The future of journalism was celebrated today with the presentation of the 2010 NCTJ Awards for Excellence to the year's best student and trainee reporters and photographers.
The NCTJ Awards for Excellence recognise and reward the best journalism students completing NCTJ-accredited courses and journalists/photographers with less than two years experience on the job. With quality training and high standards at the heart of the NCTJ, these awards highlight the achievements of individuals with promising journalism careers ahead of them.
The awards were presented by Simon Bucks, associate editor at Sky News following a congratulatory speech from Joanne Butcher, NCTJ chief executive, at the Society of Editors Conference in Glasgow. In total there were thirteen awards presented – three performance awards for the best performing NCTJ student, NCE reporter and NCE photographer and ten category awards for the best student and trainee in the following areas: news journalism, sports journalism, top scoop, features of the year and images of the year.
The winning students and trainees demonstrated they have the skills to shine in this competitive industry and develop into successful journalists of the future. The judging panel was impressed by the quality of work from all the entries and had a challenging task choosing the category winners from the wealth of talent.
The 2010 NCTJ Awards for Excellence in Journalism winners are:
CATEGORY AWARD WINNERS
Student – Leanne Rinne
Trainee – Tara Russell
Student – Josh Burrows
Trainee – Jon Mattos
Student - David Raven
Trainee – Katie Bowler
Features of the Year
Student – Jayne Garfitt
Trainee – Megan Jorsh
Images of the Year
Student – Antony Kitchener
Trainee – Amy Husband
PERFORMANCE AWARD WINNERS
NCTJ Student Journalist of the Year - Rachel Bull
NCTJ Photographer of the Year - Lucy Shaw
NCTJ Reporter of the Year - Catherine Dalton