Calling Candidates for Play the Game Award
31.08.2005By Play the Game
The world communication conference Play the Game wishes to pay tribute to an individual or a group of persons who in their professional careers or as volunteers in sport have made an outstanding effort to realise one or more of the following aims:
- to strengthen the basic ethical values of sport
- to encourage democracy, transparency and freedom of expression in world sport
- to create awareness of sport's role in society at a local, national and international level
- to draw a many-sided picture of sport
- to support the right of the individual to choose and influence his or her daily sporting activities
The Award will be given to persons who have shown remarkable personal courage and commitment to creating a better sports community, for instance by uncovering corruption, doping and other malpractices in sport, or by inspiring to more joyful and healthy sports practices for people in general.
The Play the Game Award is presented during the Play the game World Conference from 6-10 November 2005 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The winner will receive the award in front of an audience of internationally leading media professionals, academic researchers, managers and leaders in sport. The award consists of a piece of art and a speaker's invitation including free travelling, room and board for Play the Game 2007.
The previous winner of the Play the Game Award was Canadian journalist and author Laura Robinson who was honoured for her courageous uncovering of systematic sexual abuse in Canadian junior hockey.
This time, Laura Robinson will enter as a member of the jury which also counts Søren Wormslev, Senior Vice President of The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), and Michael Andersen, chairman of the board of Play the Game.
When presenting yourself or someone you know as a candidate for the Play the Game Award, please submit
- a written motivation in English (max. 500 words)
- a CV or brief description of the candidate
- newspaper articles, audio tapes, video clippings, URL's or other documentation that supports the candidature
Please send your documentation by ordinary mail or by email to
Play the Game
c/o Danish School of Journalism
Olof Palmes Allé 11
DK-8200 Aarhus N
Proposals can be sent any time before the conference. The final deadline for proposals is Tuesday 8 November at noon at the conference secretariat in Copenhagen.
The jury will consider all proposed candidates, but is also free to pick a winner of its own choice, to select more than one winner, or to decide that no candidate is qualified.