On Monday 06 May we will celebrate another year of talent, hard work and dedication shown from our student media groups at the Media Ball 2019. This year the ball will be held at the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel, Southampton.

We are pleased to announce the nominees for all 12 award categories below. Good luck, everyone!

Tickets are now on sale for £35 from the SUSU Box Office. Get yours here: Media Ball 2019 tickets.

Best News Coverage

  • Jake Willis and Lydia Pallot – News Roundup
  • Surge – This Week in Southampton
  • Surge – 2018 US Midterm Election Coverage
  • Surge – A Year in Review
  • Surge – The Big Debate
  • Surge – News Updates
  • Surge – This Week in Politics
  • Ivan Morris Poxton – ‘Update on Former Union President Candidate Henry Hill’
  • Charlotte Colombo – Petition for Vice Chancellor Pay Cut
  • Rachel Mather, Katja Stout and Ivan Morris Poxton – Union President Emily Dawes
  • Surge – 2019 SUSU Spring Election Coverage
  • Wessex Scene – Jailbreak 2019 Live Coverage
  • Ivan Morris Poxton – Update on SUSU You Make Change
  • Rachel Mather, Stefania Zeniou and Ivan Morris Poxton – Crowdfunding Campaign to Help PHD Student Return Home
  • Wessex Scene Team – 2019 SUSU Elections

Best Interview

  • Tash Williamson – Method Singing, Newton Faulkner
  • Tash Williamson – Live, Newton Faulkner
  • Tash Williamson – Conor Curley
  • Tash Williamson – Nick Kivlen
  • Sam Law – Heather Baron-Gracie
  • Amber-Louise Large – Oli Kahn
  • Flora Level – Will Varley
  • Jed Wareham – Husky Loops
  • Tom Brewster – Laura Kidd
  • Tom Brewster – Landon Podbielski
  • Aaryaman Banerji – Dave Merrington
  • Ivan Morris Poxton and Tabassum Rahman – SUSU President Emily Dawes

Best Review

  • Ellis Murrell – Luther Series 5
  • Tom Brewster – Game of Thrones Board Game
  • Sophie Jones – Grief Is the Thing With Feathers
  • Alice O’Hare – Roma
  • Thea Hartman – Common People
  • Sam Law – Blossoms
  • Sophie Jones – Camp Bestival
  • Miles Frost – The Vaccines
  • Jed Wareham – Tom Grennan at The O2 Guildhall
  • Liam Beazley – Mandy
  • Joe Williams – A Star Is Born
  • Sam Law – Janelle Monae
  • Charlotte Colombo – Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
  • Sam Law – The Magic Gang, Engine Rooms
  • Xavier Voigt-Hill – A Private War

Best Print Feature

  • Linnea Lagerstedt – My Relationship with the Gym
  • Zach Sharif – The Myth of the Random Search
  • Sam Law – Call of Duty 10 years on
  • Tom Brewster – Film Review
  • Alice O’Hare – The Bandersnatch Effect
  • Hilary Ip – Live Act in Focus, The Aces
  • Bailey Williams – Live Act in Focus, King Nun
  • Jo Linsey – Live Act in Focus, The Runaways
  • Linnea Lagestedt – Allegations Don’t Ruin Careers, Rapists Do
  • Aaryaman Banerji – Croatia 1998 World Cup Team
  • Liam Beazley – Introducing the Greek Weird Wave
  • Eleanor Robinson – MeToo: Trend or Triumph
  • Bailey Williams – Terrible Songs I enjoyed in my Adolescence
  • Zach Sharif – Underrepresentation of Asexuality
  • Sam Law, Tom Brester, Joe Williams, Ollie Webber, Bailey Williams,
  • Liam Beazely, Rebecca Withers – Last Month in Records
  • Sam Law – This Week in Festive Records: Ariana Grande, Ariana Grande, & Ava Max
  • Charlotte Colombo – Why Should We Compromise Our Freedom
  • Pascal Ezeabasili – In Criticism of Music Charts
  • Charlotte Colombo – My Relationship with Shyness, Confidence and Identity
  • Zach Sharif – We Have to Come Together: Christchurch
  • Charlotte Colombo – Can We Stop Romanticising Murderous Psychopaths
  • Charlotte Colombo – Power, Possession and the Male Gaze in Love Island
  • Xavier Voigt-Hill – Social Media Magazine
  • Ivan Morris Poxton, Zach Sharif, Rachel Winter, Megan Hart, Travis Walton and Aaryaman Banerji – Wessex Scene: Varsity 2019 Live Coverage
  • Ivan Morris Poxton – ‘The University of Southampton’s Efforts to Tackle Racial Inequality’
  • Wessex Scene – ‘Black History Month – Our Curriculum: Is It Too Diverse (live blog)
  • Wessex Scene – Alcohol and Drugs Awareness Magazine.

