Investec launches the inaugural Investec 20x20 Media Awards

The Investec 20x20 Media Awards aims to recognise and reward excellence in Irish journalism focused on women in sport across all media platforms. 20x20 is a national campaign calling on the people of Ireland to provide more support for women’s sport.  Investec is an official sponsor of 20x20 and Investec has created this new awards scheme to help change perceptions and celebrate women’s sport.

How the Investec 20x20 Media Awards will work

  • The Investec 20x20 Media Awards invites broadcast, print and online journalists to submit entries on women in sport via www.investec.ie/20x20 from February to November with a winner announced each month.       
  • Entries to the awards, can be submitted by nominees themselves or on behalf of
    journalists by editors or peers across the media spectrum.
  • Investec’s expert panel of judges will select one media article, interview, or podcast to
    award each month recognising and acknowledging the journalist’s contribution to
    women’s sport.  The monthly winner will receive a prize of €1,000.
  • In December 2019 an overall annual winner will be announced and awarded the Investec 20x20 Media Award Winner 2019 title -‘If She Can’t See It, She Can’t Be It’.
  • Each entry will be examined by an independent panel of judges, comprising of sporting and business leaders. The 2019 judicial panel comprises: Anna Kessel (Chair); Mary O’Connor, CEO, Federation of Irish Sport; Michael Cullen, CEO, Investec; Sarah Colgan, CEO, Along Came A Spider & Gordon D’Arcy, Former Irish International Rugby Player.
In celebrating women's sports journalism the Investec 20x20 Media Awards are sending out a very powerful message: women's sport is amazing, and of value. For every sports editor who's ever wondered if it's worth covering; to every coach who questioned whether girls needed encouraging, and to every sports’ governing body deliberating over how much to invest in their female athletes this year, this initiative makes it clear.
Anna Kessel
"Women's sport matters. For that very reason, it is an absolute honour to be part of these ground-breaking awards."

Anna Kessel, Investec 20x20 Media Awards Judging Panel Chair

How to Enter 20x20 Media Awards 2019

How to Enter

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Meet the 2019 judging panel

Judging Panel

Meet the 2019 judging panel
Terms and conditions

Terms & Conditions

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