Entries open for 2015 Sports Journalism Awards

SJA LOGOA football photograph of the year award and a prize for the best portfolio of pictures from the Rugby World Cup have been added to the categories for the BT Sport-sponsored 2015 SJA British Sports Journalism Awards, for which entries are now open.

The entry forms for the awards across all categories – including sports writing, online and in print, broadcasting, websites and photography – are now available in downloadable format here, although you have until January 13 to select the best examples of your work and submit your entries.

Hard copies of the forms have also been posted or emailed to previous entrants, sports desks and SJA members.

The British Sports Journalism Awards will judge work published or broadcast between January 1 and December 31, 2015.

bt sport logoThe SJA British Sports Journalism Awards dinner will be staged at the prestigious Lancaster Hotel, overlooking Hyde Park in central London, on February 22 next year.

It’s a new venue and new date for the awards presentations which recognise the best in sports photography, broadcasting and journalism, in print and online.

But thanks to the generous sponsorship of BT Sport the SJA has been able to offer the tickets at the same prices since 2012.

SJA Chairman David Walker at last year's British Sports Journalism Awards
SJA Chairman David Walker at last year’s British Sports Journalism Awards

The gala event will include an exhibition of the leading photography entries, a drinks reception, and a three-course dinner with wine. It is attended by hundreds of leading figures from sport, the media and politics. Tickets are £120 (plus VAT).

SJA members can buy their ticket for half that price – £60 (plus VAT) – and they can also purchase one additional guest ticket for £90 (plus VAT).

The presentation dinner has been brought forward to a February date, and that means that the entry period will also be slightly different this year.

The closing date for all categories of January 13, 2016.

  • In the meantime, enquiries about table and ticket bookings can be directed to James Green at Start2Finish Events, 020 8916 2493 or
  • The SJA is the largest member organisation of sports media professionals in the world. Join us: Click here for more details
  • This year, the SJA’s nominated good cause is The Journalists’ Charity. To find out more and how you can donate on a one-off or regular basis, go to


Tue Oct 20: Young sports journalists’ networking drinks – book your place here

Tue Dec 1: Young sports journalists’ networking drinks – Details to be announced

Thu Dec 17: SJA British Sports Awards, sponsored by The National Lottery


Mon Feb 22: SJA British Sports Journalism Awards dinner, sponsored by BT Sport