We are once again excited to partner with the EPA at this year’s National Student Media Awards! Applications close tomorrow, so make sure you get yours in before 5pm.

They will be returning to sponsor the EPA Award for Journalism Relating to the Environment.

The Environmental Protection Agency is at the front line of environmental protection and policing. They ensure that Ireland’s environment is protected, and they monitor changes in environmental trends to detect early warning signs of neglect or deterioration.

Protecting our environment is a huge responsibility, and the EPA work with a number of organisations that carry out specific environmental functions. Since August 2014, they are also responsible for ensuring that the people of Ireland are protected from the harmful effects of radiation.

Submissions for this category will be judged based on work that has brought students’ attention to environmental issues. Applications for this award can be a written piece, radio output, or a TV segment.

We’re delighted to be working with such an important organisation- check out @epaireland for more information on the great work that they do.

For more information on this category click here.