Best Broadcast Feature

  • Lydia Pallot – The Modern Mind
  • SUSUtv – The Greatest Freshers Ball 2018
  • Tom Clabon and Tristan Fancourt – F1 in Review
  • SUSUtv – Freshers 2018
  • SUSUtv – The Big Link LIVE
  • Surge – Real Talk
  • Tristan Fancourt – Brexit: How did we get here?
  • Elliot Morris – Regression
  • Elliot Morris – Everything is Fine.
  • Surge – Coverage of the 2018 US Midterm Elections
  • Surge – A Year in Review
  • Surge – The Big Debate
  • SUSUtv – Sounds of SUSU
  • Surge – This Week in Southampton
  • Vanessa Okafor and Mirek Gosney – Back to the Storyboard
  • Kiran Evans, Will Rendall, Tom Clabon – The Power of Three
  • Surge Radio Factual and Culture Team – Study Abroad Podcast
  • Surge – Surge After Dark
  • Surge – This Week in Politics
  • Surge – Coverage of the 2019 SUSU Spring Elections
  • Surge – Varsity 2019

Best Behind-the-Scenes Contribution

  • Kiran Evans
  • Liv Perry
  • George Kirby
  • Charlotte Morris
  • Tom Clabon
  • Tristan Fancourt
  • Patrik Toobe
  • Jack Challinor
  • Rachel Winter
  • Zach Sharif

Innovation Award

  • Lydia Pallot – The Modern Mind
  • Kate Briggs-Price – Our Societies
  • Tara Granea, Ben McQuigg, Curtis Kenneavy – Varsity 2019
  • SUSUtv – The Big Link Live
  • Jake Willis – Surge News Team
  • Tom Brewster
  • Elliot Morris – Regression
  • Elliot Morris – Everything is Fine
  • Elliot Morris
  • Surge – A Year in Review
  • Surge – The Big Debate
  • SUSUtv – Sounds of SUSU
  • Kiran Evans – Surge Sweet Showdown
  • Surge – News Updates
  • Wessex Scene – Alcohol and Drugs Awareness Survey
  • Megan Hart – My Relationship With series
  • Katja Stout – Wessex Scene Christmas Imagery competition

Newcomer of the Year

  • Henry Shah
  • Tom Usher
  • Kenny Field
  • Elliot Morris
  • Harry Waite
  • Jack Nash
  • Theo Smith
  • Ottilie Young
  • Louise Chase
  • Vicky Greer
  • Megan Crossman
  • Kiran Evans
  • George Hart

Best Event

  • The University of Southampton Film Festival
  • Surge Coverage of US Midterm Elections
  • The Surge Awards
  • Surge Coverage of Meet the Candidates 2019
  • Surge presents Elections Night Live

Best Design

  • Charlotte Morris – The Edge: The Alternative Issue
  • Charlotte Morris – Student Film Festival Publicity
  • Justine Vinuya and Rachel Winter – LGBT+ Magazine: ‘A Century of Firsts’
  • Charlotte Willcox and Rachel Winter – LGBT+ Magazine Cover
  • Rachel Winter – Wessex Scene ‘Year in Review’
  • Avila Diana Chidume and Rachel Winter – Uni Life Magazine Cover
  • Rachel Winter – Wessex Scene Alcohol and Drugs Student Survey
  • Rachel Winter – Wessex Scene Race and Racism
  • Tom Gale – Women in Sport

Best Publicity

  • Surge – Social Media Competitions
  • Kiran Evans – Surge Sweet Showdown
  • Megan Hart – Wessex Scene Lifestyle Instagram

Best Collaboration

  • University Student Film Festival
  • SUSUtv and Victory TV – Varsity 2019
  • SUSUtv – The Big Link Live
  • The Edge – Lists of 2019
  • Surge and SUSUtv – Elections Night Live 2019
  • Surge and Theatre Group – Regression
  • Elliot Morris
  • SUSUtv – Women in Sport
  • Surge and University Study Abroad Team – The Study Abroad and Exchange Podcast
  • The Edge and Wessex Scene – Social Media Magazine Issue
  • Amy Picknell – Interview with Travel Explorer and Pip Stewart
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