Veteran football journalists are up for the World Cup

Have you ever wanted the chance to emulate Bobby Moore and lift the Jules Rimet trophy? Now might be your chance – provided you have been covering international football for 40 years or more.

AIPS, the international sports journalists’ organisation, is calling for veteran writers, photographers and broadcasters who have covered at least 10 football World Cups through their career to contact them so that they may recognise their efforts with a special award – the FIFA Jules Rimet Award.

AIPS logoOPEN REGISTRATIONS Journalists who have covered at least 11 football World Cups as accredited media representatives, that is for 40 years – or more – are welcome to send in their submission and CVs to the following

REQUIREMENTS In order to receive the award, a journalist needs to have covered the FIFA World Cups working while working for a media organisation as a reporter/freelance in the written press, a photographer or a TV/radio reporter. Journalists need to provide proof of their coverage (accreditation badges, articles, photos)

TROPHY The award winners will receive a miniature replica of the FIFA World Cup Trophy. Special recognition will also be given to media representatives who have covered 10 World Cups.



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