Bodmin College Media Students impressed some of the leading professionals of the industry to win two national awards.

The college’s SKIVE magazine was entered in the Shine Media Awards and came first place in the Best Community and Environmental Content Category. While 15-year-old online editor Jacob picked up runner up Shine Scholar Most Outstanding Pupil.

The competition, that attracted over 300 entries from schools across the UK, was judged by leading editors and journalists from; The Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Week, Google and the TES.

Three members of the SKIVE editorial team, Online Editor Jacob, Advertising Manager Hayden and Artist/illustrator Emily, along with Head of Media Ms Stott attended the awards final in London.

Judges commended the Bodmin College entry for being: “An outstanding entry, showing a clever use of graphics and illustrations, championing a series of real-world, practical concepts to help the environment. A truly worthy winner.”

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Online editor Jacob said; “Getting to go to the awards in London was an amazing experience and actually getting prizes in two categories is unbelievable. I was thrilled to pick up an individual prize but it really was a massive team effort that involved a lot of work from over 30 pupils who worked on the magazine for over four months.”

Business/advertising manager Hayden added; “It was a once in a lifetime opportunity attending the awards, I had no idea how many industry professionals would be there. Attended the workshops was inspirational and has affirm my plans to work in the media industry.

It was an honour to receive the award on behalf of SKIVE team as everyone had just work so hard to make this a really outstanding edition that had an important environmental message.”

As a direct result of their entry 8 members of the SKIVE editorial team have secured work experience with a leading print publishing company.