Illustrated Book of the Year

About The Award

The Sports Book Awards Illustrated Book of the Year brings together the most beautiful and original visualisations of sport. Previous winners include photographic explorations into sports most iconic moments, pictorial guides to the UK’s most famous sporting institutions and stunning collections from the UK’s most talented sports photographers.

Illustrated Book of the Year Winner 2020_

A Life Behind the Lens

By Richard Pelham

A Life Behind the Lens is a collection of the very best work of Richard ‘Dickie’ Pelham, the multi award-winning chief sports photographer of The Sun for the past 30 years. He has covered six Olympic Games, six World Cups, any number of Test matches and many championship boxing bouts, capturing the moments of triumph and despair.

Illustrated Book of the YEar Shortlist 2021_

We Are Home
Mike Dunn & AFC Wimbledon
This Is Cricket
Daniel Melamud
Skate Like A Girl
Carolina Amell
British Football’s Greatest Grounds
Mike Bayly
175 Years of Surrey County Cricket Club
Surrey CCC

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