Congratulations to Lucy Webster, PAIS, who has won the Student Columnist of the Year Award at the 2014 Guardian Student Media Awards. For the last 35 years the Guardian Student Media Awards have sought out the best student writers, designers, broadcasters, editors, and photographers. It's a highly rewarding scheme, well known within student arenas due to its well-established history.
The focus of the awards is to discover and promote these talented individuals as well as reward and celebrate their excellent work. Here is what Lucy had to say on the award:
The Guardian Student Media awards is an annual competition for student journalists. As one of five nominated for the Student Columnist of the Year award, I was invited to the awards ceremony at the Guardian's London office, where it was announced that I had won. This means I will be spending a few weeks doing work experience at the paper this summer, and I have been able to contribute to the website. One of the highlights of the evening was being addressed by Alan Rusbridger, the editor, who left us all even more eager for careers in journalism."
Read Lucy’s first article for the Guardian; 'If the 2015 general election will be your first – this is your moment'. For more information see the Guardian award 2014 pages.