Awards for Excellence 2020 results and entries

Congratulations to all those who won, or were commended, in this year's NCTJ Awards for Excellence.

Click the categories below to find out the results, and view all the shortlisted submissions.

Alex Diggins, News Associates London – Winner
Build Back Better
Inside the takedown of Europe’s multi-billion pound eel mafia

Megan Hinton, Bournemouth University – Highly commended
Gosport father dies of asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma
Required to Report

Sally Nolan, PA Training – Highly commended
Why mansplaining ruins Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho
Schizophrenia in Lockdown (password: VJvideo)

Mimi Swaby, News Associates London – Highly commended
Deaths in Custody
Unmasking the truth


Winners of other awards are as follows:

Innovation of the year award
News Associates - Winner
University of Brighton - Highly commended
Leeds Trinity University - Commended

Equality, diversity and inclusion award, sponsored by the Financial Times 
The Star, Sheffield - Winner
Academy for Disabled Journalists - Highly commended
Glasgow Caledonian University - Commended

Community News Project award, sponsored by Facebook
Oliver Kemp, KentOnline - Winner
Alison Bagley, Northamptonshire Telegraph - Highly commended
Rakeem Hyatt, BirminghamLive - Commended
Emily White, LincolnshireLive - Commended
James Vukmirovic, Express & Star - Commended

Apprentice of the year, sponsored by Mark Allen Group
Poppie Webster, Basildon Echo/Darlington College - Winner
Cree-Summer Haughton, ITV News/Bauer Academy - Highly commended
James Robinson, Hexham Courant/Darlington College - Highly commended
David Chipakupaku, Sky News/PA Training - Commended
Anna Maria Colivicchi, Lancashire Post/Sheffield College - Commended
Hedi Mehrez, Swindon Advertiser/Darlington College - Commended

Student of the year, sponsored by The Independent
David Marriott, The University of Sheffield - Winner
Ellen Halliday, News Associates London - Highly commended
Calum Johnson, University of Salford - Highly commended
Catriona Aitken, Cardiff University - Commended
Anna Cooban, News Associates London - Commended

Trainee of the year, sponsored by Brunswick Group
Jacob Thorburn, The Comet - Winner
Danielle Poole, Dudley News - Highly commended
Conor Matchett, Edinburgh Evening News - Commended