Each year, UoM students as part of Manchester Media Group put their hearts and souls into generating media content for the UK's largest student population here in Manchester. We want to celebrate all the hard work created by the members of MMG this past year with the 2020 Media Awards!

Here at MMG we aim to be the voice of students in Manchester, effecting change and enriching student life.

Here are winners from this year's Media Awards

Factual Programme of the Year
SCULPT | Freya - The Interbrew
Entertainment Programme of the Year
 
Best Series
Fuse News
Best Collaboration
Misogyny Is Hate
Best Newcomer
Tilly Green
Oustanding Student Contribution to Fuse TV
Tom Grant
Best Music Show
Hello, Hi! - Leilani Neil
Best Talk Show
Tell Me About It - Georgia Church and Gabby Colvin
Best Podcast
Touchdown - Will Caspari and Tom Lush
Best Interview
Fuse In Focus - Interview with People and Planet
Best Presenter
Leilani Neil
Best Newcomer
Ale Hour - Harry Moss and Jonathan Hadfield
Best Marketed Show
CrazyClassicLive - Georgina Davidson
Outstanding Student Contribution to Fuse FM
Charlotte Hughes
Best Article (Culture)
Is is art? The White Painting' by David Rose
Best Article (Other)
WH3R3 4 4RT TH0U R0M30? Digital dating in the coronazone' by James Shepherd
Best Designer
Josie Fowler
Best Series
Is it art?' - Chess Bradley
Hottest Tea Spilled
SKUM: Manchester's Bullingdon Club?' by Bec Oakes, Lily Martin and co.
Writer of the Year
Carl Fitzgerald
Editor of the Year
Aisha Al-Janabi - Lifestyle
Outstanding Contribution to the Mancunion
Tobias Soar
Best Collaborative MMG Project
Fuse In Focus Election Special
Oustanding Contribution to MMG
Josh Sandy

Fuse TV

Submissions must have been created between 14th May 2020 and 14th May 2021, Nominations open Friday 23rd April 2021. If you have any questions about nominations, please contact the Student Media Coordinator, Anja, via email at: [email protected].

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1. Please provide a 1-page document which includes a working URL link to where we can view your/their programme online alongside a statement (max. 350 words) about the hard work you/they put in, the reasons for making the programme and why it is a cut above the rest.
2. Maximum 1 entry per person/production team in this category if you are self-nominating, so please coordinate with your team on your submission.
3. Additional to this, you may also nominate up to two other individuals or teams whose programmes you particularly enjoyed. Please submit each nomination as a separate entry with the above details.

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1. Please provide a 1-page document which includes a working URL link to where we can view your/their programme online, alongside a statement (max. 350 words) about the hard work you/they put in, how you/they came up with the idea, and why the programme is unique, creative, fun, interesting or just a cut above the rest, and anything else you think we should know.
2. Maximum 1 entry per person/production team in this category if you are self-nominating, so please coordinate with your team on your submission.
3. Additional to this, you may also nominate up to two other individuals or teams whose programmes you particularly enjoyed. Please submit each nomination as a separate entry with the above details.

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This category recognises that Covid has gotten in the way of the filming of some incredible programmes with great potential. This is your chance to showcase your creativity and show the judges a vision of what would have been made this year on Fuse TV, in an ideal world.

1. Please submit a document which features a short (max. 500 word) synopsis of the general idea, how you came up with your idea, any initial plans you had for how it would translate to screen and anything else you think we should know. You may include links to any footage, images, interviews etc. you have, which may help to showcase your vision.
2. Maximum 1 entry per person/production team in this category if you are self-nominating, so please coordinate with your team on your submission.

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This category is for the best series on Fuse TV this past year. Submissions should be a series containing minimum 3 related programmes or videos of any length.

1. Please provide a 1 page document which includes working URL links to where we can view the programmes online, alongside a statement (max. 350 words) about the hard work you/they put in on a regular basis, why your/their series deserves recognition and anything else we need to know.
2. Maximum 1 entry per person/production team in this category if you are self-nominating, so please coordinate with your team on your submission.
3. Additional to this, you may also nominate up to two other individuals or teams whose programmes you particularly enjoyed. Please submit each nomination as a separate entry with the above details.

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This category recognises the great potential of the screenplays created for Fuse TV. We hope that someday soon we will be able to come together again and turn these screenplays into full video productions!

