Trinity College students the big winners of Smedia awards
University won 10 awards, including editor and newspaper of the year
Catherine Healy of The Trinity News, which won Newspaper of the Year at the KBC National Student Media Awards in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times
Trinity College Dublin was the big winner at the 15th National Student Media (Smedia) awards on Thursday night, picking up ten awards.
The awards received over 1,000 entries from student journalists, broadcasters and producers.
Grainne Loughran of University College Dublin won journalist of the year and Tiberio Ventura of Griffith College Dublin won photographer of the year.
TN2 Magazine: Meadhbh McGrath of TCD won editor of the year for TN2 Magazine.
The award for newspaper of the year, sponsored by The Irish Times and judged by features editor of The Irish Times , Conor Goodman, went to Trinity News from Trinity College.
It was one of ten awards that Trinity students won, in a year where the college dominated in the event.
Trinity News, edited by Catherine Healy also won Layout and Design of the Year, Website of the Year and Web Designer of the Year.
Dublin City University won all six of the radio category awards including the award for best Irish language radio show.
Griffith College Dublin also won six awards, including Sports Photographer, Photographer of the Year, and TV Production.
University College Cork won five awards including the Outstanding Achievement Award which went to Cathal O’Gara for his six years of dedication to student media.
UCC’s Motley Magazine won Magazine of the Year and the People’s Choice Award, voted for by the public.
University College Dublin’s publication, the University Observer newspaper won three awards including Journalist of the Year, Features Writer and Short Story.
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology won three awards in the film category, Best Short Film, Film Script of the Year, and Short Animation of the Year.