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Student Journalist Competition Winners Announced


Capture any aspect where the UK’s membership of the European Union has impacted on the lives of British citizens in a 3-5 minute video. This was the brief we gave to  today's journalism students to mark the 40th anniversary of the UK joining the European Community in 1973.

The competition was run by the Chartered Institute of Journalists (CIoJ).

The Judges were Press Association’s head of video content, Jim Grice; Professor Tim Crook, Professor of Broadcast Journalism at City of Birmingham University and a senior lecturer in media law at Goldsmiths; Anna Averkiou, media trainer and former producer and reporter with the BBC, TV-am, CNN and MBC; and, Michael Green, a BAFTA award nominee. They were looking for quality of content, technical ability and overall presentation, and, are perfectly placed to know if the modern students can cut the mustard in a real newsroom.


First Prize - Land of Opportunity by Ben Hatton and Ellen Millard

The judging panel of professional journalists and producers commented that Ben and Ellen had made a “good selection of immigrant workers with well told back stories.” They had also “provide a nice combination of press headlines with the vox pops” and “had bought the personal stories to life.”


Second Prize - Eastleigh by Nadine Forshaw

Judges were impressed with Nadine's well told story and her analysis of “prejudice around EU in an English town with limited multi cultural plurality”.


Third Prize - Coming to Boston by Helen Barker, Dan Brown and James Euinton

Judges said this had an interesting regional focus and pointed out that EU agricultural immigrants in Lincolnshire contribute to taxes and the video was “well set up visually, with an engaging down to earth voiceover”.