1. Please submit a document which features page of the screenplay as an example of your/their writing as well as a short (max. 250 word) synopsis of the general idea, plot, and themes.
2. Please also include in the entry document a statement about how you/they came up with your idea, any initial plans you/they had for how it would translate to screen and anything else you think we should know (max. 250 words).

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This category is for an individual who only began working with Fuse TV in this past year. Nominees do not need to be a fresher, so long as this academic year is the first one in which they took part in Fuse TV.

1. Please provide a document which features working URL links to where we can view up to 4 examples of programmes/series you/they have worked on this year in any role.
Please also include a statement (max. 400 words total) including why you chose these examples, the role you/they had in each production, references to any other projects that you/they have been part of, the progress you feel you/they have made since joining, and anything else you think is relevant.
2. Maximum 1 entry per person in this category if you are self-nominating.
3. Additional to this, you may also nominate up to two other individuals who you think are deserving of this award. Please submit each nomination as a separate entry with the above details.

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This category is for an individual who has gone above and beyond the usual for Fuse TV in this past year, helping to make outstanding work, acting as a true team-player, and really giving their best in the projects they are part of.

1. Please provide a document which features working URL links to where we can view up to 4 examples of programmes/series you/they have worked on this year in any role.
2. Please also include in this document a statement (max. 400 words total) including why you chose these examples, the role you/they had in each production, information on other projects you/they have played a central role in, the progress you feel you/they have made since joining, including references to involvement in Fuse TV over your/their time at Uni, and anything else you think is relevant.
3. Maximum 1 entry per person in this category if you are self-nominating.
4. Additional to this, you may also nominate up to two other individuals who you think are deserving of this award. Please submit each nomination as a separate entry with the above details.

Fuse FM Criteria

You must have either been on the team or had a show or podcast on Fuse FM this academic year to enter these awards. Submissions must have taken place sometime between 14th May 2020 and 14th May 2021.

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1. If you are self-nominating, please submit a showreel (max. 2 minutes long) of some highlights, to give us a flavour of your show and to demonstrate some of the great work you have done on it over the past year.
2. Please also submit a document featuring a statement (around 250 words) about why your show deserves this award, the hard work you have put in over the past year and anything else about your show which is relevant such as URL links to social media pages/SoundCloud/website/related materials etc.
3. If you are nominating someone else’s show, please submit a document featuring a link for the judges to listen to your favourite episode of this show online, as well as a statement (around 250 words) about why you feel this show deserves this award, anything else about their show which is relevant such as URL links to social media pages/SoundCloud/website/related materials etc.
4. Maximum 1 entry per show in this category if you are self-nominating and up to 2 nominations for other people in this category.

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1. If you are self-nominating, please submit a showreel (max. 2 minutes long) of some highlights, to give us a flavour of your show and to demonstrate some of the great work you have done on it over the past year.
2. Please also submit a document featuring a statement (around 250 words) about why your show deserves this award, the hard work and research you’ve put in, any special guests you’ve had, and anything else you think we should know, as well as any URL links to social media pages/SoundCloud/website/related materials etc.
3. If you are nominating someone else’s show, please submit a document featuring a link for the judges to listen to your favourite episode of this show online, as well as a statement (around 250 words) about why you feel this show deserves this award, anything else about their show which is relevant such as URL links to social media pages/SoundCloud/website/related materials etc.
4. Maximum 1 entry per show in this category if you are self-nominating and up to 2 nominations for other people in this category.

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1. If you are self-nominating, please provide a showreel (max. 2 minutes long) of some highlights to give us a flavour of your show and to demonstrate some of the great work you have done on it over the past year.
2. Please also submit a document with a statement (around 250 words) about why your podcast deserves this award as well as any links to any social media pages/SoundCloud/website etc.
3. If you are nominating someone else’s show, please submit a document featuring a link for the judges to listen to your favourite episode of this show online, as well as a statement (around 250 words) about why you feel this show deserves this award, anything else about their show which is relevant such as URL links to social media pages/SoundCloud/website/related materials etc.
4. Maximum 1 entry per show in this category if you are self-nominating and up to 2 nominations for other people in this category.

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1. Please provide a document featuring a working link to where we can listen to/read/watch the interview online

Or

Submit a copy of the audio/video.
1. Please also submit a document featuring a statement (max. 200 words) about why you feel this interview is a cut above the rest, why it is unique/creative, and anything else relating to it that we should know.
2. Please also include in this document links to any marketing/social media relating to the interview, if possible.
3. Maximum 1 entry per show in this category if you are self-nominating and up to 2 nominations for other people in this category.

