Craccum Magazine won a number of categories at this year’s Aotearoa Student Press Awards, taking first place in five categories, and placing second or third in an additional five categories.
The awards, judged by a number of media industry professionals, highlight the quality of student media across a number of categories. Craccum writers took out the Best Photography, Best Sports Reporting, Best Reviewer, Best Student Politics Reporter and Best Headline categories. The magazine also placed third in the race for Best Publication.
Critic Te Arohi from the University of Otago and Salient from Victoria University of Wellington were also clear frontrunners on the day, with the three magazines taking out a large proportion of the awards. Critic ultimately won the Best Publication category, taking it out for the fourth year in a row.
The event was held in Christchurch this year, with representatives from five different magazines in attendance out of the eight that were nominated for various awards. In a particularly moving moment, Critic editor Sinead Gill used her Best Publication acceptance speech to highlight the need for greater funding for student media in New Zealand.
The full selection of Aotearoa Student Press Award winning Craccum articles will be available to read in Craccum’s “Best Of” edition – a special, one-off edition highlighting the best articles of the year which will appear on Craccum stands throughout the exam period.