Awards

6 December 2018

2018 SPORT NEW ZEALAND SIR TERRY McLEAN NATIONAL SPORTS JOURNALISM AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED

New Zealand’s top sports journalists and photographers were recognised at the 2018 Sport New Zealand Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards dinner in Auckland last night.

For the first time since 2009, two sports journalists have shared the Supreme ‘TP’ award – Dana Johannsen of Stuff and Dylan Cleaver of NZME – both former Supreme title winners.

The other finalists were TVNZ 1 News reporter Abby Wilson and Marc Hinton of Stuff. Abby Wilson won the TV Sports journalism category and was again acknowledged for the Best Single Story of the year, for her investigation into the resignation of Cycling NZ’s sprint coach amidst allegations of bullying and inappropriate behaviour.

A new award for Best Coverage of Women’s Sport, sponsored by Sport New Zealand, was won by Dana Johannsen of Stuff.

The new Long Form journalist award went to a troika of Dylan Cleaver, Dana Johannsen and photographer Greg Bowker for their portfolio including a feature on ‘The remarkable life and tragic death of Sonny Fai’.

The new Short Form journalism award went to Michael Burgess of the NZ Herald, because of his in depth coverage of the drama enveloping New Zealand Football after the Football Ferns loss to Japan. The NZ Herald DJ Cameron Young Journalist Award was won by Christopher Reive of NZME.

The Radio Sports Journalism award went to Ravinder Hunia of Radio New Zealand, while the Award for Sports Opinion went to Marc Hinton of Stuff. Dylan Cleaver also took out the Awards for Publishing Sports Journalist and Community/recreation/ adventure reporting.

In the photography section, the best portfolio category was won by Marty Melville of Wellington, while the best community/adventure category by Brett Phibbs of the New Zealand Herald. The best photograph – of a flying catch by cricketer Trent Boult was captured by Andrew Cornaga of Photosport.

Jonty Dine of the Nelson Weekly was selected as the Best Provincial Sports Journalist, while the Garry Frew Memorial Trophy for Outstanding Contribution to Provincial Sports Journalism was given to Hawkes Bay based Ross Holden.

Two Sir John Wells Sport New Zealand Scholarships went to young sports journalists, Michelle Prendiville of TVNZ and Reuben Mama of the Herald.

New Life Members of the Association named on the night were former rugby league writer John Coffey of Christchurch and long-time sports broadcaster and doyen of NZ motor racing broadcasts, Brian Kelly of Tauranga.

The Sport New Zealand Lifetime Contribution to Sport through Journalism Award was awarded to former Sports Editor of Wellington’s Evening Post, Bob Fox.

These were the 38th NZSJA awards, the 24th under the patronage of Sport New Zealand, and the 18th year they have been known as the Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards. The Awards, sponsored by Sport New Zealand, attracted 127 entries across all New Zealand media organisations.

12 November 2018

TP McLean Sports Journalism Awards Finalists Announced

The New Zealand Sports Journalists Association Inc., has announced the finalists for the 2018 Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards, sponsored by Sport New Zealand.

A total of 127 entries were received across the 12 categories. One of the category winners will go on to take the Supreme Sports Journalist of the Year title.

The winners will be announced at the Sir Terry McLean Awards dinner at the Ellerslie Event Centre in Auckland on Wednesday 5 December.

Previous Supreme Award winners are among this year’s finalists – Dana Johannsen, Andrew Cornaga, Dylan Cleaver and Liam Napier.

Sport New Zealand will again present two Sir John Wells Sports Journalism Scholarships which provide young journalists with the opportunity to meet key sports leaders and organisations to gain a wider understanding of sports governance in New Zealand. The scholarships include a $1,000 cash prize.

The finalists for the 2018 Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards are:

Long form sports journalism:
Dylan Cleaver/Dana Johannsen/Greg Bowker – NZME
Mark Crysell & Kim Peacock – TVNZ
Zoe George – Radio NZ

Short form Sports Journalism:
Michael Burgess – NZ Herald
Marc Hinton - Stuff
Ollie Ritchie - Newshub

Publishing Sports Journalism:
Dylan Cleaver - NZME
Dana Johannsen - Stuff
Patrick McKendry – NZ Herald
Liam Napier - NZME

Radio Sports Journalism:
Ravinder Hunia – Radio NZ
Joe Porter – Radio NZ
Clay Wilson – Radio NZ

Television Sports Journalism:
Michelle Prendiville - 1News - TVNZ
Ollie Ritchie - Newshub
Abby Wilson - 1News -TVNZ

Sport NZ Award for Best Coverage of Women’s Sport:
Michael Burgess – NZ Herald
Zoe George – Radio NZ
Dana Johannsen – Stuff
Michelle Prendiville - TVNZ

Award for Sports Opinion:
Andrew Alderson – NZ Herald
Brendan Egan – Stuff
Marc Hinton - Stuff

Community sport/recreation/adventure reporting:
Dylan Cleaver – NZ Herald
Steve Holloway – NZ Herald
Christopher Reive - NZME

Best provincial/community sports journalist:
Jonty Dine – Nelson Weekly
Jon Rawlinson – Times Newspapers
Logan Savory – Southland Express

NZ Herald DJ Cameron Young Sports Journalist:
Kristina Eddy – Newshub
Liam Hyslop – Stuff
Christopher Reive – NZME/NZ Herald
Ollie Ritchie - Newshub

Best Action Sports photography:
Evan Barnes - Shuttersport
John Cowpland – Alphapix Photography
Marty Melville - Mphotography

Best community/recreation sports photography:
Dave Lintott – Dave Lintott Photography
Brett Phibbs – NZ Herald/NZME
Simon Watts - BWMedia

Best Single Photo:
Andrew Cornaga - Photosport
Dave Lintott – Dave Lintott Photography
Aliasha Lovrich - Photosport
Brett Phibbs – NZ Herald/NZME
Simon Watts – BWMedia

For further information contact Rob Crabtree, Secretary NZSJA – calpr@xtra.co.nz

10 September 2018

NZSJA – ‘TP’ Awards Call for Entries 2018.

