Every year, we receive complaints regarding the cost of entering the National Student Media Awards.

So, here’s a breakdown of why we charge per submission.

Each Smedia entry costs €15, and every entry after that is an additional €10, e.g. two submissions would be €25, three submissions would be €35.

The reason we have a fee for entering the Smedias is simple, we are looking for the best of the best! We want to ensure that the content the entrants are putting forward is their best work, and let’s face it – you are not going to throw away fifteen quid to submit any old rubbish.

This ensures that the Smedias remain a reputable award that will look impressive on any CV, and helps maintain the high quality of work we receive.

We are all about the students – we are an organisation for students, run by students, and we are not trying to con you guys out of your hard earned cash. The fee you pay to enter goes towards the cost of couriering entries back and forth from our various judges – we make sure your work is handled with the utmost care!

We’d like to thank you all for your submissions, and making the Smedias one of the highlights of the student calendar.