Smoke Media volunteers got together one last time to celebrate all the work of 2016/17 in a glitzy ceremony at Ruby Blue, Leicester Square last night.
This year’s event was attended by a record-breaking 90 volunteers and alumni. Will Manning, now of Capital FM, presented the radio categories, and judges from across the media industry picked out the winners.
Joshua Hackett, Westminster SU’s student media coordinator, said; “It’s a great privilege to celebrate with this year’s incredibly talented bunch of students.”
“Smoke produced more quality journalism and involved more volunteers this year than in any previous year – I’m glad that we can recognise that.”
The winners are;
Best News Story
Nicole Helou for ‘Westminster Hacked‘
Rituja Rao for ‘The girl who spoke out in a lecture’
Damian Burchardt for the QH sports section
Etienne Fermie for ‘Rohan Rickett’s story‘
The Smoke Mag team proudly celebrated a year of progress and development, which has paved the way for greatness in years to come by announcing eight award winners and seven highly commended journalists.
Best Opinion Piece
Highly Commended: Meghna Agarwal – Break Down The Walls And Stop Building New Ones
Winner: Delmar Terblanche – Is Mourning Fidel Castro A Glorification Of Human Rights Abuse?
Best Fashion Piece
Highly Commended: Elizaveta Kolesnikova – Is There A Future For Fashion Weeks?
Winner: Kate Reichardt – Feminism In Fashion: A Political Movement Or A Passing Trend
Best Lifestyle Piece
Highly Commended: Kiera Chapman – Cinamon Spice And A Seasonal Slice
Winner: Charlotte Racher – Five Things You Only Know If You Study In Harrow
Highly Commended: Alessandra Bertocco – Don Juan in Soho
Winner: Delmar Terblanche – Starboy
Highly Commended: Sasha Wickenden – The Real Life Peggy Carters
Winner: Smoke Mag’s LGBT History Month Campaign
Winner: Lareb Naseem – Crown The Empire
Contributor of the Year
Highly Commended: Sonakshi Sharma
Winner: Alessandra Bertocoo
Editor of the Year
Highly Commended: Imani Livingston
Winner: Cristian Angeloni
Most Committed Volunteer
One Year On
Smoke Radio Hall of Fame inductee
Best On Screen Male
Mike Williams for Spiral
Best On Screen Female
Nicole el-Helou for Spiral
Shiven Kapoor for The Big Debate and Westminster Holi 2017
Noura Abou Zeinab for Spiral
Amy Avent for The Big Debate – What’s Next for the USA