The SPA organises some of the most prestigious awards for student journalists in the UK and Ireland.

Our national awards, held during our annual national conference - known as SPANC - are the highlight of the student journalism calendar, and we’re never surprised to see our winners turning up in excellent journalism jobs very soon after. Our national awards for 2024 are currently open for entry, and you can find out more by clicking here or on the link below.

We know editors across the British press watch for the best young talent coming out of our awards, and because our judges are seasoned industry professionals even entering gets your work in front of some of the country’s best journalists.

As well as our national event, our regional officers organise more localised  awards during the academic year. Our 2023/24 regional awards winners are being unveiled very soon, so keep an eye on our Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook pages for details.

Past winners

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