Platform nominated for Best Publication in national awards

Last week, Platform Magazine was announced as a nominee for the Student Publication Awards.

The SPA awards 2021 saw University publications across the country nominated for 20 categories including sport, news, entertainment, and of course Best Publication.

Platform was successfully nominated for Best Publication, alongside nine other student publications from across the country.

Faith Pring, the current editor-in-chief of Platform said: “I am absolutely delighted that Platform has been nominated for Best Publication at this year’s awards.

“It is a testament to the hard work and dedication that our students have shown, and the commitment put into the magazine by our senior editorial and design team.

“We’ve gone from strength to strength this year, despite the challenging circumstances, and I am over the moon that we’ve received ample recognition for our efforts.”

This is the first time Platform has been nominated for Best Publication in the SPAs, as they have previously been nominated for Best Newcomer Publication.

Alongside this, student writer Na Qing received a nomination for the Best Human Rights Story.

NTU senior lecturer in journalism Jonny Greatrex said: “Platform’s Best Publication nomination is a phenomenal achievement which shows just how far they’ve come since their relaunch in 2017.

“Every member of their team – this year and in previous years – should be immensely proud.

“Human rights piece which was individually nominated is excellent journalism.

“Everyone will have everything crossed for the final but simply being in the shortlist is fantastic.”

The winners of the SPA awards are set to be announced on May 9 on Twitter, which can be found at #SPARC21.

By Katie Green

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