Reporters Mike Rowbottom, left, and Liam Morgan, right, have been nominated in Britain's Sports Journalists' Association award ©ITG has been shortlisted for two prizes at the prestigious British Sports Journalism Awards.

Reporter Liam Morgan has been nominated in the young sports writer category while chief feature writer Mike Rowbottom is in the frame for best sports news reporter.

Winners and highly commended entries will be revealed at the 41st staging of the awards, held by the Sports Journalists' Association, on February 26 at the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza in London.

Morgan, who joined insidethegames in January 2015, travelled around the world on a number of assignments last year.

This included covering the International Olympic Committee Session in Lima and World Championships in four sports.

He will travel to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang next week.

"It is great to be nominated with so many other great journalists when the standard of entries was so high," said 25-year-old Morgan.

"I am delighted.

"I'd like to thank editor Duncan Mackay and managing director Sarah Bowron for allowing me to cover some of the best sporting events in the world."

Liam Morgan has travelled around the world reporting for insidethegames ©ITG
Liam Morgan has travelled around the world reporting for insidethegames ©ITG

The winner of the young sports writer category will receive The Ian Wooldridge Trophy, dedicated to the former Daily Mail journalist who died of cancer in 2007.

Also shortlisted are Adam Crafton and Amitai Winehouse from the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday, Ben Fisher from The Guardian and Observer, Amy Lofthouse from the BBC, Hugo Lowell from the i and Tom Roddy from Newsweek.

Rowbottom is shortlisted alongside Elizabeth Ammon from The Times, Ian Herbert from the Daily Mail and Independent, Martha Kelner from The Guardian and Observer, Matt Law from The Telegraph, Matt Lawton from the Daily Mail and Ben Rumsby from The Telegraph.

Rowbottom, who has written for insidethegames since its launch in October 2005, is the only writer nominated for the award in his category who does not work for a British national newspaper.

"For Liam and me to be nominated for such prestigious awards is a great accolade for insidethegames - a fast-expanding site that I am proud to work for," Rowbottom said.

Last year insidethegames was voted the winner of the Best in Sports Media at the Sports Business Awards. 

"Congratulations to Mike and Liam for their nominations which are fully deserved and come after lots of hard work." insidethegames editor Mackay said. 

"It once again highlights that insidethegames is the number one Olympic website in the world."