The Sports Book Awards Judging Process

Many of our category winners are voted on by our prestigious Sports Book Awards Judging Academy. Our esteemed judges include our most decorated sports writers, leading pundits, world cup winning captains, as well as association bodies, TV commentary teams and well-known cultural personalities. For the first time, four categories will be decided by an online web-poll divided into two constituencies, a public vote and a specialist SBA Academy vote, weighted equally and combined to provide the winners. 

The 2021 Judging panels will be announced soon...

Best Sports Writing of the Year 2021

Judging Panel

Annie Vernon

Olympic Rowing Silver Medallist

Oliver Brown

Telegraph Chief Sports Writer

Christine Ohuruogu

Olympic Sprint Champion

Adam Smith

Sky Boxing

Simon Halliday

Chairman, European Rugby

Cycling Book of the Year 2021

Judging Panel

Annie Vernon

Olympic Rowing Silver Medallist

Oliver Brown

Telegraph Chief Sports Writer

Christine Ohuruogu

Olympic Sprint Champion

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Sports book awards 2021 Judging Chair

THE SPORTS BOOK AWARDS JUDGING ACADEMY

Philippe Auclair

Miles Jupp

Derek Barnard

Joey Barton

Jackie Beltrao

Simon Brotherton

Josh Burrows

Orla Chennaoui

Andrew Cotter

Humphrey Cubbold

Jill Douglas

Katie Field

Hugh Godwin

Darren Gough

Karthi Gnanasegaram

Dame Katherine Grainger

Simon Halliday

Adam Hathaway

Laurence Howell

Tony Hudd

Seema Jaswal

Hyder Jawad

Alison Kervin

Alan Pearey

Rishi Persad

Darren Lewis

Martin Lipton

David Millar

Fran Millar

Belinda Moore

Brian Moore

John Mullin

Christine Ohuruogu

Vikki Orvice

Christian Radnedge

Sir Tim Rice

Brian Scovell

Craig Slater

Clare Tomlinson

Annie Vernon

Isabelle Westbury

Richard Whitehead

Bob Willis

David Willis

Rugby Writers’
Association

Football Writers’
Association

Sky Sports Cricket
Commentary Team

Andrew Strauss

Beth Tweddle

Lawrence Dallaglio

Isa Guha

Gabby Logan

Andrew Cotter

Patrick Barclay

Louise Minchin

Adam Smith

Annie Vernon

Nick Hoult

Clement Linox

Ben Shires

Sir Michael Parkinson