We’re delighted to announce RTE2’s continued sponsorship of the New Voices Award, at this year’s National Student Media Awards, the Smedias.   The award will once again focus on finding fresh, new young broadcasting talent representing the diversity of contemporary Irish life, which is currently under-represented in broadcasting.

This award has an extended deadline. We will be accepting submissions until the 31st March 2016.

RTÉ2 delivers high quality public service programming for 15-34 year olds across a wide range of genres, including Irish comedy, factual entertainment and the best of international drama as well as sport and Young People’s programming.

To be in with a chance to win this prize, students are invited to record and submit a showreel/piece the camera/mock interview and upload it to Youtube, Vimeo or other video hosting sites. Send in a link to the video to admin@generationy.ie. by the 31st March 2016.

Please make sure to include your name, phone number, email address and the college you are currently attending. The showreel should be no longer than 2-3 minutes in duration and should highlight your reporting and/or presenting skills (including pieces the camera or interviews). But don’t worry – it can be an amateur recording, you can interview your mam or even just talk about why you think you would be the next best thing in Irish presenting!


Plus, there’s no fee… So there’s really no excuse not to enter!

The winner of this brand new award will be announced at The Smedias, one of the biggest nights in the Irish student calendar, on April 7th, 2016 at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. 

The overall winner will receive the much coveted prize of a work placement with RTÉ Television during the coming summer, where they will be given mentored production training, both on and off screen, across a variety of departments.   The category is open to all full-time and part-time students across Ireland, with the exception of students who have worked professionally within the media industry.