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Student award finalists chosen

The finalists in the Glasgow Herald’s Scottish Student Press Awards 2002, have been announced.

The winners will be revealed during an awards lunch at the CCA in Glasgow on Tuesday, May 28.

This year there was a record number of entries to the awards, which were open to all full-time students studying at a Scottish higher or further education establishment whose work has been published in a student publication.

Herald editor Mark Douglas-Home, who is also chairman of the judging panel, said: “This year we not only had a record number of entries but also a very high quality of entries.

“As a result, the judging was very difficult. Student journalism seems to be thriving and attracting potentially very good journalists of the future.”

The finalists are:

Best news writer – Kristin Annexstad, Edinburgh University; Kate Hooper, Glasgow University; John Jelley, St Andrews University.

Best features writer – Matt Brough, Glasgow University; Catharine Morris, St Andrews University; Helen Pidd, Edinburgh University.

Best sports section – Brig (Stirling University); The Saint (St Andrews University).

Newspaper/magazine of the year (design) – Glasgow University Guardian; Glasgow University Magazine; The Saint (St Andrews University).

Newspaper/magazine of the year – Edinburgh Student; Glasgow University Guardian, and The Saint (St Andrews University).

The winners of the Student Journalist of the Year 2002 title, who will win a £500 and a 12-week paid placement at the Glasgow Herald, and the Student photographer of the year title, will also be announced at the ceremony.

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

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