Trinity the outright winners at KBC Student Media Awards
Trinity College was the big winner at the 2015 KBC National Student Media Awards, scooping a total of 10 prizes at the ceremony in Croke Park last night.
Also known as the Smedias, the awards this year received more than 1,000 entries from student journalists, broadcasters and producers from all across Ireland.
The Herald-sponsored Feature Writer for News and Current Affairs Smedias award went to Rachel Lavin, from Trinity College.
Ms Lavin was selected by the Editor of the Herald, Alan Steenson, in a highly-competitive category due to the standard of entries.
Over 400 students, sponsors and members of the national media, as well as celebrities, gathered for the Smedias.
Oliver Callan MCed the event, with celebrity guests and media role models presenting awards, including Claire Byrne, Marty Morrissey, Barry Duggan, Ursula Halligan and Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh.
Trinity College was the outright winner on the night, picking up 10 awards with the Trinity News newspaper including Newspaper of the Year, Layout and Design and Website of the Year.
Glasnevin-based DCU won six awards in the radio category, with Eoin Sheehan picking up three awards, including Radio Journalist of the Year.
Griffith College also won six awards, including Sports Photographer, Photographer of the Year, and TV Production.
Close behind the two Dublin colleges was UCC, which won a total of six awards, with Cathal O'Gara winning the highly-contested KBC Outstanding Achievement Award for his six years of dedication to student media.
UCD's University Observer picked up three prizes for the college, while last year's big winners, DIT, picked up one award, with Stephanie Costello winning the European Commission Award.
Smaller colleges also made their mark at the KBC Smedias. Dun Laoghaire IADT won three of the film awards, which included Best Short Film, Film Script of the Year, and Short Animation of the Year.
University of Ulster student Leslie Leung picked up the RTE2 New Voices Award. WIT picked up the award for Irish Language TV - Leiriuchain Teilifise i nGaeilge.
The event was sponsored by KBC Bank Ireland and organised by Oxygen.