IN what was a first at the SAM-100PLUS Awards yesterday, photography house was selected as the winner in the award for the Best Photograph of the Year.

Mohd Hizami Roslan winning photo depicts Pol Espargaro of Monster Yamaha Tech 3 lying on the ground after being thrown from his bike following a violent crash during qualifying for last year’s MotoGP at the Sepang International Circuit.

Y.B. Khairy Jamaluddin, the Minister for Youth and Sports , was on hand to deliver the prize.




  1. Best News Report – Print – Mohd Ikhsan Firdaus Azm, Kosmo! 
  1. Best News Report – Electronic – Hasnida Hanim Ahmad Kamil and Mohd Suhaili Sulaiman, TV3 
  1. Best Commentary – Print – Haresh Singh, The Malay Mail 
  1. Best Commentary – Elektronic – Ku Mohd Lufti Ku Yahya and Japeridin Sampol, RTM 
  1. Special Report – Mohd Rizal Hashim – Astro Digital Publication 
  1. Best Photo – Mohd Hizami Roslan, 
  1. Overall Journalism Award – Mohd Rizal Hashim – Astro Digital Publication 
  1. Athlete of the Year – Datuk Nicol Ann David
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