Monday, March 16, 2009
From the Guardian
The Guardian Student Media Awards 2009 have now launched!
Now in their 31st year, the Guardian Student Media Awards have made 100s of media moguls out of mere mortals including some of the country's most successful journalists, editors, broadcasters, designers and photographers. Past winners, including Andrew Rawnsley, Rankin, Jonathan Freedland and Emily Barr , who have all gone on to build successful careers in their chosen fields.
Now it's your chance to show you've got what it takes to develop a lasting career in the media.
However limited your resources, our experienced judging panel will recognise the kind of imagination and energy that will drive a successful career in media. They know, because they've been in your position, and if you're successful, pretty soon you could be in theirs.
This year's judging panel consists of many leading figures from the media industry including Alan Rusbridger, editor, the Guardian; Sam Baker, editor-in-chief, Red; Jeremy Langmead, editor, Esquire; Jane Bruton, editor-in-chief, Grazia; Jane Martinson, editor, MediaGuardian; Christina Lamb, author and Foreign Affairs, correspondent, Sunday Times; Evan Davis, presenter, Today Programme, Radio 4; Bryan Appleyard, author and Sunday Times writer; Carolyn Roberts, creative director, The Observer; Fiona Shields, Picture editor, the Guardian; Janine Gibson, Editor guardian.co.uk; Adam Gee, Commissioning Editor, Cross-platform Factual, Channel 4; Peter Barron, Head of Communications and Public Affairs, Google UK; Jon Snow, Presenter, Channel 4 News; Colin Murray, presenter, BBC radio and Channel Five; Kay Burley, Sky News Presenter; Sarah Miller, Editor, Conde Nast Traveller; Polly Toynbee, Columnist, The Guardian; Conor McNicholas, editor, NME; Eleanor Oldroyd, Broadcaster, BBC Sport and Tim Lewis, editor, Observer Sport Monthly
With 13 categories ranging from newspaper and magazine of the year, to best design and broadcaster of the year, there is an opportunity for every contributor to your student publication/ station to win - so make sure you enter as many categories as possible.
A full list of categories and details of how to enter are in the application pack enclosed, and at
Winners will be awarded cash prizes and work experience at the Guardian and Sky News. There is even an NME blogging internship on offer. One overall winner displaying outstanding talent and promise will win an extended six week work placement at the Guardian and £1650 subsistence allowance.
The shortlist will be announced in MediaGuardian in September. The winners will be revealed after the Guardian Student Media Conference at the awards ceremony in late Autumn 2009.