Nominations for this year’s Media Students Awards

Eighty entrants have been shortlisted for the twelve categories being competed for at this year’s Midlands Media Student Awards.

The awards, introduced last year by Birmingham Press Club to mark its 150thanniversary, take place on April 21 at Austin Court, the canalside conference centre located near the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham.

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Launched with the aim of recognising future talent in broadcasting, journalism and photography, the awards have attracted entries from universities and colleges in Birmingham, Coventry, Derby, Lincoln, Nottingham, Staffordshire, Wolverhampton and Worcester.

The categories have been chosen to allow media students a real platform to showcase their passion for a particular subject matter.

Students from Lincoln, Staffordshire and Worcester have been nominated for the Scoop of the Year Award.

Staffordshire University is headline sponsor of the awards, which are also being supported by Birmingham City University, Barclays Bank and Bournville College.

Activist Journalism

Alessandro Sorrentino, Birmingham City University - Birmingham by Numbers

Antoine Omisore, Staffordshire University - Sex Addiction

Benjamin Furst, Staffordshire University - Reaching Freedom?

Charlotte Smith, Birmingham City University - Heartbreak and determination: An interview with a fathers' rights activist

Hayden Atkins, University of Worcester - Plastic Cups, Plastic Fans

Laura O'Callaghan, Staffordshire University - Hearing Aid Feature

Taz Ali, City of Wolverhampton College - The jungle in Calais; why are migrants in want of a secure life ignored?

Blogger/Vlogger

Amy Sheldon, Staffordshire University - Designers & Designs Blog

Conor Rees, University of Worcester - 99 Percent Lifestyle Online and Physical Magazine

Hayden Atkins, University of Worcester - The ScribblerBlog

Liam O'Dell, University of Lincoln - Thoughts on Channel 4’s ‘Humans’

Max Banner, University ofWorcester - The Happy Punter

Mike Taylor, University of Worcester - Klopp’s The Man to Revitalise Liverpool

Data Journalism

Alessandro Sorrentino, Birmingham City University - Birmingham by Numbers

Antia Geada, Birmingham City University - People in Selly Oak, Northfield and Hall Green more likely to be detained under mental health legislation.

Anna Noble, Birmingham City University - MAPPED: Birmingham office construction at record high

Guy Petheram, University of Lincoln - Powering the Internet

Laura O'Callaghan, Stafforshire University - Burslem Feature

Maria Crosas Batista, Birmingham City University - Obesity in the UK

Natasha Hardy, Staffordshire University - Bird Strikes Feature

Tom Burnett, Staffordshire Univerisity - Big Issue: You carry a bag for shopping; why not carry one for dog poo?

Entertainment

Conor Rees, University of Worcester - 99 Percent Lifestyle Online and Physical Magazine

Danielle Skerrett (Group Entry), University of Lincoln - Frankie Says ‘I Do’

Laura O'Callaghan, Staffordshire University - Comedy Show Set for Edinburgh Festival

Lauren Chick (Group Entry), University of Lincoln - On Location

Mike Taylor, University of Worcester - The Need for Ex-Players to Be Pundits Must Be Stopped

Rebecca Heyes, Stafforshire Univeristy - Rita Ora slams haters for focusing on her love life, not her music

Shaun Pond, University of Worcester - 'Crafting Perfection: The Dexter of Season One'

Humour

Max Banner, University of Worcester - Mr Watt... What A Career!

Mike Taylor, University of Worcester - The Need for Ex-Players to Be Pundits Must Be Stopped

 Olivia Watkins, University of Worcester - The Windy City

Rebecca Heyes, Staffordshire University - Staffordshire University rugby team red-faced as kit blunder shows waist sizes

Tom Burnett, Staffordshire University - Five reasons Staffordshire oatcakes are the best food ever?

Infographics

Alessandro Sorrentino, Birmingham City University – Birmingham By Numbers

Anna Noble, Birmingham City University - Do you remember David Bowie touring Birmingham?

