Start your Sport Australia Media Awards entries now


Entries are open for the prestigious Sport Australia Media Awards and early nominations are encouraged to avoid missing out.

The awards, in their 19th year, recognise excellence in Australian sports journalism, broadcasting, production and photography, with 12 diverse categories available for entry.

The online nomination process enables entrants to begin registering entries quickly and easily, but also allows you to work on these entries progressively up until the deadline of Monday 2 November 2020. The advantage of registering early is you will get reminders to complete and submit your entries ahead of deadline, limiting the chances of forgetting and missing out.

Sport Australia receives hundreds of entries each year so take a couple of minutes to start your entry early at

Award categories available for nomination are:

  • Best reporting of an issue in sport
  • Best sport coverage by an individual - video
  • Best sport coverage by an individual - written
  • Best sport coverage by an individual - audio
  • Best coverage of a sporting event
  • Best sport profile - written
  • Best sport profile - broadcast
  • Innovation in sports media
  • 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

Finalists will be notified in December, with winners announced in February 2021. The Sport Australia Media Awards will again honour a new Lifetime Achievement recipient - last year awarded to ABC broadcaster Karen Tighe.

All entries for this year's awards must have been published during the qualifying period, from 18 October 2019 to 30 October 2020. More information on the awards is available here. You can also see the previous winners lists. For any questions on the awards contact

Sport Australia is responsible for driving greater participation, engagement and capability in Australian sport. Sport Australia invests in national sporting organisations, including organisations for people with a disability, to champion the value of sport and encourage Australians of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities to get involved in sport. Sport Australia is focused on improving the capability of sporting organisations to create an effective and sustainable national sport sector.

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