Congratulations to winners and highly commended students


Prize money sent, trophies on the way to the winners and highly commended certificates are posted. Congratulations again to the students who entered great stories in our annual award. Try again next year if you missed out.

Awards are deeply embedded in the culture of mainstream journalism, so it’s good to get some practice in if you intend on having a reporting career. You learn a lot about your own story and its gaps and writing when you step back and consider which story you’ll enter. Then you think, could the intro have been better? Should I have had more case studies? Was this best as a news story or a feature? A video or print story? A bit of self criticism and reflection goes a long way to improving your next stories.

Enough of that. Have a great break and start planning early in the New Year for what you’ll enter in 2023.