National Student Media Awards


The ‘SMEDIAS’ are open to students from every college across Ireland and is judged by renowned media industry leaders. It’s the Oscars for Students!


The awards celebrate and honour students’ achievements in the areas of Journalism, Film & TV, Radio, Photography, New Digital Media, and Media trí Ghaeilge. Among these are categories covering areas of interest for all media students. There’s everything from print media, to short films, radio DJing, blogging, and our newest category, ‘podcast’, so something for everyone. 

It also gives sponsors the chance to have a presence on every college campus and really leverage your sponsorship association across the entire year by using Generation Y‘s full suite of services. Previous sponsors include RTÉ, The Irish Times, TG4, Irish Examiner, and BAI.


​2021 Statistics
  • 4 dedicated staff as part of the Smedias team

  • Overall 63% increase in entries

  • 43 Judges

  • 19 sponsors

  • 42 Awards won

  • Streamed by over 2,000 viewers

  • 950,000+ Digital Impressions

  • 1,480,000+ Print & Radio Impressions

2k+ viewers


in entries from colleges all over the country
A Young woman in a recording studio