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9 November 2017

TP McLean Sports Journalism Awards Finalists Announced

The New Zealand Sports Journalists Association Inc., has announced the finalists for the 2017 Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards, sponsored by Sport New Zealand.

A total of 136 entries were received across the 12 categories.  One of the category winners will go on to take the CBL Insurance Supreme Sports Journalist of the Year title plus a cash prize of $1,000.

The winners will be announced at the Sir Terry McLean Awards dinner at the Ellerslie Event Centre in Auckland on Thursday, 30 November.

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

Sport New Zealand will again present two Sir John Wells Sports Journalism Scholarships which provide two 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 also include a $1,000 cash prize.

The finalists for the 2017 Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards are:

Award for Sports News Reporti– Print and online
Dylan Cleaver NZ Herald, Dana Johannsen NZ Herald, Liam Napier, Sunday Star Times, Kevin Norquay DomPost/Fairfax Media

Award for Sports Broadcasting – Radio
Andrew Gourdie Newshub/Mediaworks, Glen Larmer TAB Trackside, Peter Montgomery NewstalkZB/Radio Sport

Award for Sports News ReportinTelevision
Brodie Kane TVNZ, Michelle Pickles Newshub TV3, Abby Wilson TVNZ

Award for Multi-media Sports Reporting
Dana Johannsen and Nick Reed NZME, Martin Tasker and Peter Lester - Freelance, Bridget Tunnicliffe Radio New Zealand National

Award for Sports Feature Television
Matt Beale SkySport, Jehan Casinader & Jane Skinner TVNZ, Emma Keeling & Joanne Mitchell TVNZ, Abby Wilson TVNZ

Award for Sports Feature Writing
Suzanne McFadden Newsroom, Bridget Tunnicliffe Radio New Zealand, Mark Reason Fairfax Media

Award for Sports Column/Opinion – all media
Andrew Alderson NZME/NZ Herald, Dylan Cleaver NZME/NZ Herald, Logan Savory Southland Times

Award for Best Community Sports/Recreational/Adventure reporting
Michael Brown Yachting NZ/NZ Herald, Dylan Cleaver NZME/NZ Herald, Ruth Dacey Rotorua Daily Post

New Zealand Herald DJ Cameron Young Journalist Award
Ruth Dacey Rotorua Daily Post, Christopher Reive Taranaki Daily News, Kirsty Stanway Newshub TV3

Award for Best Provincial/Community Journalist
Philip Rollo Nelson Mail, Logan Savory Southland Times, Peter White Bay of Plenty Times

Award for Sports Photography – Portfolio
Andrew Cornaga Photosport, John Cowpland Alphapix, John Davidson Photosport, Chris Symes Media Images

Award for Community Sports/Recreational/Adventure Photography – Portfolio
Robyn Edie Southland Times, Stephen Parker Rotorua Daily Post, Chris Symes Media Images.

Best Single Photograph finalists:
Andrew Cornaga, John Cowpland, Chris Symes, Robyn Edie, Dave Lintott, Ben Parker

Awards will also be made on the night for the Best Single Story, and the two Sir John Wells Sport New Zealand Journalism Scholarships.

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10 September 2017

‘TP’ AWARDS ENTRIES OPEN FOR 2017

Entries are now open to New Zealand sports journalists for the 2017 Sir Terry McLean Sports Journalism Awards, sponsored by Sport NZ.

Entries will be accepted in 12 categories and the Sir John Wells Scholarships, until 5pm on the closing date Monday 9 October.

The Awards will be presented at the Ellerslie Function Centre on Thursday November 30. An entry form may be downloaded here.

14 December 2016

2016 SPORT NEW ZEALAND SIR TERRY McLEAN NATIONAL SPORTS JOURNALISM AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED

New Zealand’s top sports journalists and photographers were recognised at the 2016 Sport New Zealand Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards dinner in Auckland last night.

NZME/NZ Herald journalist Dylan Cleaver claimed the top award in three categories and shared another and was then announced as CBL Insurance Supreme Sports Journalist of the Year, the third time he has achieved that honour. His series on the impact of dementia on rugby players, was accompanied by other equally newsworthy and well-researched pieces on a range of sporting topics enabling him to scoop the pool.

The other finalists were Fairfax journalist Mark Reason and TVNZ senior journalist Abby Wilson. Dana Johannsen of the Herald was awarded the trophy for the Best single story of the year, for her piece on the split between New Zealand and Australian Netball.

The NZ Herald DJ Cameron Young Journalist Award was won by Raniera Harrison of Maori Television. Two new awards in the multi-media category, went to Andrew Alderson of NZME and the other was shared by NZME photographer Brett Phibbs and Dylan Cleaver.

TVNZ journalist Abby Wilson took out the Award for Best Television, while Glen Larmer of Radio Trackside won the Best Radio award. The Sport New Zealand Lifetime Contribution to Sport through Journalism Award was awarded to Canterbury’s radio and television broadcaster and commentator, double NZ international sportswoman Lesley Murdoch.

In the photography section, the best portfolio category was won by Marty Melville, the best community/adventure category by Simon Watts and the best photograph - of two young people playing ‘ripper rugby’ – was captured by Chris Symes.

The Sir John Wells Sport New Zealand Journalism Scholarships were awarded this year to Niall Anderson of the NZ Herald and Wepiha Te Kanawa from Maori Television. 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. Christopher Rieve of the Taranaki Daily News was selected as the Best Provincial Sports Journalist, while the Garry Frew Memorial Trophy for Outstanding Contribution to Provincial Sports Journalism was given to motor sport commentator Brian Kelly.

Freelance journalist Margot Butcher and veteran Herald journalist Wynne Gray were made Life Members of the Association.

These were the 36th NZSJA awards, the 22nd under the patronage of Sport New Zealand, and the 16th year they have been known as the Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards. The Awards, sponsored by Sport New Zealand, attracted 112 entries across all New Zealand media organisations.

The 2016 TP McLean National Sports Journalism Awards winners, by award category, were:

Award for Sports News Reporting – Print and Online
Dylan Cleaver NZ Herald

Award for Community Sports/Recreational/Adventure reporting
Dylan Cleaver NZ Herald

Award for Sports Column/Opinion
Mark Reason Fairfax/Stuff

Award for multi-media feature
Brett Phibbs/Dylan Cleaver NZ Herald

Award for multi-media live reporting
Andrew Alderson NZME

Award for Sports Broadcasting – Radio
Glen Larmer Radio Trackside

NZOC Award for Sports News Reporting – Television
Abby Wilson TVNZ

Award for Sports Feature – Print & online
Dylan Cleaver NZ Herald

Award for Best Provincial/Community Journalist
Christopher Rieve Taranaki Daily News

Award for Best Sports Photography
Marty Melville MM Photography

Award for Community Sports/Recreational/Adventure Photography
Simon Watts SW Media

New Zealand Herald DJ Cameron Young Journalist Award
Reive Harrison Maori Television

Gary Frew Memorial Award for Contribution to Provincial Journalism
Brian Kelly Tauranga

CBL Insurance Award for Best Single Photo
Chris Symes Media Images

NZSJA Award for Best Single Story
Dana Johannsen NZ Herald

CBL Insurance Supreme Sports Journalist of the Year
Dylan Cleaver

Sport New Zealand Lifetime Contribution to Sport Through Journalism Award
Lesley Murdoch Canterbury

Sir John Wells Sport New Zealand Scholarships:
Niall Anderson NZ Herald; Wepiha Te Kanawa – Maori Television

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