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European Parliament honours journalism students

A documentary on immigration has landed two students first prize in a competition run by the European Parliament.

Ben Hatton and Ellen Millard landed the European Student Video award with their short piece “Land of Opportunity.”

The two Winchester University students will be joined by other finalists to mark the impact of 40 years of Great Britain in Europe, at a party in Europe House in London.

“Land of Opportunity” explored what it is like for immigrants coming to the UK ahead of the lifting of restrictions on Bulgarian and Romanians.

The judging panel of professional journalists and producers said the two had made a “good selection of immigrant workers with well told back stories.”

Second prize was awarded to Nadine Forshaw for her work “Eastleigh” and Helen Barker, Dan Brown and James Euinton won third prize with “Coming to Boston.”

They are all invited to Election Night at Europe House in Westminster on May 25. Ellen and Ben will also attend an all expenses behind the scenes visit to Brussels later in the year.

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  • May 2, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Correction to your report.

    ” in a competition run by the European Parliament.”

    Not quite true. It was sponsored by the European Parliament but organised and run by the Chartered Institute of Journalists. The CIoJ also appointed an independent panel of judges to select the winners.

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