Public to vote favourite athlete

The ‘People’s choice of the year’ is a category in the SP Sports Awards that is open to the public.

This category is open to the public to vote using their mobile phones.

SP Brewery and the PNG Olympic Committee have expressed the desire to see the public and various stakeholders participate more in the nomination period.

Nominations for the 2019 SP Sports Awards is now open following the launch on February 5th.

On offer are 11 award categories are:

  1. Male athlete of the year
  2. Female athlete of the year
  3. Team of the year
  4. Community sports initiative award
  5. Junior male athlete of the year
  6. Junior female athlete of the year
  7. National performance of the year
  8. Best sportsperson with a disability
  9. Sports official of the year
  10. Sports media award
  11. Sports photo of the year

The deputy secretary-general of the PNG Olympic Committee, Andrew Lepani, says the People’s choice of the year award is not open to nominations but rather, the finalists from the top four categories: the male athlete, female athlete, team of the year and national performance of the year.

“So the three finalists, after they have been determined by the selection panel, they will be eligible for the public to vote on who also is getting the people’s choice of the year award,” he clarified.

“So 12 categories is part of the 2019 SP Sports Awards.”

SMS voting for this category will open in April.

Everyone is reminded to include supporting documents such as news articles, photos and other references with the filled-out nomination form to enhance their nomination.

Nominations can be dropped at specially marked boxes at the PNG Olympic Committee office at Four-Mile in NCD or other selected locations.

The nomination forms can also be collected at the PNG Olympic Committee Office in Port Moresby or downloaded from their website.

Nomination Form:

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