On Tuesday 10 July, Star received the award along with 12 other aspiring journalists, during a high-profile event at the Art Workers Guild in Bloomsbury. Alex Hudson, Deputy Editor of Metro UK, talked about the importance of new voices in the media industry when introducing the event.
The second annual London Voices competition received written articles, videos, audio files and multimedia entries, half of which had no prior journalism experience. The competition was open to Londoners over the age of 14 from 21 different boroughs and who live, work or study in the capital.
Star’s audio entry ‘Childhood Obesity’, sponsored by Panda Radio, aimed to use audio to get creativity flowing without making things visual. The selected topic was inspired by her research on general obesity issues that affect the world’s population.