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Fuse FM have made a real push to increase their online presence this past year and we love all the great creative ways you guys have done this for your own shows too. This category aims to recognise the show which went above and beyond when marketing themselves across social media and more.

1. Please provide a document featuring URL links to ways you/they have pushed the show out there to the public – these can be social media platforms, any streaming platforms/podcast platforms you/they have put content onto, articles written about or by the hosts relating to the show, websites created, and anything else you/they did to get the name of Fuse FM out there.
2. Please also include a statement (max. 200 words) about the work you/they put in to promote the show and any positive results you/they noticed in audience numbers/interaction from doing it.
3. Maximum 1 entry per show in this category if you are self-nominating and up to 2 nominations for other people in this category.

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This category is for a presenter who goes above and beyond when broadcasting, they always bring energy and creativity, they are well-researched on their topics, and are just great to listen to.

1. If you are self-nominating, please provide a showreel (max. 2 minutes long) of some highlights of you presenting on the show(s) you have been a part of.
2. Please also include a statement (max. 200 words) about why you are a great presenter, including some info about the kinds of things you’ve got up to while broadcasting with Fuse FM this year.
3. Maximum 1 entry per person in this category if you are self-nominating.
4. Additional to this, you may also nominate someone else who you love to listen to. Please submit this as a separate nomination, and include a document with links to their best work to listen to online, and a supporting statement about why you think they are the best presenter at Fuse FM.

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This category is for a member of Fuse FM who only started getting involved with the station this academic year. They are someone who goes above and beyond in all aspects of their involvement in Fuse FM, they are a team player, they aren’t just here to do their show and leave, they bring energy and enthusiasm, try out fun creative ideas and are always up for learning new skills.

1. Please provide a showreel (max. 2 minutes long) of some highlights of you presenting on the show(s) you’ve been a part of, this can be attached to the email or included as a WeTransfer link or similar.
2. Please include a statement (max. 200 words) about why you are the best in the west including some info about the kinds of things you’ve got up to while broadcasting with Fuse FM this year.
3. Maximum 1 entry per person in this category if you are self-nominating.
4. Additional to this, you may also nominate a newbie who you love to listen to. Please submit this as a separate nomination, and include a document with links to their best work to listen to online, and a supporting statement about why you think they are a great member of Fuse FM.

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This category is for an individual who has gone above and beyond the usual for Fuse FM in this past year, helping to make outstanding work, acting as a true team player, and really giving their best in the projects they are part of.

1. You may include a showreel if you wish, this can be the same as one you submitted for another category.
2. Please include a statement (max. 400 words total) including what Fuse FM means to you, information projects and shows you have played a central role in, the progress you feel you have made since joining including references to involvement in Fuse FM over your whole time at Uni, and anything else you think is relevant.
3. Maximum 1 entry per person in this category if you are self-nominating.
4. Additional to this, you may also nominate up to 2 people who you think deserve recognition for their involvement in Fuse FM. Please submit each entry as a separate nomination and still include the above details where possible to showcase why this person is a star.

The Mancunion Criteria

Anyone who has written for, edited, worked on social media or designed for The Mancunion in the past academic year can enter these awards. Entries open April 23rd and close May 14th. Work must have been completed between April 2020 and May 14th 2021.

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This category is for any piece written for the Music, Film, Books, Theatre, Art, Food & Drink, Creative Submissions, Puzzles, Beauty or Fashion sections.

1. Please submit a document which includes a working link to the article on The Mancunion’s website.
2. If you are self-nominating, please also include in your document a statement (Max 350 words) including, for example, what made you cover this subject, why it is relevant to students, why it is an important/interesting/fun topic, how you researched it, why you chose to write it in that style/format/tone, any difficulties you overcame and other relevant info.
3. Maximum 1 entry per person in this category if you are self-nominating.
4. Additional to this, you may also nominate 2 other people’s articles that you think deserve recognition. Please submit each this as a separate nomination and include the above details where possible.

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This category is for any article written for the News, Investigations, Science, Features, Opinion, Societies, Lifestyle or Sport sections.

1. Please submit a document which includes a working link to the article on The Mancunion’s website.
2. If you are self-nominating, please also include in your document a statement (Max 350 words)  including, for example, what made you cover this subject and how you found out about the story, why it is relevant to students, why it is an important/interesting/under-reported topic, how you researched it, why you chose to write it in that style/format/tone, any difficulties you overcame in writing it, and other relevant info.
3. Maximum 1 entry per person in this category if you are self-nominating.
4. Additional to this, you may also nominate 2 other people’s articles that you think deserve recognition. Please submit each this as a separate nomination and include the above details where possible.

