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Student journalists invited to enter Record Of The Day awards

By | Published on Tuesday 1 November 2011

Record Of The Day

Voting will begin tomorrow for the 2012 Record Of The Day Awards, which celebrates the best in music journalism and PR each year. Ahead of that, today student music writers and photographers are being invited to submit entries for the student categories which, once again, will be supported by us here at CMU.

Any student writing about music for their student newspaper, magazine or website, or another music publication, is eligible to enter, as are student photographers who regularly shoot artists in a live or studio environment. Winners of these prizes have the unique opportunity to have their talents recognised alongside the very best professional music journalism talent, and past winners have been able to use their win as a platform to build personal networks and score valuable internships at established music publications.

Plus this year both winners will be invited to cover The Great Escape, Europe’s leading new music festival, for us here at CMU. We will secure the winners complete access to the three-day festival in Brighton next May, provide free journalism coaching, and promote their work to over 20,000 music industry and media practitioners via the CMU Daily and

Says CMU Publisher Chris Cooke, who also programmes the convention side of The Great Escape: “Through our other publication, ThreeWeeks, every year we work with a hundred student journalists and ten student photographers at the Edinburgh Festival, giving then unique access to great talent, on-the-ground coaching, and a unique platform to develop and promote their skills. Although on a smaller scale, we are very excited to be able to offer a similar opportunity to an aspiring music writer and photographer at next year’s Great Escape, one of the world’s greatest showcase festivals”.

To be considered for the RoTD student awards, journalists should send three pieces of published work, including at least one review and one feature, with details of their degree course and the publications they work for and a contact phone number to Photographers should send three music-based photos, with details of their degree course and the publications they work for and a contact phone number to The deadline for entries is Friday 11 Nov.

This year’s Record Of The Day Awards take place at the Red Gallery in Shoreditch on 23 Nov. Ticket info can be found here.