Finalist: Fiifi Anaman and Allsports

ABU DHABI/LAUSANNE, December 10, 2015 – After a six-month journey around the world to some of the world’s biggest sporting events and over 800 people registering to take part, the final three finalists have now been chosen by our Judging Panel led by AIPS President, Gianni Merlo and consisting of 11 international sport media professionals as well as Sport Media Pearl Awards ambassador, Yao Ming.

Our three finalists will now attend the glittering Sport Media Pearl Awards ceremony in Abu Dhabi on December 15th where the Pearl trophy will be awarded to the overall winner of each category as well as a cash prizes of USD10,000 for 1st place and USD5,000 for 2nd and 3rd place winners.

You can find a list of our  finalists  below, all of which have submitted truly outstanding work that has impressed our panel of judges and sports fans across the world. WRITING

Best Column  – Pieces of writing that best demonstrate relevance, knowledge and authority in the field of sport writing.

How the Black Stars stabbed the nation in cold blood

Fiifi Anaman | Ghana |
What ‘s left of Heysel thirty years after
Francesco Caremani | Italy | Il Foglio
The path out of the dark
Johannes Nedo | Germany | Tagesspiegel
Best Colour Piece – Pieces of writing that best capture the emotion and sense of occasion at a sporting event.

The Football of 1943
Nikolai Dolgopolov | Russia | Russia Beyond the Headlines

The tale of Alexis Sánchez
Martin Mazur | Argentina | FourFourTwo Magazine
Being poor in the richest sport
Mihir Vasavda | India | The Indian Express   PHOTOGRAPHY

Athletic Prowess – Images that best depict moments of breathtaking sporting excellence and achievement, on traditional or new media platforms.

Relax in heaven
Daria Isaeva | Russia |
The flying Russian girl
Patrick B. Kraemer | Switzerland | EPA – European Press Photo Agency

Women more than shadows
Ricardo Erick Lòpez Hevia | Cuba | Granma
Emotion – Still images that best capture the emotional impact on those engaged in sport, or on those spectating sport, or both.

Runners wave
Sascha Fromm | Germany | Thueringer Allgemeine
Listen to me
Kai Schwoerer | Germany | Imago
I just won!
Robbert Wijtman | Netherlands | CSC Sports Photography

This category recognises excellence in sport journalism produced in audio formats. It acknowledges the special skills required to present content for radio, TV, digital broadcast, including podcasts and vodcasts.

The Body Shot Boxing Podcast
Ronald McIntosh | United Kingdom |

Rocky Marciano
Dario Ricci | Italy | Radio24
A day in the life of the Giro
Matt Slater | United Kingdom | BBC World Service
The winner of this category will be judged on an individual’s capacity to engage, sustain and grow a web-based community around discussion of sport and exchange of opinions.

Justin Gatlin and a run for redemption
Alan Abrahamson | USA | 3 Wire Sports
Crash bang wallop as sports politics is turned on its head at SportAccord Convention

Nick Butler | United Kingdom |
Too young for danger of death
Stefan Nestler | Germany |
Documentary – Videos that tell a compelling and revealing story about any aspect of the sporting world.

Emanuela Audisio | Italy | La Repubblica
Bhojraj Bhat | Nepal | Good Neighbors Nepal
Doping – Top secret: The shadowy world of athletics

Hajo Seppelt | Germany | ARD
Read Fiifi Anaman’s How the Black Stars stabbed the nation in cold blood here

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