Prize goes to top NCTJ student at Teesside University awards night

Teesside University student Sam Howitt has won an award for the best NCTJ results in his year.

Sam was presented his award at a ceremony hosted at the Dickens Inn, Middlesborough, as part of the university’s 2014 journalism awards. The prize was a week’s placement at the Daily Mail in London.

The Teesside University journalism awards celebrate exceptional work by journalism students during the year.

Paul Bailey, senior lecturer in journalism, said: “These awards recognise the hard work and excellent calibre of our current journalism students.

“I would like to thank all of the media organisations who generously contributed prizes to this celebration of our students’ achievements.”

Other awards available that celebrated the skills learnt on the university course included news reporter of the year, best features writer, and blogger of the year.

Prizes for the awards included placements with Sky Sports; The Sun’s Fabulous Magazine; The Mirror and Time Out Magazine.

 There were also prizes from regional media organisations such as the Hartlepool Mail, Northern Echo, and Evening Gazette.

The full list of winners can be found here.

Picture: Teesside University multimedia journalism student Sam Howitt receives his NCTJ prize of a week's work experience at The Daily Mail from the University's deputy vice chancellor Professor Eileen Martin.