June 29, 2022

SJA British Sports Journalism Award for Digital Publisher

The British Sports Journalism Awards, who have been celebrating the best of sports journalism in Britain and Ireland since 1951, announced on Monday that they will be launching a new award category for 2020: Digital Publisher.

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be adding a new award category for digital publisher, said SJA chairman Rick Broadbent. This is recognition of the importance of digital coverage and distribution.

The 2020 SJA British Sports Journalism Award for Digital Publisher will recognise excellence in sports journalism by newspapers, magazines or websites which sell their content digitally through subscriptions or individual purchases.

The award is open to publications which sell their content digitally, either via subscriptions or one-off purchases. Shortlisted entries will be judged on journalistic standards and production values of the entry as well as its suitability for digital distribution.

We are conscious that not everyone wants to pay for online content, said Broadbent. But with soccer clubs taking down highlights of goals within seconds of them going in, it is important that the SJA Awards help celebrate and reward those publications which work hard to bring professional sports coverage in a way which is accessible to everyone.

The winners will be announced on Monday, April 13 at an awards lunch in London.

Publications in any country may enter the award, but the entry must be available either in printed or digital form in the UK.

The winner will receive a bottle of champagne, with runners-up each receiving a flask of hot chocolate.

Entries are open to all publications which sell their sports journalism content digitally through subscriptions or individual purchases. The award is open to newspapers, magazines or websites which have digital versions. Shortlisted entries will be judged on journalistic standards and production values of the entry as well as its suitability for digital distribution.

All entrants must be based in Britain or Ireland. The award is open to all publications which sell their sports journalism content digitally through subscriptions or individual purchases, but the entry must be available either in printed or digital form in the UK.

The winner will receive a bottle of champagne, with runners-up each receiving a flask of hot chocolate.