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PRESENTS WELL: Maverine Cole (photo credit: Clive Blair Photography)

THE UNIVERSITY of Wolverhampton is joining forces with the city’s Artsfest to celebrate the wealth of journalist student talent across the West Midlands – as well as those who support and encourage them on their academic journey.

Dr. Bianca Fox, course leader of journalism at the university’s School of Media, said:

“We teach many aspiring journalists every year, and we want to award young people’s originality and innovation.

“There’s an increasing desire among young people to learn the truth behind the stories they watch, read and hear about in the news.

"So, if you are a school or college student still thinking about what course to take or looking to pursue a career in journalism, then this is the perfect opportunity to make yourself known.”

The deadline for nominations has been extended until Monday June 12 at 5pm. They’ll be judged by a team of highly respected journalists and academics. All nominees will be informed via email by Friday June 15.

The awards ceremony will take place on Monday June 19 at the Light House Media Centre at 2pm and will be hosted by award-winning Birmingham-based journalist and TV presenter Marverine Cole.

Dr. Fox added:

"We’re urging as many people as possible to join us for what is sure to be a glorious occasion in the heart of the West Midlands in celebration of journalists of the future.”


Students must be 16 years old or over and studying anywhere in the UK, or be an undergraduate/postgraduate student at the University of Wolverhampton.

For the lecturer awards, you must be a lecturer at any UK further or high education establishment in the UK.

Nominations must include up to 100 words on why this person should be nominated, along with an example of their best work.


Best news story (radio, TV or online); best news bulletin (radio or TV); best photojournalism; best blog post; best magazine cover; best DVD cover; best media studies essay; best film studies essay; best final project; best news reporters; best blog.

Best innovative and engaging teaching; outstanding personal support; best communicator.
For further details phone or email Dr Bianca Fox on 01902 321 919 or email:


The deadline for entries is now extended until Monday June 12 at 5pm.

Entries are free and must be accompanied by a completed entry form.

All entries should be submitted electronically to Emma Edwards at: (as attached files or links; if links are very large then send via

All entries will receive feedback.

The university reserves the right to mention any entrants and to display any work in any publicity and marketing relating to the event without copyright infringement.

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