Entries are open for this year’s TP Awards in all categories. The closing date is Tuesday 16 October.

4 September 2018

Entries open for 2018 TP Awards.

The 2018 Sir Terry McLean (TP) Awards function will be held in Auckland on Wednesday December 5. Entries in all categories covering work from the period 1 October 2017 to 1 October 2018 will open on September 25 and close on October 16. Entry forms will be available at that time. Many of the categories with the exception of photography and Young Journalist have been revamped this year.

1 December 2017

2017 SPORT NEW ZEALAND SIR TERRY McLEAN NATIONAL SPORTS JOURNALISM AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED

New Zealand’s top sports journalists and photographers were recognised at the 2017 Sport New Zealand Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards dinner in Auckland last night.

Former Sunday Star Times and now NZME/NZ Herald journalist Liam Napier claimed the category award for Sports News Reporting and was then announced as CBL Insurance Supreme Sports Journalist of the Year. His portfolio of stories was labelled by the judges as demonstrating “fearless reporting, tight execution and, importantly, the right dash of context and sensitivity.”

The other finalists were former Newshub/TV3 reporter Michelle Pickles and veteran radio commentator Peter Montgomery.  Abby Wilson of TVNZ was awarded the trophy for the Best single story of the year, for her piece on drug testing in First XV rugby.

The NZ Herald DJ Cameron Young Journalist Award was won by Ruth Dacey of the Rotorua Daily Post. The new multi-media reporting category, went to Martin Tasker and Peter Lester for their coverage of the America’s Cup.

Michelle Pickles took out the Award for Best Television reporting, while Matt Beale of Sky Sport won the Best Television Feature category. Peter Montgomery won the Sports Broadcasting Radio award for his America’s Cup coverage on Radio Sport.

The Sport New Zealand Lifetime Contribution to Sport through Journalism Award was awarded to veteran Wellington based radio broadcaster, cricket commentator Bryan Waddle.

In the photography section, the best portfolio category was won by Napier photographer John Cowpland of Alphapix, the best community/adventure category by Motueka based Chris Symes of Media Images and the best photograph - of two young boys helping up a friend who had fallen in a school cross-country race - was captured by Robyn Edie of the Southland Times.

The Sir John Wells Sport New Zealand Journalism Scholarships were awarded this year to Alex Chapman of the NZ Herald and Kirstie Stanway of Newshub. The scholarshjp provides two young journalists the opportunity to spend time in Wellington and Auckland with key sports leaders and organisations to gain a wider understanding of sports governance in New Zealand.

Logan Savory of the Southland Times was selected as the Best Provincial Sports Journalist, while the Garry Frew Memorial Trophy for Outstanding Contribution to Provincial Sports Journalism was given to Rangiora based Lindsay Kerr. Journalist Suzanne McFadden and veteran Herald journalist David Leggat were made Life Members of the Association.

These were the 37th NZSJA awards, the 23rd under the patronage of Sport New Zealand, and the 17th year they have been known as the Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards. The Awards, sponsored by Sport New Zealand, attracted 136 entries across all New Zealand media organisations.

The winners of the 2017 Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards:

Award for Sports News Reporting – Print and online
Liam Napier - formerly Sunday Star Times, now NZME

Award for Sports Broadcasting – Radio
Peter Montgomery NewstalkZB/Radio Sport

Sileni Estates Award for Sports Reporting – Television
Michelle Pickles TV3 Newshub

Barfoot & Thompson Award for Multi-media Sports Reporting
Martin Tasker and Peter Lester - Freelance

Award for Sports Feature Television
Matt Beale SkySport

Award for Sports Feature Writing:
Mark Reason Fairfax Media

Wilson Award for Sports Column/Opinion – all media
Dylan Cleaver NZME/NZ Herald

Z Energy Award for Best Community sport/Recreational/Adventure reporting
Dylan Cleaver NZME/NZ Herald

New Zealand Herald DJ Cameron Young Journalist Award
Ruth Dacey Rotorua Daily Post

CBL Insurance Award for Best Provincial/Community Journalist
Logan Savory Southland Times

Award for Sports Photography – Portfolio
John Cowpland Alphapix

Z Energy Award for Community Sports/Recreational/Adventure Photography – Portfolio
Chris Symes Media Images

NZSJA Award for Best Single Story
Abby Wilson TVNZ

NZSJA Award for Best Single Photograph
Robyn Edie Southland Times

Sir John Wells Sport New Zealand Journalism Scholarships.
Kirstie Stanway Newshub, Alex Chapman NZ Herald

CBL Insurance Supreme Sports Journalist of the Year
Liam Napier NZME

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  • NZ Herald
  • Z Energy
  • Barfoot & Thompson
  • Sileni Estates
  • NZ Olympic Association
  • AIPS
  • ANZ Bank
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