List of sports journalism awards

This list of sports journalism awards is an index to articles that describe notable awards for sports journalism, including both broadcast and print media. It also includes books about sports.


Country Award Sponsor Given for
Australia Sport Australia Media Awards Sport Australia Excellence in Australian sports journalism and broadcasting[1]
Canada Brian Williams Media Award Ontario Sports Hall of Fame Person in the Ontario sports media who has distinguished themselves in their life's work, and career[2]
Canada ACTRA Foster Hewitt Award ACTRA Outstanding work by Canadian television and radio sportscasters[3]
Canada Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award Hockey Hall of Fame Distinguished members of the newspaper profession whose words have brought honour to journalism and to hockey[4]
Canada Foster Hewitt Memorial Award Hockey Hall of Fame Members of the radio and television industry who make outstanding contributions to their profession and the game of ice hockey during their broadcasting career[5]
Ireland Irish Sports Book of the Year Irish Book Awards Best book[6]
Ireland William Hill Irish Sports Book of the Year William Hill (bookmaker) Sports books produced in Ireland[7][8]
United Kingdom Cricket Society/MCC Book of the Year The Cricket Society [9][10]
United Kingdom The Sports Book of the Year British Book Awards Best UK writers and their works
United Kingdom British Sports Book Awards National Sporting Club Literary award for sports writing
United Kingdom William Hill Sports Book of the Year William Hill (bookmaker)
United States American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame American Sportscasters Association Excellence in the field of sports broadcasting
United States Casey Award Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine Best baseball book of the year
United States Curt Gowdy Media Award Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Outstanding basketball writers and broadcasters
United States Dave Moore Award Elysian Fields Quarterly Most important baseball book of the year
United States Dick McCann Memorial Award Professional Football Writers of America Long and distinguished reporting on professional football
United States Dick Schaap Award for Outstanding Journalism Nassau County Sports Commission Journalist, in any medium, who best exemplifies the principles and talents of Dick Schaap
United States Ford C. Frick Award National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Broadcaster for major contributions to baseball
United States J. G. Taylor Spink Award Baseball Writers' Association of America Meritorious contributions to baseball writing
United States National Sports Media Association Hall of Fame National Sports Media Association
United States National Sportscaster of the Year National Sports Media Association
United States National Sportswriter of the Year National Sports Media Association
United States PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing PEN America Nonfiction book about sports
United States Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award Pro Football Hall of Fame Longtime exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football
United States Sports Emmy Award National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Excellence in American sports television programming, including sports-related series, live coverage of sporting events, and best sports announcers
United States Tom Borrelli Award National Lacrosse League Media Person of the Year

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "ASC Media Awards 2017". Australian Sports Commission website. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Rangers alum Paul Coffey named Class of 2017 Ontario Sports HOF Inductee". Kitchener Rangers. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  3. ^ "Bell Canada Enterprises: "Sue Prestedge Named WSN's Senior Vice President"". Retrieved 2008-03-15.
  4. ^ "Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award winners". Hockey Hall of Fame. 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  5. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2009). NHL Official Guide and Record Book 2010. NHL. p. 240.
  6. ^ Irish Book Awards website with links to nominations and previous winners
  7. ^ "About Us". Irish Sports Book of the Year. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  8. ^ Kieran Shannon (18 December 2012). "Awards miss point when book is only judged by its cover". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  9. ^ "The Cricket Society/MCC Book of the Year". The Cricket Society. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Book of the Year shortlist announced". MCC. Retrieved 9 July 2018.