Record entries in sports journalism awards

A record number of writers and photographers have entered the Sports Journalists’ Association’s British Sports Journalism Awards.

Reflecting the climate, there are also a record number of freelance entries.

In total, 229 writers, cartoonists and sports desks have submitted entries, plus 121 entries in photography.

After the age limit went from 25 to 30, there has been a 300 per cent increase in entries for the Ian Wooldridge Trophy, rewarding the Young Sports Writer of the Year.

Presentations will be made at a dinner, sponsored by UK Sport and Sky Bet, at The Brewery, in Moorgate, City of London on the evening of Monday, March 9.

Peter Wilson, head of judges for the writing and cartoonist awards, said: ‘We are delighted by this response. Sports journalists are fighting back after a terrible year for our profession job-wise, both nationally and in the regions.”

Tickets for this event are £95 for SJA members and £120 for non-members. Contact Sandra Phillips at sandra@s2fevents.co.uk or telephone 0208 916 2234.

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