Calling all budding journalists and multimedia stars: The SMEDIAS are back, and there is still time to submit articles

Hannah Giron Daygo

The National Student Media Awards, or SMEDIAS, are returning in 2024! This prestigious awards night recognises the best and brightest student work from various media disciplines, making it an important event for aspiring journalists, filmmakers, photographers, podcasters and more creative works in the future.

The competition is open to students from all colleges in Ireland. If you’ve been honing your journalism, photography, film, television, radio, or digital media skills, now’s your chance to be recognised by industry leaders.

The clock is ticking! Sharpen your skills and prepare to submit. It’s not too late, message your editors and send it! Polish your best work and ensure it’s ready before the deadline of March 7th, 2024 (Thursday)

You still have time!

While the previous article highlighted the award categories, some require specific numbers of entries. Here’s a breakdown:

One Entry Per Category:

This applies to the following categories:

  • Radio Journalist of the Year
  • TV Production of the Year
  • Short Story of the Year
  • Collaborative Journalism of the Year
  • Radio Production of the Year – Arts & Features
  • Film Script Of The Year Short Film Of The Year
  • Léiriúchán Teilifíse I nGaeilge- Fáisnéis agus Drámalocht
  • Film Documentary of the Year Journalism Relating To Health
  • RSA Journalism Relating to Road Safety
  • Journalism Relating to Travel
  • Radio DJ(s) of the Year
  • Iriseoireacht Tri Ghaeilge (Scríofa)
  • Radio Documentary Of The Year
  • Journalist of the Year (National Media)
  • Radio Production of the Year – News & Current Affairs
  • Iriseoireacht tri Ghaeilge (Raidió)
  • Podcast of the Year
  • EPA Journalism Relating to the Environment Journalism Relating to European Issues (European Commission Award)

Multiple Entries Allowed:

If your category isn’t listed above, you can submit more than one article or item. For specific requirements in these categories, refer to the official SMEDIAS website or application guidelines.

This year’s categories include:

Radio Journalist of the Year

Short Film of the Year

Website of the Year

News Photographer of the Year

Features Writer of the Year

Podcast of the Year

And many more! 

You can click the guidelines here.

To The College View contributors:

A quick reminder to everyone who wants to enter their articles/contents for SMEDIAS, please message me or any of the editors.

If you are applying for Smedias and have articles uploaded to the website already. Please email me with

Your name:

The article you wrote: