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Herald student press awards launched

This year’s Glasgow Herald Scottish Student Press Awards have been launched.

Now in its sixth year, the competition is split into seven categories, all aimed at rewarding the best of student writing and publishing.

The main award, for the Student Journalist of the Year, carries a prize of £500, a trophy, and a 12-week paid placement at the Herald.

The Best Newspaper/Magazine category has a prize of £400, while the other five categories, including Best News Writer and Best Feature Writer, each have a prize of £300.

Herald editor Mark Douglas-Home, who will chair the panel of judges, said: “We are delighted to be able to give young journalists, through these awards, recognition of their talent and the opportunity to further their careers.

“Past winners have found the experience of working on this newspaper very beneficial and The Herald has also benefited through its involvement with talented young journalists.”

The awards are open to full-time students studying at a Scottish higher or further education establishment whose work has been published in a student publication.

The closing date for entries is Monday, April 29, and the awards will be presented during a lunch at the CCA in Glasgow on Tuesday, May 28. More information is available at the Herald on 0141 302 7410.

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