(04/11/2020 – Info sportspress.lu / AIPS) As we approach to the deadline of November 9, the third edition of the AIPS Sport Media Awards is already considered a massive success both in terms of global interest and overall quality. More than 115 countries are already represented, with figures changing rapidly and servers enduring a daily test, as participants upload their works in writing, photography, audio and video across the 8 senior categories or the three Young Reporter Under 30 subcategories. 

All works must have been first published between 8 October 2019 and 9 November 2020 in order to be valid. In this 13-month period, the huge impact of the COVID-19 pandemic changed the world, the society and the sporting world, but it didn’t change the spirit of our award — celebrating sport media excellence despite all difficulties, identifying the world’s best sports storytellers, encouraging the new generations to make a meaningful, exciting and responsible journalism. A journalism that can showcase the very best examples of articles, videos, photos and audio pieces in our profession. With five days to go, the result has been outstanding. 

GLOBAL RESPONSE – Just to have an idea, only in the course of 24 hours (between October 29 and October 30) AIPS has received submissions from Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Burundi, Belgium, Croatia, Egypt, France, Germany, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Syria Turkey, United Kingdom & United States.The international character of the AIPS Sport Media Awards embraces all languages and cultures without distinction, which is we have received submissions from Afrikaans to Urdu languages. 

VOTING PROCESS – Part of the vast AIPS network will be responsible for screening and translating the selected works before they are rated by a panel of experts, narrowed to a shortlist by the 24-member Executive Committee and finally voted by the 11-member Jury, that will first select the finalists and then will proceed to a final vote to decide the winners. 

CERTIFICATES – Acknowledging the impact that the AIPS Sport Media Awards have in many journalists’ careers, AIPS produces certificates to all participants, but will also announce the best ranked works per category per continent, with special certificates released to the best ones. 

TO PARTICIPATE – The Awards are a celebration of those professionals that produce the best and most creative content worldwide. You can still be part of the highest accolade in sports journalism, the one and only international sport storytelling festival. 

Simply visit www.aipsawards.com, register and submit up to two works before November 9, 18:00 Central European Time.

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