Press Release – New Zealand Sports Journalists Association
The New Zealand Sports Journalists Association Inc has announced the finalists for the 2012 Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards sponsored by Sport New Zealand. More than 100 entries were received in the various categories.
One of the category winners will go on to take the NZSJA Supreme Sports Journalist of the Year title.
The winners will be announced at the TP McLean Awards Dinner at the Novotel Ellerslie Hotel in Auckland on Thursday 29 November.
Sport New Zealand will again present two Sir John Wells Sports Journalism Scholarships that provide two young journalists 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 cash prize.
The finalists for the 2012 Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards are:
BankLink Award for Sports News Reporting – Print
Andrew Alderson Herald on Sunday Dana Johannsen NZ Herald
Gregor Paul Herald on Sunday/NZ Rugby World
Adidas Award for Sports News Reporting – RadioGuy Heveldt TRN/Radio Sport Stephen Hewson Radio New Zealand Willy Nicholls MediaWorks/Radio Live
NZOC Award for Sports News Reporting – TelevisionAmanda Gillies TV3 Andrew Saville TVNZ Craig Stanaway TVNZ
BankLink Award for Sports Broadcast Feature – Radio/Television
Mark Crysell TVNZ Emma Keeling & Louisa Cleave TVNZ Hannah Ockelford & Joanne Mitchell TVNZ
Wilson Award for Sports Feature – Print
Campbell Burnes Rugby News Brendon Egan Southland Times Dana Johannsen NZ Herald
NZOC Award for Sports Column/Opinion – Print/Radio/Television
Dylan Cleaver NZ Herald Gregor Paul Herald on Sunday/NZ Rugby World Keith Quinn Freelance Liam Napier Fairfax Media Asics Award for Community Sport/Recreation/Adventure ReportingAndrew Alderson Herald on Sunday Aaron Goile Waikato Times Robert Tighe Freelance
New Zealand Herald DJ Cameron Young Writer Award
George Berry Freelance Aaron Goile Waikato Times Kris Shannon APNZ
Nikon Award for Sports Photography – Best Portfolio
Andrew Cornaga Photosport Ltd Lawrence Smith Fairfax Media Mark Taylor Waikato Times
Nikon Award for Best Community Sport/Recreational/Adventure Portfolio
Brett Phibbs NZ Herald Richard Robinson NZ Herald Simon Watts Freelance
Nikon Photography Award – Best Single Photo Simon Watts Freelance Anthony Au-Yeung Photosport Ltd Peter Meecham Fairfax Media
Sir John Wells Sports Journalism Scholarship
Huw Beynon TV3 Brendan Egan Southland Times
Kris Shannon APNZ
Ashlee Tulloch TV3