I was one of the judges for the Best Website section of the Aotearoa Student Press Association Awards, so went along to the awards ceremony on Thursday night.
I knew a few of the other Judges, and got to meet some I hadn’t already met, such as the Dom’s Post Greer McDonald, and Nicky Hager. No doubt Whale and Cactus will expel me again from the VWRC for fraternising with Nicky. I did ask Nicky to consider revealing one day in the future (as in many decades time after the people involved are dead) who or how he got the National Party e-mails,for the sake of accurate history.
The full list of awards was:
- Best Website – Craccum
- Best Headline – Critic for “Students spitroasted at CoC fight”
- Best Cartoonist – Robyn Kenealy of Salient and Maria Brett of Critic
- Best Original Photography – Clinton Cardozo of Debate
- Best Sports Writer – Brad Kreft of Critic
- Best Education Series – Joshua Drummond of Nexus
- Best Humour Content – Joseph Harper of In Unison
- Best Reviewer – Joseph Harper of In Unison
- Best Columnist – Dr Love of Magneto and Liz Willoughby-Martin of Critic
- Best Cover – Salient
- Best Editorial Writer – Ryan Boyd of Debate
- Best Feature Writer – Sarah Robson of Salient
- Best News Writer (unpaid) – Jessy Edwards of Salient
- Best News Writer – (paid) – Stacey Knott of In Unison
- Best Feature Content – Nina Fowler of Salient
- Best Design – Chaff
- Best Small Publication – Magneto
- Best Publication – Salient
Was a fun night. It wound down a bit before midnight when some headed into town. Thanks to Fairfax for sponsoring it, and well done to the winners and finalists.