Media awards back on the calendar

Birmingham Press Club to revive showcase for region’s promising media talent.

The talents of the Midlands’ next-generation journalists and photographers are to be showcased at an awards ceremony hosted by Birmingham Press Club.

The Press Club is to revive the Midlands Media Students’ Awards, after a two-year break.

Llewela Bailey (pictured),chairman of the Press Club, said: “The region has a wealth of emerging talent that, I am sure, will guarantee the Midlands continuing to be a hotspot for the development of those working in the media industry. So it is with great pleasure that we are able to recognise such talent by bringing back the media students awards, at the same time acknowledging the support of the region’s universities and colleges, whose range of journalism courses are shaping the skills of those who will be at the forefront of their industry in the future.”

The awards, originally launched to coincide with the Press Club’s 150th anniversary in 2015, will this year be held on 10th April at Mama Roux’s, Digbeth’s latest leisure venue situated at Lower Trinity Street, Birmingham, B9 4AG. Individual tickets are priced at £30, tnc VAT.

Awards categories will include broadcasting, culture, data journalism, features, news, photography, social media and photography.Event organiser Jo Jeffries said that the deadline for receipt of entries was 7th March. A shortlist would be announced after a thorough judging process by a raft of existing established journalists and industry professionals.

• Lincoln University student Natasha Turney, chosen as Student of the Year at the inaugural awards, is now a BBC broadcast journalist, while Worcester University student Conor Rees, who took the accolade in 2016, is publishing a lifestyle magazine.

Full entry details are available here