On the afternoon of this Friday, January 14, the results of the José González Barros National Sports Journalism Contest were announced through the videoconferencing system of the Union of Cuban Journalists (UPEC). The jury was chaired by the journalist Víctor Joaquín Ortega and was also attended by Ricardo Ronquillo, president of the union organization.
In the Hypermedia category, Angélica Arce Montero, from Cubadebate, for the interview with Yipsy Moreno. The work stood out due to the wide use of hypermedia language, as well as the repercussion that it had on Cubadebate networks, the medium in which it was published. In this category, the journalists Saily Sosa and Osviel Castro were recognized with a mention.
In the written press section, it was awarded as the best work of the year A left-handed field for a right-handed sport, published in the Invasor newspaper at the hands of Saily Sosa. For their part, they obtained a mention the journalist Jorge Luis Coll, with his chronicle A piece of land in the drawer, Daniel Núñez with Hércules confesses before Time and Angélica Arce for her interview with Alcides Sagarra about the importance of promoting women’s boxing in our country.
The award for the best written press coverage was given to the INDER press outlet, the Jit newspaper, for its extensive coverage of the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games. The journalist Rudens Tembrás was recognized with the Enrique Montesinos award for his series The Blockade that we invented.
Jit also won the prize in the photography category, where the team of photojournalists from this medium were recognized as a whole, who preserved in snapshots some of the best moments of the Olympics and other large-scale sporting events. While Rene Perez Massola rose with a mention.
For its part, the radio station was not far behind, awarding the award for best coverage to Guillermo Rodríguez Hidalgo-Gato, the award for sports narration to Ulier Reyes and recognition in the reporting category to journalist Osnel Benites from Pinar del Río and a mention to Ernesto Amaya Esquivel.
The television branch recognized Carlos Alberto González’s 120 from Cuba at the Olympic Games as the best work, thanks to his investigative rigor and how he summarizes the trajectory of our country in this important event. Evián Guerra was also awarded a mention in this section.
For its part, the recognition for the best coverage was given to Yisel Filiú and Carlos Alberto González for their joint performance in Tokyo, while Aurelio Prieto Alemán received a mention for the coverage of the Paralympics.
The Eddy Martin Special Narrative Prize was awarded to Evián Guerra for his effusive performance narrating the fights that gave Mijaín López the fourth Olympic medal.
The President of the jury urged sports journalists to participate in the contest: “The event should have more participation, sports journalism has significant achievements to participate not only in this, but in any contest.”
Ortega also highlighted the active participation of women in the construction of sports journalism, as well as the role of young people in it. He indicated the need for this event to contribute to the improvement of the sports movement and the Cuban press in general.
The closing words were given by Ricardo Ronquillo who extended congratulations to the winners and encouraged the improvement of the promotion of the contest for future editions.
(Information from Cubajournalists)