

13. Best depiction of the value of sport to Australians in a community setting

14. Best contribution to sport through digital media

15. Best analysis of the business of sport

Nominations for the awards close Friday September 12 with finalists notified by Tuesday October 7. Winners will be announced at a gala dinner at Dockside in Sydney on Wednesday 19 November 2014.

Hollingsworth said the ASC media awards are the only dedicated sports media honours in Australia with multiple sport-related categories that allow different media to compete on their relative merits.

An expert panel made up of media, ASC and sport representatives will judge the entries.

For more information and to nominate   

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