Student Journalism Awards 2006 launched

Entries are open for the Student Journalism Awards 2006, the event that celebrates the work of the next generation of editorial talent in print, broadcasting and online.

The awards, now in their fifth year, are open to people who are studying — or have been during the past 12 months — to be journalists of any discipline and at any level of academic qualification.

Supported by national lottery operator Camelot, the event looks for the best journalists in nine categories — news writer, feature writer, interviewer, scoop, online journalist, radio journalist, television journalist, photographer and team. The winner of each wins £500.

An overall student journalist of the year will be selected from the winners of the individual categories.

Entry forms will be distributed with next week’s Press Gazette and are available at

The deadline for entries, which can be made by the students or their tutors, is Friday 26 May. A panel of influential journalists from the worlds of newspapers, magazines, television, radio and new media will select shortlists and winners.

All shortlisted candidates will be invited to a lunchtime ceremony at the prestigious London headquarters of Reuters on Friday 30 June, where there will also be an opportunity to tour the newsroom and talk to key figures in journalism.

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