Australian Success at World Trotting Conference

03 June 2019
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Australia has again tasted success in the international media landscape as part of the International Media Awards, which were presented on the final night of the World Trotting Conference in Stockholm on Friday.

The International Media Awards recognise the best harness racing media worldwide and votes are taken by Member Countries as part of the World Trotting Conference. To be eligible, the media must have been published in the two years preceding the conference (i.e. 2017 and 2018.)

Victorian based journalist, Paul Courts won his second successive International Media Award in taking out the Best Magazine Article for his feature article titled ‘Turning tragedy into triumph’ which was published on harnessnews.com.au in February 2017. This article was a winner of the Graham Goffin Memorial Award as the Best Feature Article in the 2017 Joseph Coulter Media Awards.

Of course, ‘Turning tragedy into triumph’ documents the background to the now international Team Teal campaign which raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Women’s Cancer Foundation as a tribute to the passing of Lyn McPherson from ovarian cancer in 2010.

The award will be presented to Paul at a later date.

The article may be found here: https://www.harness.org.au/hra/awards/2017/Best%20Feature.pdf

The full listing of International Media Award winners: http://media.wtc2019.se/2019/06/MediaAwardsPresentation.pdf