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The award ceremony was held at the University of Southampton Students’ Union on April 11th, with 12 awards being presented. There were 289 nominations across 12 different categories, with Redbrick being successful in the Best University Sports Coverage.
A judge from the Football Association (FA), who chose the winner for the award, said Redbrick Sport ‘had some amazing coverage of their university sports and BUCS fixtures. Their accounts of the fixtures were detailed and full of content that engaged the audience in to thinking they were actually at the game for which many students may have been the case.
They continued, ‘They managed to lead the reader in to the experience you can only get at university sports fixtures and therefore Redbrick managed to reach new levels of engagement. In addition to this they used their website design, use of straplines and pull out quotes to make the coverage more readable and entertaining for the audience.
Redbrick Sport Editor, Alex Kronenberg, picked up the award on the evening, stating ‘It was great for the efforts of all our reporters to be recognised with this national award. We tried this year to focus more on the university and the various UBSport clubs and teams which provide such a high standard for us to cover, so it’s nice to see that someone thought we did it well!’
Redbrick was also shortlisted for four other awards that evening: Best Interview, Best Website, Best Publication, and Outstanding Individual Contribution for Editor, James Phillips.
King’s College London’s ROAR News were presented with a number of accolades, including the prestigious ‘Best Publication’.