Q. How do I apply?

Specifics about this will be in under each category.

You will be able to enter the majority of our categories online. Under your chosen category, there will be a link to the application form from March 1st. There you will fill in your details and upload your files.

Covid-19: If you wish to submit a physical copy of your submission, please email smedias@generationy.ie.

Photography categories can be entered through email. Email application and photos to photos@oxygen.ie. Full details will be under your desired category.

Q. When can I apply?
March 1st 2022.

Fill in your application form which you will find in each category section. Send back your application, your submission and application fee online. Specifics about this will be in Entry Guidelines on the main page and in each category.

Q. What is the closing date?
March 24th 2022.

Q. Can students from Northern Ireland enter?

Q. Can an exchange student enter?

Q. Why is there a cost for my submission?
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 shortlisting all of your many excellent entries – we make sure your work is handled with the utmost care!

€15 (For the first category submission)

€10 (Per additional category after the first submission)
For Example: One Category- €15, Two Categories- €25, Three Categories- €35, etc.

Q. How do I pay?
There will be a link to Paypal to pay for your online entry. Alternatively, you can Revolut us on 0831492879 with the name of the category you are entering.

If you are emailing your entries for the Photography categories, you will be sent an automatic email with a Paypal link to make payment.

Q. Can you enter the same piece under different categories?
Yes, for example a comedic sports article could be entered in both the Sports and Colour Writing Categories.

Q. Can I enter the same category multiple times?
No, you may only enter a category once.

Q. How many categories can I enter?
As many as you like you just can’t enter the same category more than once.

Q. What date is the awards night?
28th April. The National Student Media Awards will be held in the Aviva Stadium in what will be our first in-person ceremony in three years.

Q. How will I know if I have been chosen for nominations?
All nominees will be announced on Oxygen.ie so keep checking back on the site.