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This category is for the best recurring article series, the series can be any length and any frequency, but must be a regularly occurring feature with at least 3 articles published as part of it.

1. Please submit a documents featuring a statement (max. 250 words) including for example how you came up with the idea, your reasoning for the format choice, why you think it is important/relevant to students/of interest, how you do your research, and anything else you think is relevant.
2. Maximum 1 entry per person in this category if you are self-nominating.
3. Additional to this, you may also nominate someone else’s article series that you think deserves recognition. Please send this as a separate nomination and still include the above details where possible.

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This category is for an original preferably breaking story or interview which uncovered a topic which you feel no one else had properly looked into before or covering a unique story that you felt students needed to know about in more detail. It must be some real hot, fresh, juicy tea, spilled by The Mancunion’s own hand.

1. Please include a document with a working link to your article on The Mancunion website
2. Please also include in it a statement (Max 350 words) including for example what made you cover this subject and how you found out about the story, why it is relevant to students, did you feel it was an important/interesting/under-reported topic, how you researched it, why you chose to write it in that style/format/tone, any difficulties you overcame in writing it, and other relevant info.
3. Maximum 1 entry per person in this category if you are self-nominating.
4. Additional to this, you may also nominate someone else’s article that you think deserves recognition. Please send this as a separate nomination and still include the above details where possible.

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This category recognises a writer who consistently writes high quality pieces on topics that are relevant to our student audience and is an enthusiastic member of the section(s) they write for. They have a great writing style and voice, their pieces are always well considered and well-researched, they have a nose for an interesting article, and they know how to get to the heart of the issue they are discussing.

Editors are recommended to nominate a writer or two from your section for this if you are able. Writers can also nominate themselves.

1. Please include a document with working links to maximum 3 articles on The Mancunion’s website that showcase the best of your/this writer’s work.
2. Please include in this document a statement (Max 350 words) covering why you, or the person you are nominating, deserve(s) this award, info on involvement in the paper of the past year, discussion of the range of pieces written including those not included in the links to their best 3, and any other relevant things about you/the writer.
3. Maximum 1 entry per person in this category if you are self-nominating.
4. Editors are strongly encouraged to nominate someone who has worked well in your team this year that you think deserves recognition.

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This category recognises a Head Section Editor or Deputy Section Editor or Head of Social Media or Online Editor, who is a highly engaged member of The Mancunion team and a great leader. They work well with their writers/team members to make a supportive team atmosphere; they consistently write great pieces/create good content themselves and mentor their team to be the best they can be. They have really put their stamp on their own section/area this year and are conscientious in their work.

Editorial Team may nominate themselves and writers can also nominate their Editors if they believe they deserve this award.

1. Please include a statement (Max 350 words) covering why you, or the person you are nominating, deserve(s) this award, this can include info on how you/this Editor has shaped their section, how you/they supported your/their team, the hard work you/this Editor has put in throughout the year and anything else relevant.

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This category is for members of the Social Media Team, Subeditor Team and Design Team who work behind the scenes to put in great work in supporting the paper, consistently creating strong content, working enthusiastically and reliably on the tasks given to them by their team leader and really giving their all in the work they do for The Mancunion.

1. Please include a statement (Max 350 words) covering why you, or the person you are nominating, deserve(s) this award, this can include info on how you/this team member has, how you/they supported your/their team, the hard work you/this editor has put in throughout the year and anything else relevant.

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This category is for a team member who has gone above and beyond this year in supporting the paper, consistently creating and overseeing great work, joining in enthusiastically with team activities and really giving their all in the work they do for The Mancunion.

The shortlist for this category will be nominated by the Editor-in-Chief and Deputy Editors.

MMG Criteria

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This category recognises a project of any size which involved members of different branches of MMG working together to make something fab or a range of fab things.

- Entries must include a document featuring a statement of up to 350 words on what the project was, how it came about, which branches of MMG were involved, how you worked together and used each other’s skills. Please include any links to examples of work created in this project.

Maximum 1 self-nomination per project and up to 2 nominations for other people’s projects per person.

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This award is for the person who has been a star member of MMG this past year. They have contributed to multiple branches of MMG, consistently put the work in, and created wonderful things. They are a great team player and are up for being part of projects across the media. They not only get involved a lot but also are a creative, innovative thinker and have helped to develop MMG to become better than ever.

The shortlist for this award will be decided by the heads of MMG.

Nomination Form

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