Journalism Awards logo 2022

The annual University of Salford Journalism Awards is back for its TENTH year!

After two years celebrating online, we are pleased to announce that this year’s ceremony will take place in person at the Salford Museum and Art Gallery on Thursday 19 May!

Only University of Salford Journalism and PR students or graduates, alongside staff and presenters, are eligible to attend.

Tickets can be booked here.

Good luck to all our fantastic students! We will share details of the winners after the event, but you can read more about this year's amazing judges and the individual awards categories below. 

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Watch the live stream of the awards ceremony on 19 May:

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The 2022 Award Categories

1st Year Student Award

An award which recognises a student who has performed outstandingly during their first year on the course. Engaging fully with journalism, developing new skills and contributing full effort throughout the year.

2nd Year Student Award

An award which recognises a student who has performed outstandingly during their first and second year on the course. Engaging fully with journalism, developing new skills and contributing full effort throughout their studies.

3rd Year Student Award

An award which recognises a student who has performed outstandingly during their 1st, 2nd and 3rd years on the course. Engaging fully with journalism, developing new skills and contributing full effort throughout their studies.  

Postgraduate Student Award

An award which recognises a student who has performed outstandingly during their postgraduate year on the course. Engaging fully with journalism or PR, developing new skills or contributing full effort throughout their studies.

Feature Writer of the Year Award

This award recognises a student who has written an outstanding original feature. This could include any subject such as; local interest, human interest, politics, celebrity, music etc.

Broadcast Journalist of the Year Award

This award recognises a student who has produced an outstanding piece of radio or television journalism.

Steve Panter Multimedia Journalist of the Year Award

This is an award for the best original news or feature article in multimedia journalism, produced in either print, magazine or online.

Sports Journalist of the Year Award

This is an award for the best piece of sports journalism across a range a of platforms, including television, radio, print or online.

Best PR of the Year Award

This is an award for the best piece of PR work, which could include campaigns, written proposals, press releases, presentations, infographics, social media or other.

Photojournalist of the Year Award

This is an award for the best piece of photojournalism, including specific photographs or a portfolio.

Eddie Lowey Award

This is the final prestigious award, chosen by our team of academic staff, for a student who has demonstrated complete dedication, ambition and determination throughout their time at Salford. Eddie Lowey helps to fund the Journalism Awards each year via his Lady Monica Cockfield Memorial Fund.

Nominees

You can see what our nominees had to say below by clicking on their image. 

Steve Panter Multimedia Journalist of the Year Award

Charlotte Hardman

Harriet Heywood

Melanie Cionco

Sports Journalism of the Year Award

Evan Hurst

Lewis Robinson

Samuel Taylor

Photojournalist of the Year Award

Emmie Norton

George Icke

Harriet Heywood

Feature Writer of the Year Award

Ben Rudd

Melanie Cionco

Scarlett Mullender

Broadcast Journalist of the Year Award

Aaron Benzoe

Emmie Norton

Harriet Heywood

Best PR of the Year Award

Aisha Aro-Lambo

Alexandra Openshaw

Rose McMillan

First Year Student Award

George Icke

Heather Davey

Scarlett Mullender

Second Year Student Award

Ellie Wallace-Mckay Richards

Heba Abu Hamideh

Niamh McDermott

Third Year Student Award

Aaron Benzoe

Harriet Heywood 

Sophie Hodgetts

Postgraduate Student Award

Aisha Aro-Lambo

Kelsey Haslam

Olivia Snelson

Eddie Lowey Award for an Outstanding Student: Announced on the night!