16th November 2004

 

GLENN NARROWLY MISSES FASHION WIN

 

A Journalism graduate from the University of Lincoln has achieved the runner-up prize in a national award to find Britain’s best student fashion journalist.

 

Glenn Paton (22) from Upminster in Essex won £250 and a week’s work experience at the Daily Mirror for his work last year as the fashion editor of the university’s Bullet magazine.

 

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

 

The judges admitted that they were very impressed with Glenn’s unique writing style, particularly his quirky sense of humour and knowledge of both male and female fashion. They agreed that this made the search for an overall winner an increasingly difficult decision.

 

He beat off three other nominees but eventually lost out to the fashion writer from Manchester University, who won £500 and work experience at the Daily Mirror.

 

Glenn attended a special awards ceremony at Canary Wharf in London on Saturday and was accompanied by former Bullet magazine editor Dean Eldredge, the President of the university’s Students’ Union Co-operative.

 

“Considering that the award was primarily female-orientated, Glenn’s runner-up prize is an amazing achievement,” said Dean.

 

“The whole School of Journalism at the university should be pleased with his success and I’m sure he has inspired other writers from the new Bullet team.”

 

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.

 

 

For more information contact:

Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                                   mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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