Students invited to create a mag

Students on Periodicals Training Council-accredited journalism courses are being given the chance to create their own magazine and have their work seen by influential publishers.

The Magazine Academy competition, run by the Periodical Publishers Association, is now inviting entries.

Students must produce an A4 24-page magazine in one of these sectors: teen, women’s lifestyle (fashion and beauty), sports or homes and gardens.

They can also come up with their own idea.

Students must create the cover, editorial, photography, advertisements, design and layouts. The winning magazine will be printed and bound professionally by Polestar and distributed to editors and publishers.

The deadline for entries is 14 May.

Judging will take place in June and the winners will be announced at a reception in London in July.

Last year’s winner was Dedicated Magazine, by trainee journalists at Cardiff University. The judging panel included Lindsay Nicholson, editor-inchief of Good Housekeeping, and Nicholas Brett, deputy managing director of BBC Magazines.

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