Hello everyone! 

The Smedias are getting closer and closer and we hope you’re just as excited as we are! 

For the 20th year in a row, we are celebrating the best students have to offer in journalism, TV, film, photography, radio, and more! Due to recent circumstances, we can’t celebrate the awards in our usual fashion, but, there was just so much talent this year that we had to ensure that all of your hard work was still rewarded. 

We would like to thank everyone for getting involved, the level of work we received was amazing, especially considering the stressful circumstances! To everyone who entered something, you should all be very proud. 

A big thank you again, and please keep an eye on our social medias, @thesmedias on Instagram, Smedias on Facebook, and @TheSmedias on Twitter. Date of winners announcement to be confirmed so please keep an eye out of updates.

Now, without further ado, what you’ve all been waiting for!

Small College / Society Publication of the Year

Dub 8 Griffith College Dublin
KEDINational University of Ireland , Galway
The LibertyTechnological University Dublin
Trinity Film Review Trinity College Dublin
Uprooted – UCC Environmental SocietyUniversity College Cork

Short Story of the Year

Dara BrowneAshesDublin City University 
Jason KennealyRoman CandlesColáiste Dhúlaigh
Michael O’CallaghanA Lonely Grave on the West CoastDublin Business School 
Nirali Bhatt-RobertsRootsQueen’s University Belfast
Shane BreenThe Parable of Nicholas Fare DulapMaynooth University

Blog of the Year

Adam BolandSmall ChangeDublin City University 
Alisha HoulihanEat Sleep City RepeatGriffith College Dublin
Ash PotterAsh Potter’s BlogGriffith College Dublin
Hugh McInerney, Kyle OhlendieckTrinity TruthsTrinity College Dublin
Sadhbh SullivanSadhbhersUniversity College Cork

Video Journalist of the Year

Amy BlaneyNational University of Ireland, Galway
Dara BrowneDublin City University 
Katie MartinUniversity of Limerick
Maired ClearyUniversity of Limerick
Mostafa DarwishUniversity of Limerick

Radio Production of the Year – Arts and Features

Aimee Bell, Cailtin Hurley, Alison Totten, Ellery WoofQueen’s University Belfast
Catherine MurphyTUD Dublin City centre
Cillian CallaghanWired FM (MIC & LIT)
Matthew Moynihan University College Cork
Sean McHugh Technological University Dublin

Magazine of the Year

Baked GoodsGriffith College Dublin
BlossomTechnological University of Dublin City Campus
GrapevineGriffith College Cork
Grif-itUniversity of Limerick
The University Times MagazineTrinity College Dublin,

Sports Photographer of the Year

Alex ConnollyTrinity College Dublin
Ben BradyDun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design + Technology
Meabh Charlton Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design + Technology
Sathishaa M. K. MohanDublin City University 
Stephen William Gerard Kisbey-GreenDublin City University

Film Script of the Year

Brian ConnellyHouse Always winsTrinity College Dublin
Emmanuel OkoyeBel AmiTrinity College Dublin
Hiram HarringtonBody ElectricTrinity College Dublin
Marketa Ni EithirTale Trinity College Dublin
Ren O HareHotel Trinity College Dublin

TV Production Irish – Leiríucháin Teilifíse i nGaelige

Amii McGuinnessPágánachWaterford Institute of Technology
Caoimhe Morrissey & Andrew O’LearyGuth an CheoilWaterford Institute of Technology
John Foley DíoltasWaterford Institute of Technology
Kevin DalyAn Sean LéimWaterford Institute of Technology
Morgan MansfieldOglaigh RojavaWaterford Institute of Technology

Website of the Year

An FocalUniversity of Limerick
Motley MagazineUniversity College Cork
THE CIRCULARGriffith College Dublin
TRINITY NEWSTrinity College Dublin
UNIVERSITY OBSERVERUniversity College Dublin

RSA Award for Journalism relating to Road Safety

Andrea AndresUniversity College Dublin
Méabh Clare LonerganUniversity College Cork
Molly O’RourkeUniversity College Cork
Nathan YoungUniversity College Dublin
Róisín PhelanDublin City University

