We are delighted once again to be partnered with the Road Safety Authority (RSA) to provide the ‘RSA Award for Journalism Relating to Road Safety’ category for this year’s SMEDIAs. 

Writers and journalists play a crucial role in spreading road safety news and The RSA wants to recognise the great work that students have done to help make Irish roads a safe place for all. 

The RSA aims to reduce the number and severity of road collisions. They aim to do this in four distinct ways; education, enforcement, engineering, and evaluation. They promote road safety awareness through ad campaigns and awards like the Journalism Relating to Road Safety Award. 

Irish journalist Sean Defoe picked up this award in 2015 for a radio documentary that looked at learning to drive and the safety of cyclists in Dublin City. Defoe has gone on to work for national radio stations such as Today FM and Newstalk since winning this award.

Applicants for the award can be a written piece, radio output, or a TV segment.

We thank The RSA for partnering with us once again to promote road safety in student journalism.  

Click here for the full details on how to submit for this award.