“This is a fantastic number,” said Ronnie Mea, from the PNGSF, who is also a member of the SP Sports Awards Committee.
“But it is with no surprise as 2017 recorded a number of international sporting achievements in a number of codes.”
This year, the OSEP Sports Official of the Year category collected the highest number of nominations.
Mea said 21 nominations were received for 12 sports officials.
All nominations are now with the PNGSF.