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2013 Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards Winners

2013 Sport New Zealand Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards Winners Announced

Auckland, 29 November 2013 - New Zealand’s top sports journalists and photographers were recognised at the 2013 Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards Dinner in Auckland last night.

The Awards, sponsored by Sport New Zealand attracted around 200 past and present media and sporting celebrities. Special guests for the evening were Sir Bob Charles and Lady Verity Charles, acknowledging 50 years since Sir Bob won The Open Golf Championship at Royal Lytham St. Annes in 1963.

The awards attracted almost 130 entries with the CBL Insurance NZSJA Supreme Sports Journalist of the Year going to New Zealand Herald senior journalist Paul Lewis.

It was a big night for Lewis who won the adidas Award for Sports Feature - Print and also collected the NZOC Award for Sports Column Opinion for his columns on the America’s Cup in San Francisco. Lewis was also made a Life Member of the Association.

The Sir John Wells Sports Journalism Scholarships, were awarded this year to Kris Shannon of APNZ and Kimberlee Downs of TVNZ. It 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.

The Sport New Zealand Lifetime Contribution to Sport through Journalism Award went to Gary Ahern of Radio New Zealand, one of New Zealand’s most respected broadcasters who has covered almost all professional golf tournaments in New Zealand in the past 30 years and has been Morning Report’s Sports reporter for over 15 years.

Terry O’Neill of Oamaru was presented with the Garry Frew Memorial Trophy for Outstanding Contribution to Provincial Sports Journalism at both the Oamaru Mail and the ODT.

These were the 33rd NZSJA awards, the 19th under the patronage of Sport New Zealand, and the 13th year they have been known as the Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards.

The 2013 TP McLean National Sports Journalism Awards winners, by award category, were:

CBL Insurance Award for Sports News Reporting – Print
Mark Geenty, Dominion Post

Bankstream Award for Sports Reporting - Online
John Matheson, Matheson Sports Media

Wilson Award for Sports Broadcasting – Radio
Andrew Alderson, Radio Sport/Newstalk ZB

Wilson Award for Sports News Reporting – Television
Michelle Pickles, TV3

Coliseum Award for Sports Broadcast Feature – Radio/TelevisionAmanda Gillies, 3News

Adidas Award for Sports Feature – Print
Paul Lewis, Herald on Sunday/New Zealand Herald

NZOC Award for Sports Column/Opinion – Print/Radio/Television
Paul Lewis, Herald on Sunday/New Zealand Herald

Adidas Award for Community Sport/Recreation/Adventure Reporting
Robert Tighe, (Action/Red Bulletin)

New Zealand Herald DJ Cameron Young Writer Award
Cameron Leslie, Northern Advocate

NZSJA Award for Best Single Sports Story
Mark Geenty, Dominion Post

Nikon Award for Sports Photography – Best Portfolio
Simon Watts, Freelance

Nikon Award for Best Community/Sport/Recreation/Adventure Portfolio
Brett Phibbs, New Zealand Herald

Nikon Award for Sports Photography – Best Single Photo
Peter Meecham, Fairfax Media

CBL Insurance Outstanding Provincial Journalist
Cameron Leslie, Northern Advocate

Garry Frew Memorial for Outstanding Contribution to Provincial Sports Journalism
Terry O'Neill, Oamaru

Sir John Wells Sports Journalism Scholarship
Kimberlee Downs (TVNZ) and Kris Shannon (APNZ)

Special Awards:

Sport New Zealand Lifetime Contribution to Sport through Journalism
Gary Ahern, Radio NZ

CBL Insurance Supreme Sports Journalist of the YearPaul Lewis, Herald on Sunday/New Zealand Herald

ENDS

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