Glasgow students win top Press Awards

Glasgow students win top Press Awards

Issued: Thu, 29 May 2008 12:13:00 BST

Glasgow students have excelled in The Herald Scottish Student Press Awards announced yesterday.

Chris Watt, co-editor on the Glasgow University Guardian newspaper won the prestigious Student Journalist of the Year award. He also won ‘Best News Writer’ and a commendation in the ‘Best Features Writer’ category.

The Glasgow University Guardian – co-edited by Chris Watt and Lucy Smith - won ‘Best Newspaper’.

GUM (Glasgow University magazine), edited by Zoe Grams, won 'Best Student magazine'.

James Porteous won 'Best Photographer' for his work in Glasgow University Guardian.

Suzi Higton, Glasgow University Guardian, was a runner up in the 'Best Sports Writer' category.

And Qmunicate - the magazine for the Queen Margaret Union edited by Scott Forsyth and Kat Borrowdale - was a runner up in the 'Best Student magazine' category.

The full Herald Scottish Student Press Awards winners’ list is as follows:

Best News Writer (sponsored by BT Scotland)
Winner - Chris Watt
Glasgow University Guardian - University of Glasgow

Runners up - Dominic Hinde - Student - University of Edinburgh
Robert Williams - The Saint - University of St.Andrews

Best Features Writer (sponsored by Glasgow Film Festival)
Winner - James Ellingworth
Student - University of Edinburgh

Runners up - Chris Watt (Commendation) - Glasgow University Guardian - University of Glasgow
Adeel Amini - Student - University of Edinburgh

Best Sports Writer (sponsored by Bank of Scotland)
Winner - Martin Domin
Student - University of Edinburgh

Runner up - Suzi Higton - Glasgow University Guardian - University of Glasgow

Best Photographer (sponsored by Nikon)
Winner - James Porteous
Glasgow University Guardian - University of Glasgow

Runners up - James Robertson - Student - University of Edinburgh
Sam Dyer - Glasgow Metropolitan College
Kirsty Nichol - Glasgow Metropolitan College

Best Magazine
Winner - GUM
University of Glasgow - Editor: Zoe Grams

Runners up - Retrospect (Highly Commended) - University of Edinburgh - Editor: Beth Mellor
The Skinny Fest (Commended) - University of Edinburgh - Editor: Miles Johnston
Qmunicate - University of Glasgow - Editors: Scott Forsyth / Kat Borrowdale

Best Newspaper
Winner - Glasgow University Guardian
University of Glasgow - Editors: Chris Watt / Lucy Smith

Runners up - The Journal (Highly Commended) - University of Edinburgh - Editor: Ben Judge
Brig - University of Stirling - Editor: Mark Cullen

New Media (sponsored by Microsoft Scotland)
Winner - The Journal
University of Edinburgh - Website: www.journal-online.co.uk

Runners up - Glasgow University Guardian - University of Glasgow - Website: www.glasgowguardian.co.uk
Rupert Williams - University of Aberdeen - Website: www.unbez.co.uk

Student Journalist of the Year
Winner - Chris Watt
Glasgow University Guardian - University of Glasgow

Webpages: http://www.theherald.co.uk/sspa2008/


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