1st November 2004

 

JOURNALISM GRADUATE NOMINATED FOR FASHION AWARD

 

A Journalism graduate from the University of Lincoln has been shortlisted for a National Student Journalism Award.

 

Glen Paton (22) from Upminster in Essex who was fashion editor of the university’s Bullet magazine, has reached the final five nominees in a competition to find Britain’s best student fashion journalist.

 

He was selected after his regular fashion section in the monthly publication, aptly named ‘Style’, caught the eye of judges from the National Union of Journalists (NUJ).

 

Dean Eldredge, the former editor of Bullet magazine and who submitted of Glen’s work into the competition, is very pleased with the nomination.

 

“This the first time that a University of Lincoln student has been nominated for an award of this type, and Glen has deservedly earned his nomination after putting a high level of effort into the fashion section of Bullet,” he said.

 

The monthly fashion feature was particularly popular amongst image-conscious students and was supported by local fashion retailers including Topshop, Yak, Envy and Claire’s Accessories.

 

Glen will battle it out with four women in the finals of the competition who are all student journalists from larger universities including Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester and Nottingham Trent.

 

“I’m very surprised by the nomination, especially since I wasn’t aware that I’d been entered into the competition,” said Glen. “It’s good to see that I’ve been nominated, particularly since fashion always seems associated with women.

 

“My degree at the university encouraged me to incorporate my quirky personality into my writing, and this has obviously helped me to get noticed for my efforts as fashion editor for the magazine.”

 

Glen will attend the awards ceremony at the Canary Wharf in London on Saturday 13th November to see if he has won the competition. Nominees can be viewed on the competition’s website, found at www.nusonline.co.uk.

 

For more information contact:

Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                                   mcross@lincoln.ac.uk