Applications for this year’s National Student Media Awards have opened and we’re delighted to announce that The Irish Examiner has returned to sponsor the ‘Journalist Of The Year’ category.

Founded in 1841, The Irish Examiner is one Ireland’s largest national newspapers and has been keeping people informed on national and international news stories for the last 180 years.

Given the huge reputation The Irish Examiner has across the country, it is very fitting that it supports the best up and coming journalists that will be awarded in this category.

Previous winners of this award include Aoife Walsh. Aoife was a staff writer at UCC’s Motley Magazine and went on to work for Independent News and Media (INM) after winning this award.

We thank The Irish Examiner for sponsoring this award once again and wish the best of luck to all of our entrants at The National Student Media Awards 2021.

Check out the category here for the full details on how you can submit your college newspaper to be considered for this award. Applications close on April 15th.