Increased Entries Sees SAB Sports Media Awards Grow Exponentially

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

The number of journalists entering The South African Breweries (SAB) Sports Media Awards increased by more than 30% this year, making it one of their most successful competitions to-date.

“The response this year has been overwhelming, ” says Robyn Chalmers, Head of Corporate Communications at SAB. “We’re thrilled that all the hard work and effort is paying off with not only the highest number of entries being recorded, but also entrants coming from a diverse range of media houses and institutions.”

“We encourage all first time entrants to continue working to hone their craft and in time they too, will walk away with one of these prestigious Awards, ” she says.

The list of SAB Sports Media Award Winners 2013 is as follows:

PRINT:

  • SAB Sports Columnist of the Year:

o    Kevin McCallum (The Star)

  • SAB Sports Feature Writer of the Year:

o    Jon Cardinelli (Highbury Safika Media)

  • SAB Sports News Reporter of the Year:

o    Stephen Nell (Die Burger)

  • Winner of the SAB Sports Media Award 2013 for PRINT:

o    Jon Cardinelli (Highbury Safika Media)

PHOTOGRAPHY:

  • SAB Sports Media Action Shot of the Year 2013:

o    Alet Pretorius (Foto24)

  • Winner of the SAB Sports Media Award 2013 for PHOTOGRAPHY:

o    Herman Verwey (City Press)

NEW MEDIA & ONLINE:

  • SAB Sports Social Media Correspondent of the Year:

o    Antoinette Muller (@mspr1nt)

  • SAB Online Writer of the Year 2013:

o    Kevin McCallum (iol.co.za)

  • Winner of the SAB Sports Media Award 2013 for NEW MEDIA & ONLINE:

o    Kevin McCallum (iol.co.za)

RADIO:

  • SAB Sports Commentator of the Year 2013 – Radio:

o    Brian Letsogo (Motsweding FM)

  • SAB Sports Presenter of the Year 2013 – Radio:

o    David O’Sullivan (Talk Radio 702)

  • SAB Sports News Reporter of the Year 2013 – Radio:

o    Marc Lewis (Eyewitness News Sport)

  • SAB Sports Producer of the Year 2013 – Radio:

o    Derek Alberts (Eyewitness News Sport)

  • Winner of the SAB Sports Media Awards 2013 for RADIO:

o    Brian Letsogo (Motsweding FM)

TELEVISION:

  • SAB Sports News Reporter of the Year – Television:

o    Matthew Pearce (SuperSport)

  • SAB Sports Commentator of the Year – Television:

o    Nick Mallett (SuperSport)

  • SAB Sports Presenter of the Year – Television:

o    Robert Marawa (SuperSport)

  • SAB Sports Producer of the Year – Television:

o    Richard Parker (SuperSport)

  • Winner of the 2012 SAB Sports Media Award for TELEVISION:

o    Richard Parker (SuperSport)

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR:

o    Julia Stuart (eNCA)

“SAB would like to congratulate all of our winners and thank all our entrants for entering this year and we look forward to growing this competition even more next year, ” says Chalmers.

ENDS

NOTE TO EDITORS:

  • Entrants for the SAB Sports Media Awards 2013 were asked to submit work produced between 1st September 2012 and 30th September 2013.
  • Each major category has a cash prize of R25, 000 with each sub-category winner receiving a cheque for R3, 000. Newcomer of the Year wins a cash prize of R5, 000.

For more information, please visit: www.SABsportsmedia.co.za

Follow @SABreweries #SABsportsmedia on twitter or like facebook.com/SouthAfricaBreweries on facebook for regular updates.

 

Issued on behalf of:

Prema James

Public Relations Specialist

The South African Breweries Limited

Tel:              +27 11 881 8414

Fax:             +27 86 681 4715

Mobile:          +27 82 924 1667

E-mail:          SABsportsmedia@za.sabmiller.com

 

By:

Chris Verrijdt

Managing Director

Dark Horse Communications

Tel:              +27 11 027 8770

Mobile:          +27 82 784 6645

E-mail:          SABsportsmedia@za.sabmiller.com

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