Entries Open for Scottish Student Journalism Awards

Top figures from the nation’s media are searching for the journalists of tomorrow with the launch this week of the Scottish Student Journalism Awards (SSJA).

An impressive panel including the Daily Record columnist Joan McAlpine MSP will judge submissions from journalism students at universities and colleges across Scotland.

Other judges will include Jim Wilson, editor of the Sunday Mail; Matt Roper, the digital news editor at STV; and Jackie Bird, the BBC Scotland news presenter.

The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony on Thursday 29 May in ARTA, Glasgow. The host of this year’s ceremony will be Stephen Jardine who has previously worked for STV, GMTV and Radio Tay and now runs his own PR company, Taste Communications.

There are 11 categories across print, broadcast and online, including a new category, Broadcast Story of the Year. 

There are a variety of prizes for the winning students including media work placements and cash prizes.

You can find all the updates on the Facebook page by searching Scottish Student Journalism Awards 2014 or on the Twitter page @SSJA2014

The awards are open to all journalism students studying at higher and further education in Scotland. The deadline for submissions is Friday 11 April before 5pm. All submissions should be sent to ssjaapplications2014@gmail.com

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