Journalism students celebrate London Met Magazine Awards 2018

Final year Journalism students came together to celebrate their work and receive awards.
Date: 31 May 2018

Image Credit: Richie Hancox

Final year Journalism students came together to celebrate a year of hard work and present their final projects at the annual London Met Magazine awards on Wednesday

The awards are organised to celebrate the work of our Journalism BA and Fashion Marketing and Journalism BA students who each year put together both print and online magazines as part of the third year Creating Packages module.

Students were joined by a star-studded judging panel including James Conrad Williams, former deputy editor at Glamour and now co-host of hit podcast Is It Just Me?; Joyce Arnold, chief sub editor of the Camden New Journal; Andy Welch, journalist for The Guardian; Natasha Triay, Student Enterprise Manager at London Met's Accelerator and Joel Chernin, former Hello! magazine designer. The students were awarded both individual and group nominations for their journalistic work.

The magazine submissions included Sanctuary, a wellbeing mag; Blurred lines, which explores gender identity; Missunderstood, a teen publication investigating real life issues; and Focus, a fashion, food and fitness magazine for young adults.

Journalism BA student Rosie Drew, who scooped the ceremony by wining four awards for her outstanding work, said: “I didn’t expect it at all. I put a lot of hard work into my pieces, especially researching niche topics. I’m very proud.”

Sanctuary Magazine was awarded the top prize by Natasha Triay for Best Commercial Potential, and will receive a cash prize and mentoring from Accelerator to help put it on the newstands. Triay said: “The standards were high this year. It was so difficult picking a winner when they were all so amazing.”

Editor in Chief of Sanctuary Cara Curtis said: “It was surprising – the hard work really did pay off and we’re proud.”

Added Module Leader Wendy Sloane: "My students worked incredibly hard this year and the proof is in the pudding. Any of these magazines could go on to become a leader in the increasingly competitive market. Well done to each of them."

Congratulations to all the winners listed below.

News Feature

Winner - Rosie Drew

1st Runner-up - Ana Sencenko

2nd Runner-up - Leanne Carr

Profile

Winner - Rosie Drew

1st Runner-up - Michaela Nagyidaiova

2nd Runner-up - Hasti Razaghi

Best Cover

Winner - Focus

1st Runner-up - Sanctuary

2nd Runner-up - Blurred Lines

Best Design

Winner - Blurred Lines

1st Runner-up - MissUnderstood

2nd Runner-up - Focus

Best Web Design

Winner - Sanctuary

1st Runner-up - MissUnderstood

2nd Runner-up - Focus

Best Online Feature

Winner - Cara Curtis

1st Runner-up - Ana Sencenko

2nd Runner-up - Rosie Drew

Best Print Feature

Winner - Dinar Banfield

1st Runner-up - Rosie Drew

2nd Runner-up - Nikeh Gray

Best use of multimedia 

Winner - Sanctuary

1st Runner-up - Blurred Lines

2nd Runner-up - MissUndertood

Best statistical piece

Winner - Focus

1st Runner-up - Blurred Lines

2nd Runner-up - MissUnderstood

Best live event

Winner - Leanne Carr

1st Runner-up - Sanctuary 

2nd Runner-up - Blurred Lines

Best Brand Winner

Winner - Blurred Lines 

1st Runner-up - MissUnderstood

2nd Runner-up - Focus

Most Commercial Potential 

Winner - Sanctuary 

1st Runner-up - Blurred Lines

2nd Runner-up - MissUnderstood