Scottish Student Press Competition Announces Shortlist

An one-week internship at The Herald newspaper awaits each of the category winners from a student press awards competition being organised by the newspaper and which has announced its shortlist of contenders.

This is the 15th annual Scottish Student Press Awards, with the winners due to be announced a week today.

While the winner of each category will receive a one-week internship with The Herald, the person chosen as Student Journalist of the Year will receive a four-week placement.

It's understood the finalists in the Best Photographer category will have the honour of having their work exhibited at The Lighthouse – the venue for the awards ceremony – until next month. 

The shortlist reads: 

Best News Writer, sponsored by BT Scotland

Marcus Kernohan, The Journal, Edinburgh University; Alan Robertson, Strathclyde Telegraph, Strathclyde University; Nick Sikora, Glasgow University Guardian, Glasgow University.

Best Features Writer, sponsored by

Nick Hanlon, Cardonald Courier, Cardonald College; Dan Heap and Julia Symmes Cobb, The Student, Edinburgh University; Melissa Steer, The Saint, St Andrews University.

Best Sports Writer

Stephen Coutts, The Dirty Tackle, West of Scotland University; James Ellingworth, The Student, Edinburgh University; Sean Gibson, The Journal, Edinburgh universities.

Best Photographer, sponsored by The Lighthouse

Ivan Arlandis, Jon Davey, Angela Isac, Otto Koota, all from Stevenson College.

Best Use of Multimedia, sponsored by Scotland’s Colleges

Stephen Coutts, The Dirty Tackle – www.thedirty, West of Scotland University; Nick Sikora, Glasgow University Guardian –, Glasgow University; Frederik Subei, The 4th Pillar –, City of Glasgow College; Robert Tennant, The Perspective –, St Andrews University.

Best College Publication, sponsored by SQA

Cardonald Courier, Cardonald College; and The Convergent, City of Glasgow College.

Best Magazine

The Convergent, City of Glasgow College; The Edit, Glasgow Caledonian University; EUSCI Magazine, Edinburgh University; qmunicate, Glasgow University.

Best Newspaper

Strathclyde Telegraph, Strathclyde University; The Saint, St Andrews University; The Student, Edinburgh University.