Written by on October 9, 2019

The SAB Sports Media Awards 2019 is looking for journalists who excel in reporting South African sport, across written, digital, photography, video and audio, to recognise in the 39th itineration of the Awards.

“Sport has the power to change the world, to inspire and unite people. To ensure a sustainable future for the various sporting codes, it falls to sports journalists to hold authorities accountable for their actions, protecting sport and the value it holds around the world,” said Refilwe Masemola, SAB Director of External Communications: Africa Zone.

The categories for the SAB Sports Media Awards 2019 are:

Audio Media Award (Radio and online)Integrated Media Award (Photography, written, video and audio media)
Photography Award (Print and online)
Video Media Award (Television and online)
Written Media Award (Print and online)
The Newcomer of the Year (sports journalists with less than two years’ experience in the industry in each category)
Sports Media Hall of Fame (media who have made a significant contribution to sports journalism for over 20 years).
Sports Journalists’ Journalist of the Year (media peer recognition award)

Winners in each category receive a cash prize of R15,000 with the winner of the Photography sub-category “Action Shot of the Year” and the ‘Newcomer of the Year’ in each category receiving R5,000.The awards will also induct a deserving candidate into the SAB Sports Hall of Fame and acknowledge the Sports Journalists’ Journalist of the Year.

Entry requirements

Entrants for the SAB Sports Media Awards have six weeks to consolidate material and submit via the online portal.

Entries opened today and close on Tuesday, 15 October at 17h00.
Entrants must submit work published between 30 September 2018 and 01 October 2019.

For information and submissions, go to
Entrants need to register to enter the SAB Sports Media Awards and nominate a media peer for the Sports Journalists’ Journalist of the Year to complete their entry.

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, 26 November 2019.

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