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Sir Terry Mclean National Sports Journalism Awards

Sir Terry Mclean National Sports Journalism Awards Winners Announced Tonight

New Zealand’s top sports journalists and photographers were recognised at the annual Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards held in Wairakei tonight.

The Awards, sponsored by SPARC, honour legendary sports journalist, Sir Terry McLean, or ‘TP’ as he was known to his many readers.

One of the highlights saw Otago Daily Times rugby and cricket writer, Brent Edwards, breaking a long-running Auckland winning streak as Edwards took out the Phillips Award for Sports Reporting and the Masport Sports Journalist of the Year.

The SPARC Outstanding Contribution to Sport Through Journalism Award went to yachting journalist, Peter Montgomery.

The winners, by Award category, are as follows:

Philips Award for Sports Reporting Brent Edwards (Otago Daily Times)

Philips Award for Radio Reporting Brian Kelly (Radio Network)

Adidas Award for Television Reporting Shaun Summerfield (TV3)

Samcor Computers Award for Best Columnist Richard Boock (NZ Herald)

Steinlager Award for Feature Writing - Magazines Warwick Roger (North and South)

Steinlager Award for Feature Writing - Newspapers Jamie Troughton (Bay of Plenty Times)

New Zealand Herald DJ Cameron Young Writers Award Colin Marshall (Wairarapa Times Age)

SPARC Award for Best Photography Portfolio Mark Mitchell (NZ Herald)

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SPARC Award for Best Single Photo Cory Scott (Morrison Media)

SPARC Award for Recreation/Adventure Reporting Margot Butcher (Freelance)

SPARC Award for Recreation/Adventure Photography - Portfolio Adrian Malloch (Taranaki Newspapers)

SPARC Award for Recreation/Adventure Photography – Single Photo Kent Blechynden (Dominion Post)

Special Awards

Fairfax NZ Ltd Best Provincial Writer Award Daryl Holden (Southland Times)

Fairfax NZ Ltd Best Provincial Photographer Award Fiona Goodall (Western Leader)

Masport Journalist of the Year Brent Edwards (Otago Daily Times)

SPARC Outstanding Contribution to Sport Through Journalism Peter Montgomery

Garry Frew Memorial For Outstanding Contribution To Provincial Sports Journalism Evan Pegden (Waikato Times)

In congratulating the winners, SPARC’s Chief Executive, Nicholas Hill, acknowledged the record number of entrants in this year’s Awards – 160 across all categories.

“The standard of entries, as always, was extremely high and I congratulate every journalist and photographer recognised this evening.

“SPARC acknowledges the significant contribution the sports media in New Zealand make every single day. It is the writers and photographers that record and articulate sport’s national and regional voice. To even make the finals of the TP McLean Awards is a significant achievement,” he said.

“The voice of Kiwi yachting, Peter Montgomery, is a deserved winner of the SPARC Lifetime Contribution to Journalism through Sport Award. I extend my congratulations also to Lindsay Knight and Brendan Telfer, both of whom were conferred Life Memberships by the New Zealand Sports Journalists Association tonight.”

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These are the 23rd NZSJA awards, the ninth year under the patronage of SPARC and the third year known as the Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards.

List of finalists follows

Finalists for the 2003 Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards N.B. Winners underlined

Philips Award for Sports Reporting Wynne Gray (NZ Herald) Daryl Holden (Southland Times) – Best Provincial Brent Edwards (Otago Daily Times)

Philips Award for Radio Reporting Todd Niall (Radio NZ) Stephen Hewson (Radio NZ) Brian Kelly (Radio Network)

Adidas Award for Television Reporting Hamish Clark (TVNZ) Angus Gillies (TV3) Shaun Summerfield (TV3)

Samcor Computers Award for Best Columnist Paul Verdon (NBR) John Matheson (Sunday News) Richard Boock (NZ Herald)

Steinlager Award for Feature Writing - Magazines Richard Becht (Freelance) Margot Butcher (Freelance) Warwick Roger (North and South)

Steinlager Award for Feature Writing - Newspapers Brent Edwards (Otago Daily Times) Lester Thorley (Waikato Times) Jamie Troughton (Bay of Plenty Times)

New Zealand Herald DJ Cameron Young Writers Award Campbell Burnes (Western Leader) Alistair Bone (Listener) Colin Marshall (Wairarapa Times Age) – Best Provincial

SPARC Award for Best Photography Portfolio Brett Phibbs (NZ Herald) Geoff Dale (Freelance) Mark Mitchell (NZ Herald)

SPARC Award for Best Single Photo Phil Reid (Dom-Post) Lawrence Smith (Sun News/Truth) Cory Scott (Morrison Media)

SPARC Award for Recreation/Adventure Reporting Stephen Hewson ( Radio New Zealand) Paul Moor (TVNZ) Margot Butcher ( Northern & South )

SPARC Award for Recreation/Adventure Photography - Portfolio Maartin Holl (Dominion Post) Adrian Malloch (Taranaki Newspapers)

SPARC Award for Recreation/Adventure Photography – Single Photo Adrian Malloch (Taranaki Newspapers) Kent Blechynden (Dominion Post)

Provincial Winners Darryl Holden (Southland Times) – Best Provincial Writer Fiona Goodall (Western Leader) – Best Provincial Photographer

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