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Media Awards

The Sport Australia Media Awards recognise excellence in sports journalism, broadcasting and production. They focus on analytical and insightful reporting and the presentation of sport and sporting issues, with the ultimate aim of fostering improved coverage of key issues within sport.

The media awards are the only dedicated sports media awards in Australia. There are multiple categories that enable different media to compete on relative merits.

As well as recognising excellence, the awards provide media representatives with the opportunity to network with peers and key representatives of the sports industry.

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Read about the 2019 winners, or see the list of all winners since 2002.

Karen Tighe

Key dates

  • Qualifying dates: 18 October 2019 until 30 October 2020
  • Entries open: 8 September 2020 to Monday 2 November 2020
  • Finalists announced: Mid-December 2020
  • Winners announced: February 2021


Award presentations

The Sport Australia Media Awards presentation will be held in February 2021, depending on COVID-19 restrictions at that time.

Lifetime achievement award for sports journalism

This is awarded to an individual who has made a lengthy, significant and influential contribution to the reporting of Australian sport. Nominations are made by a Sport Australia-appointed judging panel, with the award determined by the Sport Australia Board.

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