More prize nominations for Sheffield journalism students

Outstanding record continues as University of Sheffield dominates PPA magazine shortlist

Magazine students celebrate their success

With an avalanche of new prize nominations, the current crop of Sheffield journalism students look set to continue the outstanding record of their predecessors in industry awards.

Our trainee journalists appear seven times in the shortlist for the Magazine Academy 2013 competition – the prestigious national awards overseen by the Professional Publishers Association (PPA). The figure is by some distance the largest achieved on the shortlist by any university journalism department. Sheffield's closest competitor on the shortlist achieves four nominations.

At last year's Magazine Academy awards (pictured above), University of Sheffield students swept the board, winning all three available prizes.

The winners of this year's PPA awards will be announced on 17 October at a prize ceremony in London.



Meanwhile two Sheffield students – Jonathan Robinson and Alisha Rouse – have been nominated in the Guardian Student Media Awards for 2013 student reporter of the year. The Department of Journalism Studies enjoyed what the Guardian called a 'stellar' night of success in last year's awards.

And in other awards news, Sheffield journalism graduate Matt Lamy has been named writer of the year in IPC Media's Editorial Awards, and his magazine Cycling Active magazine of the year.

Matt graduated from our BA Journalism Studies degree in 2001.


The Sheffield PPA nominees in full

Front covers of Aspire and Tart magazinesBest new student magazine
Aspire, Jack Stubbs & team
Launchpad, Stevie Derrick, Liam Jack, Tom Banham, Natalie Donado, Alex Jones, Mark Lankester
Spectrum, Hannah Bryan & team
Tart, Xuxa Milrose & team

Best new magazine concept
Off the Ground, Maddy Potts
Personal Best, Ellen Atkinson

Best new digital product concept
Ussavasodhi, Wenjing (Lola) Fan