This was in tribute to one of the ABC’s greatest ever sports commentators Benny Pike (former Olympic boxer). Benny’s broadcasts with the late George Grljusich, who passed away in 2007 became legendary. Their coverage of the boxing at the Commonwealth and Olympic Games was always the most entertaining aspect of the broadcasts. As the ABC PR states: “The two of them could make a flyweight bout between a Moroccan and a Ugandan a riveting, edge-of-the-seat experience.”
I should add that I gave myself the Award on several occasions for embarrassing mistakes in print and on air, including the publication of a photograph of Jimi Hendrix playing the guitar right-handed!
Thanks to Gerald McNamara for this poster and the suggestion to reinstate the award in 2013.
Our first nominee for this year is this brilliant Justin Townes Earle poster.
Contributions will be gratefully accepted throughout the year.