UEA’s student newspaper shortlisted for ten national awards

PUBLISHED: 13:12 22 March 2018 | UPDATED: 13:34 22 March 2018

Concrete gained ten nominations for the SPANC18 awards. PICTURE: Megan Baynes

Concrete gained ten nominations for the SPANC18 awards. PICTURE: Megan Baynes


Concrete, the University of East Anglia’s student newspaper, received ten nominations for the Student Publication Association (SPA) awards.

The organisation announced shortlists on Wednesday night for the awards which are now the biggest student journalism awards in the UK following the discontinuation of the Guardian Student Media Awards.

Concrete received ten nominations across the 19 categories and was included on the shortlist for Best Publication, Best Website, Best Overall Digital Media, and Best Design - Newspaper.

This follows last year’s success when the student newspaper won Best Feature and was Highly Commended in the Best Publication, Best Website and Best Interview categories.

Concrete journalists Kate Romain, Matthew Nixon, Emily Hawkins, Sophie Bunce, Yaiza Canopoli, and Jack Ashton have all also been nominated for individual awards.

The winners of all the awards will be announced at the SPA National Conference in Cardiff on Saturday, April 7.

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