The European Commission Representation Office in Dublin and The Irish Times have teamed up to organise this new category - The European Commission Award for Student Journalism.
In addition to winning a National Student Media Award, the winning candidate will also walk away with €1,000 prize money, a trip to Brussels in Autumn 2014 and have their piece published in The Irish Times.
The new category asks students to put together an article on “The European Union- what it means to me”. The article should deal with how the writer has had personal experience of the European Union in his or her life. Students are free to cover any aspect of the EU that they find interesting. This is a great opportunity for students looking to pursue a career in journalism and The National Student Media Awards are delighted to offer this amazing chance to students throughout Ireland.
All articles submitted will be judged by an independent panel and the winning entry will be published in The Irish Times on Europe Day, May 9, 2014 when the writer will be invited to European Union House and presented with their prizes. The winner will also be presented with a National Student Media Award on the 9th of April.
The best five articles will be published on line on The Irish Times website and on the website of the European Commission Representation website. In addition, the winner will also be receive prize money of €1,000 and an invitation to accompany a group of senior national journalists on an information trip to Brussels in Autumn 2014.
This award will be taking entries in until the 25th March, which is an extension on the other award entries.