Record entry for SJA British Sports Journalism Awards

Entries for the 2018 SJA British Sports Journalism Awards have broken records again with an all-time high across the writing, photography and broadcasting categories.

Tickets for the 42nd staging of the gala dinner, to be held at the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza Hotel on Monday, February 25, in partnership with Canon and European Professional Club Rugby, are now on sale.

An amazing 694 entries had been received by this week’s competition deadline, the most since the event was first staged in 1976. 

Judges will consider the qualities of the submissions over the next fortnight. Short lists will be published on this website in the following order – photography on January 30, writing January 31 and broadcast on February 1.

The results – including writer, photographer, commentator and newspaper of the year – will be announced by SJA President  Patrick Collins at a ceremony hosted by Jim Rosenthal.

Having canvassed opinion, the Sports Newspaper of the Year will now be decided by judged entry.  The Guardian were last year’s winners, taking the baton from four-time winners The Daily Mail, who in turn had ended a three-year run by The Times.

There is also a new broadcast category for sports pundit and the young writer award has been extended to include a young photographer and young broadcaster.

SJA members get a massive discount on their tickets, and can also bring a partner or colleague with guest tickets on special offer. Click HERE.