Mariam Hamzat, a 400l student of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology from the Department of Biology has emerged Best Features Writer of the Year at the Campus Journalism Award 2021. She also emerged First Runner up, Campus Journalist of the Year.
The award ceremony was held on Saturday, December 12, at Hotel 2020, Wuye in Abuja. Gidado Shuaib, the convener and the Editor of youth Digest, said the award is aimed at supporting young writers and promoting excellence in the journalism profession..
The awards for the 15 categories won by campus journalists across Nigeria include: Feature Writer, Editor, Syndicated Writer, Investigative Journalist, Broadcaster, Social Media Influencer, News Reporter, Upcoming Writer, Entertainment Writer, Author, Photo Journalist, Sports Writer, Gender Equality, Pen Club, Print Magazine and Campus Journalist of the year.
The Campus Journalist of the Year award for 2021 went to Abdulhaleem Ishaq Ringim from Ahmadu Bello University.
Herald Magazine from Adekunle Ajasin University won the Print Magazine of the Year and UCJ UNILORIN, the University of Ilorin won the Pen Club of the Year.
Union of Campus Journalists, LAUTECH alias Proudly Ladokite is honoured to have one of its members win a national award. We appreciate and celebrate her for this great achievement she brought to this Union.