News Photographer of the Year

Kate SwiftGriffith College Dublin
Meabh Clare LonerganUniversity College Cork
Oisin JacksonGriffith College Dublin
Richard WrightDun Laoghaire FEI
Shona ConnollyPearse College

SFI Award for Journalism relating to Science and Technology

Emma DonohoeTrinity College Dublin
Enya O’Connell-HusseyTrinity College Dublin
Niamh BrowneUniversity College Cork
Patrick HenryNational University of Ireland Galway
Sam Cox Trinity College Dublin

EPA Award for Journalism relating to the Environment

Katie Burke A series of articles on sustainable fashionUniversity College Cork
Katie Glavin and Siobhan Comyns The Saga of the Brown Bin (investigative piece)University of Limerick
Killian Kelly  A podcast on air pollutionUniversity College Cork
Niamh Guiry The Climate BogeymanUniversity College Cork
Zoe Backwell  Monkey on Your Back (a radio documentary)Queens University Belfast 

Layout and Design of the Year – Magazine

DUB 8Griffith College Dublin
GrapevineUniversity of Limerick
Journal of LiteraryTrinity College Dublin
MotleyUniversity College Cork
OTwoUniversity College Dublin

Layout and Design of the Year – Newspaper

An FocalUniversity of Limerick
Limerick VoiceUniversity of Limerick
SINNational University of Ireland, Galway
The College ViewDublin City University 
Trinity NewsTrinity College Dublin

Short Film of the Year

Emma SmithStarry NightDun Laoghaire Institute Of Art Design + Technology
Peter KilmartinThe Sunny Side UpDun Laoghaire Institute Of Art Design + Technology
Rachel Smyth, Olivia McLaughlinPit StopTechnological University Dublin
Richard HarveyPolaroidDun Laoghaire Institute Of Art Design + Technology

TV Production of the Year

Caoimhe Morrissey and Andy O Sullivan Guth An Cheoil | The Voice of MusicWaterford Institute of Technology
Chris ReddinThere and Back Again, a Return to the SommeUniversity of Limerick
David O SullivanDeeks University College Dublin
John FoleyDioltasWaterford Institute of Technology
Rachel GreganEthanBallyfermot College of Further Education

Features Writer of the Year – Arts and Pop Culture

Cian McGrathUniversity College Cork
James McClearyTrinity College Dublin
Laurie ShelleyUniversity College Cork
Orla MurnaghanTrinity College Dublin
Peter HoranTrinity College Dublin

Radio DJ of the Year

Aileen Creedon and George Broadbank Wired FM MIC & LIT
Anisha Cheyenne Rice Different Strokes Diffrents FolksTechnological University Dublin
Conor FarrellyDublin City University 
Conor O Neill The Hip Hop StopDublin City University 
Oisin QuinnFinal Year ShowUniversity College Dublin

Iriseoireacht trí Ghaeilge – Scríofa

Cecily Nic CionnaithUniversity College Dublin
Eimear FinanTrinity College Dublin
Hugh O’Reilly FitzgeraldUniversity College Cork
Jennifer Ni ChiaraTrinity College Dublin
Róise HannanTrinity College Dublin

Radio Documentary

Aine MacElroyThe Human ConditionTechnological University Dublin
Daniel MoynihanLet Dublin Dance AgainTechnological University Dublin
Melissa Partridge Behind Closed DoorsTechnological University Dublin
Molly CantwellCyberKiller – Quest Que C’estLimerick College of Further Education
Natalie KavanaghAge Sex LocationTechnological University Dublin

Journalist of the Year – National Media

Jade WilsonUniversity College Dublin
Kathleen O’SullivanUniversity of Limerick
Niamh DelmerUniversity of Limerick
Nicole GlennonUniversity of Limerick
Rebecca DalyTechnological University Dublin

BLOC Award – Gearrfhíséan Dátheangach na Bliana 

Amii McGuinnessLeanbh DéardaoinWaterford Institute of Technology
Andrew O’Leary An Peileadóir Waterford Institute of Technology
Helena KeaneDosheantaWaterford Institute of Technology
Kevin DalyAon rud chun buachaintWaterford Institute of Technology
Thomas QuillGuth na ForaoiseWaterford Institute of Technology

