The Harry Gordon Australian Sports Journalist of the Year Award, now in its second year, recognises excellence in sports journalism in all media across all codes and all regions of Australia.
The winner receives a $10,000 prize, a certificate and national recognition for their achievement.
The prize is provided by the Melbourne Press Club with support from the Club’s joint principal sponsor, Virgin Australia.
Harry Gordon, one of the greatest war correspondents, sports writers and editors of his generation, died in January 2015, aged 89.
The inaugural winner of the award was Gerard Whateley of the ABC. In 2016 Caroline Wilson of The Age was named the winner.
The 2016 independent judges of the award were Neil Mitchell, Roy Masters and Louise Evans.
To find out more about Harry Gordon's illustrious career, click here.