The Red Smith Award is given annually by the Associated Press Sports Editors to a writer or editor who has made major contributions to sports journalism.
The award is regarded as the highest sports journalism honor in the country. Recipients are enshrined at the APSE Red Smith Hall of Fame, located at the Indiana University National Sports Journalism Center in downtown Indianapolis.
The award is named after Red Smith, whose sportswriting career spanned five decades. He was the award’s first winner in 1981.
Former APSE President Todd M. Adams maintains a comprehensive web site featuring profiles on past Red Smith Award winners.