Winners of 8th Energy of Victories national sports journalism festival contest receive awards
The final round of the 8th Energy of Victories national sports journalism festival contest was held in Moscow today. The contest was organized by the Russian Olympic Committee and the Federation of Sports Journalists of Russia with the backing of Gazprom.
The winners of the festival contest are as follows:
Best Article (federal media):
- Yury Golyshak, Sport-Express newspaper, Moscow;
- Vasily Konov, R-Sport news agency, Moscow;
- Evgeny Slyusarenko, Championat.com sports website, Moscow.
Best Article (regional media):
- Yury Seyidov, Gornyatskaya Pravda (Miner Gazette) newspaper, Korkino;
- Elena Nikolikhina, Vecherny Severodvinsk (Severodvinsk Evening) newspaper, Severodvinsk;
- Alexander Kulikov, Sportivnaya Smena (Sports Shift) magazine, Belgorod.
Best Article (Russian-language media based abroad):
- Andrey Babin, MK-Estonia newspaper, Tallinn, Estonia;
- Vsevolod Nepogodin, Fraza.ua online newspaper, Kiev, Ukraine;
- Sergey Shchurko, Pressbol newspaper, Minsk, Belarus.
Best Photo Report/Coverage (federal media):
- Sergey Bobylev, TASS, Moscow;
- Darya Isayeva, Sport-Express newspaper, Moscow;
Alexander Fyodorov, Sport-Express newspaper, Moscow;
- Vladimir Pesnya, Rossiya Segodnya Information Agency, Moscow.
Best Photo Report/Coverage (regional media):
- Natalia Gorshkova, Sport-Region magazine, Tyumen;
- Sergey Polivets, Marke Fano production group, Rostov-on-Don;
- Vladimir Ognev, Tyumenskaya Arena (Tyumen Arena) sports news agency, Tyumen,
Andrey Chepakin, Dialog interview agency, St. Petersburg.
Best Photo Report/Coverage (Russian-language media based abroad):
- Sergey Savrasov, Spacesuit Media photo agency, Semiluki;
- Kirill Kudryavtsev, Agence France-Presse, Moscow;
- Anvar Ilyasov, Jahon news agency, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Best Video Report/Film/Coverage (federal media):
- Evgeny Bogatyryov, VIB-Film video and film production company, Moscow;
- Marat Araslanov, Lev Media Alliance production studio, Moscow;
- Nikita Zagday, Lev Media Alliance production studio, Moscow.
Best Video Report/Film/Coverage (regional media):
- Alexey Lyubar, Altai State TV and Radio Company, Barnaul;
- Maria Gankova, Gubernia-33 TV and Radio Company, Vladimir;
- Roman Istomin, Yurgan TV channel, Syktyvkar.
Best Radio Report (federal media):
- Viktoria Kolosova, Mayak (Lighthouse) radio channel, Moscow.
Best Radio Report (regional media):
- Ilya Vikharev, Moya Udmurtia (My Udmurtia) TV and Radio Company, Izhevsk;
- Dmitry Beletsky, Komsomolskaya Pravda-Stavropol radio channel, Stavropol;
- Sergey Ievlev, Baltiysky Bereg (Baltic Shore) TV and Radio Company, Sosnovy Bor.
Future of Sports Journalism Award:
- Lyudmila Portseva, First Municipal School Television studio, Izhevsk;
- Veronika Samoylova, Tagil-TV municipal autonomous institution, Nizhny Tagil;
- Dmitry Milushkin, Strunino Youth Television, Strunino.
The Patriarch Special Prize was awarded to Anatoly Tchaikovsky, Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Fizkultura I Sport (Physical Culture and Sports) magazine.
Lev Rossoshik, the late Vice President of the European Union of Sports Press, received a posthumous Special Prize for Contribution to Sports Journalism.
Journalist and author Valery Shteinbakh won the Special Prize for Achievements in Olympic Games Coverage from the Russian Olympic Committee.
The festival’s jury was made up of well-known Russian sports journalists: Viktor Gusev, sports presenter at Channel One Russia, member of the Russian Academy of Television, TEFI winner; Maxim Demkov, top TV and radio presenter; Nikolai Dolgopolov, President of the Federation of Sports Journalists of Russia; Sergey Kivrin, photojournalist at Match TV; Vasily Konov, TV host and sports anchor, Chief Editor of Sports Broadcasting at Channel One Russia; Igor Rabiner, journalist, staff writer at Sport-Express, two-time prize winner of the Energy of Victories festival contest; and Alexander Ukhov, member of the Russian Academy of Television and the Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio. Lev Rossoshik also participated in the work of the jury.
The 1st Energy of Victories national sports journalism festival contest was organized by Gazprom in 2011 within the Gazprom 2014 project. Since then, over 2,000 journalists from all Russian regions and 20 foreign countries have participated in the contest.
The 8th Energy of Victories festival contest was organized by the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) and the Federation of Sports Journalists of Russia, with Gazprom as a general partner. The contest involved journalists from 56 Russian regions and 6 countries within and beyond the former Soviet Union.
Close collaboration between Gazprom and the ROC began with the signing of a long-term cooperation program in 2001. Gazprom provided the ROC with financial support in training Russian athletes for the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City (2002), Athens (2004), London (2012), and Sochi (2014). Gazprom also built unique industrial facilities and sports venues in the lead-up to the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
On October 23, 2014, Gazprom and the ROC signed the Memorandum of Cooperation. Gazprom was named as a general sponsor of the Russian Olympic team.