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Media Awards entries open - Two new categories added

by Australian Sports Commission 2 Oct 14:02 PDT
2021 Media Awards winners © Australian Sports Commission

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is calling for entries for the Media Awards with two new categories available for nomination in 2022.

The Media Awards recognise excellence in Australian sports journalism, broadcasting, production and photography.

Now in its 21st year, the awards acknowledge the important role media play in telling sport's stories and inspiring Australians to get active.

There are 12 categories available to enter with new awards added this year that recognise sporting clubs and organisations, and podcasts.

The 'Best coverage of sport by a club or organisation' award recognises the central role that professional and non-professional organisations of all sizes play in engaging with members and fans through their own media channels, while the addition of a podcast category follows a growth in the genre in recent years.

Media are invited to submit their entries at by Monday 31 October 2022.

The Media Awards will again honour?a new Lifetime Achievement recipient - last year awarded to legendary AFL journalist Mike Sheahan.

Finalists in the Media Awards will be announced in December and invited to a gala dinner in

Melbourne on Thursday 16 February 2023.

All entries for this year's awards must have been published during the qualifying period, from 12 October 2021 to 31 October 2022.

Award categories available for nomination are:

  • Best reporting of an issue in sport
  • Best sport coverage by an individual - broadcast
  • Best sport coverage by an individual - written
  • Best sport podcast
  • Best coverage of a sporting event
  • Best sport profile - written
  • Best sport profile - broadcast
  • Best coverage of sport by a club or organisation
  • Best coverage of sport for people with disability
  • Best depiction of inclusive sport
  • Best coverage of a community sport issue - rural & regional media
  • Best sports photography
More information on the awards is available here. You can also see the previous winners lists.

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