We are delighted to announce that the Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) has sponsored the Features Writer – News and Current Affairs Award at The National Student Media Awards 2021!

MABS is the State’s money advice and budgeting service. The service is completely free, confidential, independent and operates nationwide. MABS has a proven track record for guiding people through all kinds of money problems, such as, student budgeting, spending and tackling student debt.

MABS understands the difficulties that third-level students face. This is why we are delighted that they have chosen to sponsor this award and support the student(s) producing the best feature journalism in news and current affairs.

Their offices remain open, and although face-to-face appointments are not taking place, MABS can be contacted on their helpline (0761 07 2000, Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm) or by online chat at www.mabs.ie. Check out their website for the latest news, tips and blogs. Why not like and follow @MABSinfo on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to stay up to date. You can always send them a DM if you are seeking some student-friendly advice!

MABS is funded and supported by the Citizens Information Board.

Submissions for The National Student Media Awards 2021 are now open! We wish the best of luck to all who submit their work.