#FOIAwards 2016

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The SPA is excited to announce the launch of the FOI Awards 2016.

The awards celebrate intuitive and investigative reporting in student journalism which has previously seen stories including questionable spending by Vice Chancellors, university fines in libraries and the upkeep of a statue.

Any member of the Student Publication Association may submit articles based on a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.

This years awards will be judged by Barry Rabbetts (Executive Editor, The Daily Mirror) and David Higgerson (Digital Publishing Director, Trinity Mirror Regionals).

Dan Seamarks, Chair of the SPA, said: “We love seeing a good story flourish from an FOI. These awards recognise the journalistic tact and talent that comes with producing a Freedom of Information story.

“As the Association looks towards multi-platform journalism we welcome both print, online and multimedia platform content. If your story has been written, recorded and or videoed, we would love to see the whole package.

“Access to FOIs are such a crucial part to the media industry in discovering stories that it is important students get to grips with them. We have seen some great scoops come from them!”

Applications to the award can be now be made online until 22nd November. Keep up to date using the hashtag #FOIAward.