With less than one month left to the celebration of world’s sport media excellence, AIPS is proud to announce the names of the top ten journalists who competed in the two Photography category of the AIPS Sport Media Awards: Portfolio and Sport Action. The chosen journalists passed a strict selection and will be the roster of the potential finalists, expecting the three names will be unveiled on January 15, 2020.
The list may contain more than 10 journalists because of ties in the voting.

Here’re the top 10 published in alphabetical order by surname.


Naeem Ahmadi (Iran), Double standard – Iran varzeshi
Scott Barbour (New Zealand), Australian Open Tennis 2019 – Australian Associated Press
Andy Cheung (Australia), Light, emotion & story telling – UK Tennis Magazine
Adnan El Hage Ali (Lebanon), Women fight bad weather – Al Akhbar
Julian Finney (United Kingdom), Sport – Getty Images
Alexander Hassenstein (Germany), Dohas track and field – Getty Images
Sergey Kivrin (Russia), Nomad Games. Gedebey, Azerbaijan – Azerbaijan Airlines Magazine
Patrick B. Kraemer (Switzerland), Aquatics – European Pressphoto Agency
Moritz Mueller (Germany), Dancing – imago-images.de
Adam Pretty (Australia), Infinite trails – Getty Images
Justin Setterfield (United Kingdom), Road cycling portfolio of images from around the world – Photography
Roman Vondrouš (Czech Republic), Horse racing – Czech News Agency
Stefan Wermuth (Switzerland), Portfolio – Reuters, AFP, BernerZeitung BZ


Domenic Aquilina (Malta), Messi! – Vesti-Online via European Press Photo Agency
Juan Arboleda (Colombia), You set the limits – AFP
Ganbat Chuluunbaatar (Mongolia), Before a catch! – Mongolian Sports Press Union
Juergen Feichter (Austria), Star Wars – EXPA Pictures
Franck Fife (France), Dune – AFP
Rodrigo Jimenez Torrellas (Spain), The tackles – Agencia EFE
Lucy Nicholson (USA), Australian Open 2 – Reuters
Vincent Riemersma (Netherlands), Sunrise Peloton – Algemeen Dagblad
Norbert Schmidt (Germany), Nothing can stop me – KICKER online
Anke Waelischmiller (Germany), Tongue out – Fotoagentur Sven Simon
Zhuang Wu (China), Chinese boxer Xu Can – Xinhua