Roar News win big at SPA Awards 2015
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The best student journalists and publications were commended at the third annual Student Publication Association Awards on 11th April at the University of Southampton. King’s College London’s Roar News cleaned up, snatching four awards for Best Publication, Best Website, Best Design – Newspaper and Best Entertainment Piece. The newspaper were also highly commended in the Best News Story and Best Feature categories. National Student Founder James Thornhill and Editor Lucy Miller were again on the judging panel. James passed judgement on the Best Interview (awarding Lauren Boyd at Gair Rhydd the prize) and Best Publication, while Lucy awarded Harry Lawson from Roar News in the Best Entertainment Piece category. Before the award ceremony James said, “This year’s SPA Awards really show the high-level of quality across student publications in the UK. In the two categories I judged it was a very difficult decision with all entries being of a very high standard.” “If this lot are the future of media, it’s in very safe hands.” The full list of winners is as follows: Best Feature – judged by Tom Whitely, deputy editor of The Daily Mash Highly commended - Delara Shakib at ROAR News Winner - Jason Roberts at Quench Best Interview - judged by James Thornhill, Founder of The National Student Highly commended - Harrison Jones - Exepose Winner - Lauren Boyd at Gair Rhydd Best News Story – judged by William Coles, a journalist and novelist who’s worked for The Sun, The Daily Mail and The Huffington Post Highly commended - Dulcie Lee, ROAR News Winner - Sarah Manavis and Thurston Smalley, The Student Best Entertainment Piece – judged by Lucy Miller, Editor at The National Student Highly commended - Hannah Hemmings, The Edge Winner - Harry Lawson from ROAR News Best Use of Digital Media - judged by Brenda Wong from Student Beans, The Beans Group Highly Commended - BlueMoon, University of Hertfordshire Winner - Epigram, University of Bristol Best University Sports Coverage - judged by a judge from the Football Association
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