NZME journalists have dominated the finalists for the annual TP McLean Sports Journalism Awards, with no less than 15 nominations across 11 categories.
The winners will be announced at an awards dinner on December 10, when the CBL Insurance Supreme Sports Journalist of the Year will also be announced.
New Zealand Herald journalist Dylan Cleaver cleaned up at last year's awards for his work on cricket's match-fixing saga and Cleaver is a finalist in three categories (print feature, column and community/recreation/adventure reporting) this year too.
Dana Johannsen, also a former supreme winner, is a finalist in two categories (news reporting - print and online, and column), as are Steven Holloway (news reporting and column) and photographer Brett Phibbs (sports portfolio, and community sports/recreational/adventure photography portfolio).
Patrick McKendry is a finalist in sports news reporting, David Skipwith in the DJ Cameron young journalist award and Andrew Alderson in the best community sports/recreational/adventure reporting.
Radio Sport's Nigel Yalden is a finalist for sports radio broadcasting, the Bay of Plenty Times' John Borren for community sports/recreational/adventure photography portfolio and Hawke's Bay Today's Anendra Singh for best provincial/community journalist.
More than 120 entries were received.
The finalists for the 2015 Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards are:
Bankstream Award for Sports News Reporting - Print and online
Steven Holloway (NZ Herald), Dana Johannsen (NZ Herald), Patrick McKendry (NZ Herald), Jonathan Millmow, (Dom-Post).
Wilson Award for Sports Broadcasting - Radio
John Day (Radio Live), Katarina Williams (Radio Live), Nigel Yalden (Radio Sport)
Sileni Wine Estates Award for Sports News Reporting - Television
Kimberlee Downs (TVNZ), Stephen Stuart (TVNZ), Shaun Summerfield (MediaworksTV)
NZOC Award for Sports Broadcast Feature - Radio/Television
Barbara Dreaver and Louisa Cleave (TVNZ), Stacey Kearns & Blair Dainty (SKY TV), Shaun Summerfield (MediaworksTV)
Wilson Award for Sports Feature - Print
Dylan Cleaver (NZ Herald), Matt Richens (The Press), Adrian Seconi (Otago Daily Times)
Bankstream Award for Sports Column/Opinion - all media
Dylan Cleaver (NZ Herald), Marc Hinton (Fairfax Media), Steven Holloway (NZ Herald), Dana Johannsen (NZ Herald).
NZME Award for Best Community Sports/Recreational/Adventure reporting
Andrew Alderson (NZME - Herald), Dylan Cleaver (NZ Herald), Daniel Silverton (Times Newspapers)
New Zealand Herald DJ Cameron Young Journalist Award
Patrick Dawkins (Marlborough Express), Kimberlee Downs (TVNZ), Simon Hampton (Mediaworks TV), David Skipwith (NZ Herald)
NZSJA Award for Best Provincial/Community Journalist
Aaron Goile (Waikato Times), Phillip Rollo (Nelson Mail), Anendra Singh (Hawkes Bay Today)
Award for Sports Photography - Portfolio
Andrew Cornaga (Photosport). Brett Phibbs (NZ Herald), Chris Symes (Media Images)
Award for Community Sports/Recreational/Adventure Photography - Portfolio
John Borren (BOP Times), Iain McGregor (The Press), Brett Phibbs (NZ Herald).