Radio Production of the Year – News and Current Affairs


Abaigael Woods

Cúl Girls

Technological University Dublin
Aoife McDowell and Sian McQuillanHomelessness EducationQueen’s University Belfast
Aoife O’Brien, Jennifer Keegan, Carenza Rock, Ross BoydNewswireDublin City University 
Melissa Partridge Behind Closed doorsTechnological University Dublin
Michael O’ Shea WiredIn Interview MontageWired FM (MIC & LIT)

Features of the Year – News and Current Affairs

Aoife MawnUniversity College Dublin
Dylan O’NeillDublin City University
Molly KavanaghUniversity College Cork
Mostafa DarwishUniversity of Limerick
Sam CoxTrinity College Dublin

Iriseoireacht trí Ghaeilge – Raidío

Andrea Quinn and Tess Casasín SheridanNational University of Ireland, Galway
Caitlín Murphey, Colm De Buitléar, Patrick Hamilton, Bláithín Ní Bhroin, Dónal Ryan, Padhraig Parkinson, Caroline RyanNational University of Ireland, Galway
Conor Brummell & Hannah PlunketNational University of Ireland, Galway
Gráinne Harte, Orlaith Ní Chonghaile, Aibhe Feeney, Jilly Ní Dhonnabháinn, Caoimhe Fanthorpe, Rónán Flanagan, Tess Casasín Ní ShioradáinNational University of Ireland, Galway
Ruairí EganDublin City University

Radio Journalist of the Year

Aoife O’BrienDublin City University
Heather ReynoldsUniversity College Dublin
Mairead ClearyUniversity of Limerick
Matthew MoynihanUniversity College Cork

People’s Choice Award

Amerson FortunatoLimerick Institute of Technology
Ciaran DineenUniversity College Cork
Finn Purdy Trinity College Dublin
Matthew O’LearyUniversity College Dublin
Rachel KellyUniversity College Dublin

Sports Writer of the Year

Courtney Fitzmaurice Dublin City University 
Conor Doyle Trinity College Dublin
Daniel Phelan Dublin City University 
Neil StokesUniversity College Dublin
Ronan CoughlanUniversity of Limerick

European Commission Award for Journalism relating to EU Affairs

Arshdeep KaurThe European Green Deal: Towards A Greener Union?University College Dublin
Claudia DalbyEuropean Solidarity Corps: under-recognised volunteer initiative forms youth connections across EuropeUniversity College Dublin
Elisha CareyErasmus and the European IdentityUniversity College Cork
Maeve McTaggartEUROPE’S ‘LEAST FREE’: HUNGARY, THE MEDIA AND ORBÁN’S ‘ILLIBERAL DEMOCRACY’University College Cork
Rubina FreibergNew EU Food Labelling Regulations To Help Consumers Know Where Their Food Comes FromGriffith College Dublin

Photographer of the Year

Brendan KeoghGriffith College Dublin
Jamie Burke Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD)
Juliana Falanghe Griffith College Dublin
Orla NeilandGriffith College Dublin
Peter BjoerkGriffith College Dublin

Journalist of the Year

Colm McSherryNational University of Ireland Galway
Maeve McTaggartUniversity College Cork
Mostafa DarwishUniversity of Limerick
Niamh DelmerUniversity of Limerick
Sam CoxTrinity College Dublin

Editor of the Year 

Dan WebbMotleyUniversity College Cork
Aisling GraceTrinity NewsTrinity College Dublin
Conor CapplisCollege TribuneUniversity College Dublin
Mark Lynch SINNational University of Ireland, Galway
Megan O’BrienThe LibertyTechnological University Dublin

Newspaper of the Year

The College Tribune University College Dublin
The Limerick Voice University of Limerick
The University ExpressUniversity College Cork
The University ObserverUniversity College Dublin
Trinity NewsTrinity College Dublin

A big thank you to everyone who got involved and a massive congratulations to all our nominees! 

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