Media Awards Categories
The Courier Journalist of the Year
This award is for the individual that has produced a high standard of content for numerous sections of the newspaper across the year, demonstrating the ability to write reports, features and reviews.
The Courier Article of the Year
This award is for a piece of written work that has been included in The Courier this year, displaying a high quality of writing that informs, analyses and entertains.
The Courier Award for Photography and Illustration
This award is for a photographer or illustrator that has consistently produced high quality images for The Courier, greatly improving the quality of the paper throughout the year.
The Courier Sub-editor of the Year
This award is for the individual member of the sub-editorial team that has made a significantly notable contribution to the sub-editorial team. This individual has demonstrated consistently strong editorial skill and has used their knowledge to help others.
The Courier Section of the Year
This award is for the section of the newspaper that has demonstrated a consistently high standard of editing, creativity and overall execution of production across the year.
Outstanding Contribution to The Courier
This award is given to an individual based on their active involvement in The Courier throughout the year. This individual has demonstrated great enthusiasm for student journalism, and has gone above and beyond to make marked positive contributions to The Courier.
NSR Newcomer of the Year
This award is for the individual that has shown great commitment, ambition and potential in their first year with NSR.
NSR Presenter of the Year
This award is for a presenter who is exceptional in their manner, creativity and style. They are an example to others on presenting.
NSR Music Show of the Year
This award is for an exceptional show that focuses on music to create interesting and innovative content with exceptional presenting.
NSR Entertainment Show of the Year
This award is for the show that centres around a concept and is an example of exceptional presenting, content and innovation in student radio.
NSR Show of the Year
This award is an individual or team who have produced a radio show of exceptional quality, ranging from presenting talent to innovative content. They will have gone beyond to be original and may have (although not necessarily) considered things like social media, tech, creating a brand etc. The winner can be for a series of exceptional shows under one name or alternatively an individual special event show.
Outstanding Contribution to NSR
This award is given to an individual based on their active involvement with NSR. This individual has demonstrated great passion for radio and has gone above and beyond to make marked positive contributions to NSR.
NUTV Producer of the Year
This award is for the individual who has shown a consistently high standard of key production acumen, timekeeping and reliability across the year.
NUTV Editor of the Year
This award is for the individual who has demonstrated a consistently high standard of technical and artistic editing skills whilst always meeting the producer's requirements and making significant contributions during the post-production process.
NUTV Presenter of the Year
This award is for the presenter who possess excellent communication, presentation skills and has the ability to improvise when necessary research and interviewing skills. Has great charm and knows his/her audience. They are calm under pressure, portray confidence and is humorous when required.
NUTV Newcomer of the Year
This award is for the newcomer who has been deeply enthusiastic about taking part in NUTV activities. They have shown internet in various events and shows and been there when someone shouted for help, be it editing, presenting, filming or producing. In a nutshell someone who has been a helping hand and up for things.
NUTV Show of the Year
This award is for the show that has been consistent in releasing their episodes, which has regularly engaged a high number of viewers. This show has had an industry-standard editing, filming, presenting and producing.
Outstanding Contribution to NUTV
This award is given to an individual for their outstanding contribution to NUTV. This individual is an extremely active member of NUTV and has gone above and beyond in their contributions. Whether this individual has contributed to the processes of producing, editing, presenting or filming, above all this individual has used their initiative to provoke lasting positive changes to NUTV.
The Monica Doughty Award
This award is given to an individual for their dedication and commitment to student media throughout their time at university, significantly contributing to and improving either The Courier, NSR or NUTV. The award is named after Monica Doughty, who gave forty years to The Courier. She acted as an administrator, manager and lawyer for the paper, which was recognised with an Honorary Fellowship before she passed away last year.