Craccum placed first in the Best Publication category at this year’s Aotearoa Student Press Awards, hosted by Nexus in Kirikiriroa, Hamilton.
It’s the first time Craccum has won the prestigious award in over a decade, and the second time we have ever won the award. The last time Craccum took out the top spot was in 2007. This year’s judging panel for Best Publication included publishing giant Steve Braunius, The Spinoff’s Editor-at-Large, Toby Manhire, and editor of North & South, Kirsty Cameron.
Judges said that Craccum was “bursting with smart ideas and urgency”, and commended us for publishing content tailored to engage our audience.
In addition to Best Publication, Craccum also placed in ten other categories.
We placed first for Best Editorial (Flora Xie and Naomii Seah), Best Student Politics (Jessica Hopkins and Charlotte Parker), and Best Reviewer (Madeleine Crutchley).
We placed runner-up in the categories: Best Feature Writer (Grace Burton-McKeich), Best Opinion (Naomii Seah and Nancy Guo), Best Photographer (Flora Xie), Best News Reporter (Jessica Hopkins), Best Culture/Lifestyle Writer (Nancy Guo), Best Online Presence (Michelle Tiang), and Best Column (‘Sex and the Uni’).
Editors Flora Xie and Naomii Seah said that the result was an excellent recognition of the team’s mahi this year, and reflects the dedication the team has shown to our kaupapa: providing high quality media by students, for students.