Entry forms are now available for the prestigious Sports Writer and Sports Photographer of the Year Awards.
The closing date for entries in all categories is January 5, with the winners due to be announced at a gala celebration of the best of British sports journalism at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, on March 12.
The competitions are open to all British-based, professional sports photographers and journalists, staff or freelance contributors to UK national newspapers, the regional daily or weekly press, plus websites and specialist sporting magazines and other publications. There is also a category for the best sports cartoonist of the year.
The outstanding photographer of 2006 will receive the Ed Lacy trophy as the SJA Sports Photographer of the Year (won in 2005 by Mike Hewitt), while the John Bromley British Sports Writer of the Year Award (2005 winner: Martin Samuel) will be selected by the Sports Editors of the national newspapers.