Nerve Award 2016/17 Entries

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The Nerve Awards offer an excellent opportunity for all students involved with Nerve to showcase their talent and receive recognition for their hard work over the past academic year. Although Nerve is made up of different departments, the Nerve Awards offers a platform for everyone to celebrate their achievements together.

The Nerve Awards will be hosted Thursday 1st June,
at The Old Fire Station.

Who Can Enter?

Anyone who has been involved with Nerve Media during the past academic year can enter for an award. You can also submit entries for as many categories as you want. Many of our awards will be judged by industry professionals outside of Nerve, so this gives you an excellent opportunity to show people in the industry just how great you are!

How Do I Enter?

Look at the list of awards below, you just need to read the information below each award to explain what you need to submit to us. You cannot nominate someone on your behalf.

What Happens After I Enter?

Immediately after you send your application to awards@nervemedia.org.uk you should get an automated response back. If you do not receive one soon after please check your spam or junk folders. If you still haven’t received any email from us, please email support@nervemedia.org.uk and let us know.

The Awards

Entry deadline is the Wednesday 24th of May.
We will not accept any entries after the deadline.

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Nerve Radio
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Nerve TV
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Nerve Radio

Please send any Nerve Radio award entries to awards@nervemedia.org.uk with the subject:
RADIO: The Award NameYour Name

Best Male

This award is for a male Nerve Radio presenter who deserves recognition for their overall presentation style and skills.

To enter, please send:

  • An audio file of no more than 3 minutes of your best bits
  • Up to 200 words written entry

Best Female

This award is for a female Nerve Radio presenter who deserves recognition for their overall presentation style and skills.

To enter, please send:

  • An audio file of no more than 3 minutes of your best bits
  • Up to 200 words written entry

Best Sports Presenter/Team

This award is for an individual sports presenter or team of sports presenters who display knowledge and passion for sports presenting, and great presenting style and skills.

To enter, please send:

  • An audio file of no more than 3 minutes of your best bits
  • Up to 200 words written entry

Best Interview

This award recognises an outstanding interview. Interviews of bands, celebrities, MPs, fellow students or staff members, etc. are all valid!

To enter, please send:

  • An audio file of no more than 3 minutes of the highlights from the interview
  • Up to 200 words written entry

Best Newcomer

This award recognises the overall contributions of a Nerve Radio member who has been with us less than one year. This is not necessarily just radio presenting, and includes their overall contribution and dedication to our station throughout the year.

To enter, please send:

  • An audio file of no more than 3 minutes of your best bits (optional)
  • Up to 300 words written entry

Best Entertainment Show

This award recognises presenters who produce and present the best entertainment shows on Nerve. Games, competitions, and funny stories are all components of entertainment radio!

To enter, please send:

  • An audio file of no more than 3 minutes of your best bits
  • Up to 300 words written entry

Best Specialist Show

This award recognises presenters who produce and present the best specialist music shows. A passion for the music you play and your dedication to your music selection is a must!

To enter, please send:

  • An audio file of no more than 3 minutes of your best bits
  • Up to 300 words written entry

Nerve News

Please send any Nerve News award entries to awards@nervemedia.org.uk with the subject:
NEWS: The Award NameYour Name

Best Newsreader

This award is for a newsreader who deserves recognition for their overall confidence and execution of the news on air.

To enter, please send:

  • An audio file of your best news bulletin

Best Original News Story

This award acknowledges the most original news story that has been written concisely with the best interviews.

To enter, please send:

  • A link to your original news story

Best News Writer

This award honours the most committed and best news writer.

To enter, please send:

  • Three of your best and most original news stories

Best News Radio Package

This award recognises the reporter who produced the most original and creative radio package.

To enter, please send:

  • An audio file of your radio package

Additional awards that will not be accepting nominations are:

  • Outstanding Contribution

Nerve Website Editorial Team

Please send any Nerve Website Editorial Team award entries to awards@nervemedia.org.uk with the subject:
ONLINE: The Award NameYour Name

Outstanding Article 

This award will go to most outstanding article that have been published on the Nerve website (this includes any form of article except review articles). Only articles that have been published in this academic year will be accepted.

To enter, please send:

  • A link to your article

Outstanding Review Award

This award recognises the most outstanding review that has been published on the Nerve website. Only articles that have been published in this academic year will be accepted.

To enter, please send:

  • A link to your article

Additional awards that will not be accepting nominations are:

  • Best Lifestyle Writer
  • Best Fashion Writer
  • Best Entertainment Writer
  • Outstanding Contribution
  • Best Editorial Team Member

Nerve TV

Please send any Nerve TV award entries to awards@nervemedia.org.uk with the subject:
TV: The Award NameYour Name

Best Presenter 

This award recognises individuals that take ownership of the shows that they are presenting, bridging that gap between content and audience.

To enter, please send:

  • 100 words on why you are suitable for the award
  • A short video submission of presenting work undertaken for Nerve TV

Best Short Film

The winning entry will be published under the Nerve brand on all our online platforms, with recognition given to the creator(s).

To enter, please send:

  • A 30 second short film submission of any genre
  • 100 word synopsis explaining the concept

Best Short Documentary

The winning entry will be published under the Nerve brand on all our online platforms, with recognition given to the creator(s).

To enter, please send:

  • A 30 second documentary submission with no restriction on tone or style
  • 100 word synopsis explaining the concept

Writer’s Awards

The winning entry will go into production over the summer break, for release on the Nerve platform in September.

To enter, please send:

  • A 3-5 page script submission, limited to 2 locations and 3 characters
  • 100 word plot synopsis

Additional awards that will not be accepting nominations are:

  • Outstanding Contribution
  • Camera Op of the Year

Nerve Magazine

Please send any Nerve Magazine award entries to awards@nervemedia.org.uk with the subject:
MAG: The Award NameYour Name

Best Entertainment Article

This award recognises the best article that was written for the Entertainment section. Did you interview a really cool band? Or was your review of a movie or TV show really stellar? If you think you wrote the best entertainment article for Nerve Magazine this year nominate your written work for this award.

Send us your article to be in for the chance to win and 100 words why you think it is the best entertainment article.

Best Fashion Article

This award recognises the best article that was written for the Fashion section. Did you write about the latest groundbreaking fashion trend to hit the high street? Or were your tips on beauty worth recognition? If you think you wrote the best fashion article for Nerve Magazine this year nominate your written work for this award.

Send us your article to be in with the chance to win and 100 words why you think it is the best fashion article.

Best Sports Article

This award recognises the best article that was written for the Sport section. Did you interview a top footballer? Or was your review of the latest match a top read? If you think you wrote the best sports article for Nerve Magazine this year nominate your written work for this award.

Send us your article to be in with the chance to win and 100 words why you think it is the best sports article.

Best Features Writer

This award recognises the best article that was written for the Features section. Did you write about a really cool topic that broke boundaries? Or something that highlights a new upcoming trend that everyone needed to know about? If you think you wrote the best features article for Nerve Magazine this year nominate your written work for this award.

Send us your article to be in with the chance to win and 100 words why you think it is the best features article.

Best Comments Writer

This award recognises the best article that was written for the Comments section. Did you have your say on a really controversial topic that took the media by storm? Or perhaps you debated a hot issue that got readers talking? If you think you wrote the best comments article for Nerve Magazine this year nominate your written work for this award.

Send us your article to be in with the chance to win! and 100 words why you think it is the best comments article.