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Finalists for the 2019 Sport Australia Media Awards have been announced.

The Sport Australia Media Awards recognise excellence in sports journalism, broadcasting and production. They focus on analytical and insightful reporting and the presentation of sport and sporting issues, with the ultimate aim of fostering improved coverage of key issues within sport. The qualifying period for all nominations is between 19 October 2018 and 18 October 2019.

The media awards are the only dedicated sports media awards in Australia. There are multiple categories that enable different media to compete on relative merits.

As well as recognising excellence, the awards provide media representatives with the opportunity to network with peers and key representatives of the sports industry.

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Read about the 2018 winners, or see the list of all winners since 2002.

Dennis Cometti 2018 Media Awards

Key dates

  • Entry qualifying period: From 19 October 2018 to 18 October 2019
  • Nominations open: Monday 9 September 2019
  • Nominations close: Monday 21 October 2019
  • Finalists notified: Early December 2019
  • Awards presented: Thursday 13 February 2020



Finalists have been notified. Finalists living outside of Sydney will be provided with travel and accommodation to attend the gala presentation dinner.

Presentation gala dinner

The Sport Australia Media Awards presentation gala dinner will be held at Doltone House, Hyde Park, Sydney, on Thursday 13 February 2020. Guests will include: media award finalists; the Sport Australia Board, executive and representatives; sport chief executive officers and other representatives of national sporting organisations; and representatives of the sports media industry.

Lifetime achievement award for sports journalism

This is awarded to an individual who has made a lengthy, significant and influential contribution to the reporting of Australian sport. Nominations are made by a Sport Australia-appointed judging panel, with the award determined by the Sport Australia Board.

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