Benjamin Furst, Staffordshire University – Reaching Freedom?

Laura Moody, Nottingham Trent University – The World Changes at Sunset

Maria Crosas Batista, Birmingham City University – Future Jobs in the West Midlands

Will Longman, University of Lincoln - Drones

Investigation

Alessandro Sorrentino, Birmingham City University - Birmingham by Numbers

Benjamin Furst, Staffordshire University - Reaching Freedom?

Charlotte Smith, Birmingham City University - A Day in the Life of a Benefits Claimant

Michael McCann, Staffordshire University - England is a world leader in the fight for equality - Louis Saha exclusive interview

Natasha Hardy, Staffordshire University - The struggle to see an NHS dentist revealed

Robert Smith, Stafforshire University - Staffordshire Yeomanry veteran hailed “luckiest man in the desert” reveals an incredible story'

Tay Noronha, Birmingham City University - An In-Depth Look at Coventry’s Foodbanks

Online Innovation

Alessandro Sorrentino, Birmimgham City University - Birmingham by Numbers

Anna Noble, Birmingham City University - Shock tactics: cybercrime prevention by West Midlands Police

Avneet Chauhan, Birmingham City University - I am Human

Charlie Hanson, Staffordshire University - Dunstable Town FC

Charlotte Smith, Birmingham City University - Heartbreak and determination: An interview with a fathers' rights activist

Conor Rees, University of Worcester - 99 Percent Lifestyle Online and Physical Magazine

Will Longman(Group Entry), University of Lincoln - LSJ Today

Public Affairs

Alexandra Martin, University of Worcester – Recycling Matters in Solihull

Bethany Sparks, University of Worcester - Support for the Freedom of Information Act

Chelsea James, University of Worcester – Food Samples Feature

Laura Peberday, Birmingham City University – Scratch Politics

Phillip Cullinane, Staffordshire University - MP Tristram Hunt urges students to take Labour forward

Sophie Moody, University of Worcester - Worcester Labour Women's Forum

Tom Burnett, Staffordshire University - Will Donald’s trump card lead to ban on visiting UK?

Scoop

Angeline McCall, University of Lincoln - The Farmyard Classroom

Ashleigh Campbell - Sanctus St Mark’s

Emma James, Staffordshire University - Anger at hospitals blunder over OAP death from cancer

 Jack Donohoe, University of Worcester - Seat Belt Safety in the UK

Natasha Hardy, Staffordshire University - Grieving father speaks out amid investigations into the death of his 3-year-old son at Stafford Hospital

Tom Burnett, Staffordshire University - Animal Cruelty at Apesford Farm

Sport

James Hall, Staffordshire University - Olympic stars hail Stoke-on-Trent as European City of Sport 2016

Matthew Baldwin, Staffordshire University - First Past The Far Post

Michael McCann, Staffordshire University - Match in a Minute - Football around the UK

Rebecca Heyes, Staffordshire University - Staffordshire University rugby team red-faced as kit blunder shows waist sizes

Scott Brotherton, Staffordshire University - The World of a Snooker Referee

Tom Burnett, Staffordshire University - Ugandan Stoke City fan sets up football team to honour the Potters

Will Longman(Group Entry), University of Lincoln - LSJ Sport

Video Journalism

Alice Hughes-Dennis, University of Derby - Kieran Quinlan My Story

Chris Gray, University of Lincoln - Who Cares?

Joe Farrar, Staffordshire University - A Night in the Trenches

Laura Haynes, University of Derby - Dave Ryan: In Arms Way.

Saeed Hussain, University of Worcester - Foodbank Appeal Video

Tahany Hmaid, Coventry University - The Boy From Gaza

Weiya Zuo, Coventry University – Stage

For further information on the Midlands Media Students Awards please email Paula Kelsey at paula@cloud9em.co.uk or telephone 0115 933 3811