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Full list of winners at Sports Journalism Awards

SPT_GCK_280914_The 2014 Ryder Cup, Gleneagles. Picture Graham Chadwick. Sun, Singles. with Jamie Donaldson with his partner Kathryn after the Europeans secure victory on the 15th
The Daily Mail’s Graham Chadwick’s photograph of Jamie Donaldson with his partner Kathryn after the Europeans secure victory on the 15th in the Ryder Cup proved a winner in the SJA Sports News Picture category

Here is the complete list of all winners and highly commended entries at the 2014 SJA British Sports Journalism Awards, sponsored by BT Sport and supported by the Laureus Foundation and Ladbrokes, staged in London tonight.

Most of the categories are decided by panels of independent judges. In the case of the Sports Writer of the Year and Sports Newspaper of the Year, these are decided by voting from the heads of sport and sports editors of national newspapers, UK-based news agencies, and some regional newspapers.

SJA Sports Writer of the Year 2014
Winner: Martin Samuel – Daily Mail
Top six: Michael Atherton; Patrick Collins; Paul Hayward; Ian Herbert; and Daniel Taylor

SJA Sports Photographer of the Year 2014
Adrian Dennis – AFP

SJA Sports Newspaper of the Year 2014
Winner: Daily Mail
Top six: Daily Telegraph; Sunday Times; The Guardian; The Sun; and The Times

SJA Doug Gardner Award for services to sports journalism
Mike Ingham

Journalism Awards pull-upBroadcast Sports Presenter
Winner: Eleanor Oldroyd – BBC Radio 5Live
Highly Commended: Gary Lineker – BBC Sport
Highly Commended: Hazel Irvine – BBC Sport

Broadcast Journalist
Winner: Mike Costello – BBC Radio 5Live
Highly Commended: Alison Mitchell – Freelance
Highly Commended: Ronald McIntosh – Freelance

Television Sport Live Broadcast

Winner: Commonwealth Games – BBC Sport
Highly Commended: Football World Cup – BBC Sport
Highly Commended: Aviva Premiership Final 2014 – Sunset and Vine

Radio Sport Live Broadcast
Winner: Commonwealth Games – BBC Radio 5Live
Highly Commended: Football World Cup – talkSPORT
Highly Commended: Tour De France – BBC Radio Leeds

Television Sports Documentary
Winner: The Crazy Gang – BT Sport
Highly Commended: MOTD at 50 – BBC Sport
Highly Commended: An Ordinary Hero – BT Sport

Radio Sports Documentary
Winner: Kick Off Mental Health – talkSPORT
Highly Commended: Rumble in the Jungle – BBC Radio 5Live
Highly Commended: Pendleton : Mind of a Cyclist – BBC Radio 5Live
Highly Commended: 3.59.4 – BBC Radio Oxford

Best Special Package
Winner: Daily Mirror – Cheltenham
Highly Commended: The Times – For the Good of the Game
Highly Commended: Racing Post – World Cup Betting Guide

Laureus Sports Website
Winner: Guardian
Highly Commended: Telegraph
Highly Commended: BBC Sport

Specialist Sports Website

Winner: Sporting Intelligence
Highly Commended: Project Babb
Highly Commended: Boxing News

Sports Scoop
Winner:
Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert – Sunday Times
Highly Commended: Matt Lawton – Daily Mail / Mail on Sunday
Highly Commended: Paul Hayward – Telegraph

Ladbrokes Specialist Correspondent
Winner:
Paul Mahoney – Freelance
Highly Commended: Alan Lee – The Times
Highly Commended: James Corrigan – Telegraph

Investigative Sports Reporter
Winner:
Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert – Sunday Times
Highly Commended: Owen Gibson – Guardian
Highly Commended: Nick Harris – Mail on Sunday

Sports Columnist
Winner:
Martin Samuel – Daily Mail
Highly Commended: Matthew Syed – The Times
Highly Commended: Patrick Collins – Mail on Sunday

Sports Feature Writer
Winner:
Paul Hayward – Telegraph
Highly Commended: David Walsh – Sunday Times
Highly Commended: Donald McRae – Guardian

Sports News Reporter
Winner:
Matt Lawton – Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday
Highly Commended: Martyn Ziegler – Press Association
Highly Commended: Nick Hoult – Telegraph

Cricket Writer
Winner:
Mike Atherton – The Times
Highly Commended: Vic Marks – Guardian / Observer
Highly Commended: Sclyd Berry – Telegraph

Football Writer
Winner:
Henry Winter – Telegraph
Highly Commended: Daniel Taylor – Guardian / Observer
Highly Commended: Rory Smith – The Times

Rugby Writer
Winner:
Stephen Jones – Sunday Times
Highly Commended: Steve James – Telegraph
Highly Commended: Mick Cleary – Telegraph

Regional Writer
Winner:
Jon Colman – CN Group
Highly Commended: Doug Gillon – The Herald, Glasgow
Highly Commended: Mark Douglas – Newcastle Chronical and Journal

Young Sports Writer
Winner:
James Gheerbrant – BBC Sport / The Times
Highly Commended: Jack Gaughan – Daily Mail
Highly Commended: Adam Crafton – Daily Mail

David Welch Student Sports Writer
Winner:
Mark Critchley, City University London
Highly Commended: Peter Fielding, Pates Grammar School, Cheltenham
Highly Commended: Alex Walker, Edinburgh University

Sports Picture
Winner:
Matthew Lewis – Getty Images
Highly Commended: James Maloney – Trinity Mirror
Highly Commended: Steve Etherington – Freelance

Sports Portfolio
Winner:
Adrian Dennis – AFP
Highly Commended: Lee Smith – Action Images
Highly Commended: Ian MacNicol – Freelance

Gareth Copley's specialist sport portfolio was a winner at the SJA British Sports Photography Awards
Gareth Copley’s specialist sport portfolio was a winner at the SJA British Sports Photography Awards

Specialist Sports Portfolio
Winner:
Gareth Copley – Getty Images
Highly Commended: Ed Whitaker – Racing Post
Highly Commended: Steve Etherington – Freelance

Sports News Picture
Winner:
Graham Chadwick – Daily Mail
Highly Commended: Dylan Martinez – Reuters
Highly Commended: Henry Browne – Action Images

 

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UPCOMING SJA EVENTS

Wed, Apr 1: BT Sport/SJA lunch with Olympic champion rower Andrew Triggs Hodge. Booking details here

Mon Apr 13: SJA Spring Golf Day, Wimbledon Park GC. Booking details here

Tue Apr 21: Young sports journalists social event, Covent Garden

Wed May 13: SJA York Races Day, sponsored by Ladbrokes, at the Dante Festival. Click here to book your places

Tue May 26: Young sports journalists social event, Covent Garden

Tue July 14: Young sports journalists social event, Covent Garden

Mon Sep 14: SJA Autumn Golf Day, Muswell Hill Golf Club

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