Sports Journalism Awards: the winners’ list

Here is a full list of winners of the 2010 SJA British Sports Journalism Awards, as presented in London tonight, sponsored by UK Sport.

Sports Newspaper: The Times

Sports Writer: Martin Samuel (Daily Mail). Highly commended: Michael Atherton (Times), Paul Hayward (Guardian and Observer).

Prize shot: one of the outstanding images that helped see Laurence Griffiths win the Sports Photographer of the Year award

Sports Photographer: Laurence Griffiths (Getty Images).

Sports Broadcaster of the Year: the BBC's Jonathan Overend

Sports Broadcaster (decided by a vote of SJA members): 1. Jonathan Overend (BBC 5Live), 2. Mark Saggers (TalkSport), 3. Jake Humphrey (BBC television).

Sports Feature Writer: Matthew Syed (The Times). Highly commended: Owen Slot (The Times), James Lawton (Independent).

Sports Interviewer: Donald McRae (Guardian). Highly commended: Oliver Brown (Daily Telegraph), Brough Scott (Racing Post).

Sports Scoop: Mazher Mahmood (News of the World). Highly commended: Harry Harris (ESPN SoccerNet) and David McDonnell (Daily Mirror).

Sports News Reporter: Neil Ashton (News of the World). Highly commended: Paul Kelso (Daily Telegraph), Martyn Ziegler (Press Association).

Specialist Correspondent: Henry Winter (Daily Telegraph). Highly commended: Michael Atherton (The Times), Mike Selvey (Guardian), Scyld Berry (Sunday Telegraph).

Sports Columnist: Michael Atherton (The Times). Highly commended: Matthew Syed (Freelance), Paul Hayward (Guardian and Observer).

Young Sports Writer: Oliver Brown (Daily Telegraph). Highly commended: Alex Kay (Daily Mail), Riath Al-Samarrai (Freelance).

Regional Sports Writer: Martin Smith (The Star, Sheffield). Highly commended: Matthew Beard (Evening Standard), Amanda Little (News & Star/Cumberland News).

Freelancer Ed Hawkins, winner of the Sports Betting prize sponsored by Victor Chandler

Victor Chandler Sports Betting Writer: Ed Hawkins (Freelance). Highly commended: Kevin Pullein (Racing Post). Derek McGovern (Daily Mirror).

Cartoonist: Kerber & Black (Daily Mirror). Highly commended: Graham Allen (News of the World), Matt Pritchett (Daily Telegraph).

Internet Sports Writer: Nick Harris ( Highly commended: Lawrence Booth (, Jonathan Liew (

Sports Picture: Paul Gilham (Getty Images). Highly commended: Julian Finney (Getty Images), Mike Hewitt (Getty Images).

Sports News Picture: Eddie Keogh (Reuters). Highly commended: Mike Hewitt (Getty Images), Philip Noble (Reuters).

Sports Portfolio: Laurence Griffiths (Getty Images). Highly commended: Shaun Botterill (Getty Images), Eddie Keogh (Reuters).

Specialist Portfolio: Carl De Souza (AFP). Highly commended: Mike Hewitt (Getty Images), Paul Thomas (Freelance).

Radio Sports Programme (selected by a vote of SJA members): 1. Test Match Special (BBC Radio), 2. 5Live Sport (BBC Radio), 3, Ryder Cup (BBC 5Live).

Television Sports Programme (selected by a ballot of SJA members): 1. Sky Sports Cricket. 2. Wimbledon (BBC), 3. Ryder Cup (Sky).

Doug Gardner Award: Patrick Eagar.

Further details of the SJA and the British Sports Journalism Awards can be found on the SJA website at .

For a gallery of some of the leading entries and winning images from the SJA British Sports Photography Awards, click here

Media enquiries can be directed to Ian Cole on 07799 605 280

The SJA is the national sports journalists’ organisation. Founded in 1948, it has more than 700 members, and stages two major awards events each year: the Sports Journalism Awards in March, and the British Sports Awards in December.

For further reports from the 2010 British Sports Journalism Awards, click here. Further coverage will be published through this week.

Mon Mar 7: 2010 SJA British Sports Journalism Awards
, at The Brewery. Click here to book your tickets

Thu Mar 31: Tour of London’s Olympic Park. Click here for details of how to apply

Tue Apr 5: The SJA Olympic Question Time. Ticket booking to be launched in March.

Wed Apr 13: SJA 2011 Annual Meeting, at offices of UK Sport, Russell Square. Strictly SJA members only.

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