The Linda Gage Memorial Award

The winner of the 1998 Linda Gage Memorial Award was Carol de Smith, a student from Lambeth College in South West London. In making the award, the judges commented that "she showed excellent qualities of presentation and structure in her examination of the state of marriage and divorce". (Click here for judges comments in full).

The judges this year expressed concern at the quality of presentation of many of the entries. This criticism resulted in some harsh words in the UK Press Gazette particularly following an earlier article about the failure of colleges to give broadcast students proper voice training.

Carol de Smith, in accepting the award at the Radio Festival in Birmingham, said, "I was very lucky to have found the course because it was excellent and the standard of teaching has been brilliant. The tutors have been very generous with their expertise."

1998 winner Carol de Smith

Carol de Smith accepting her award from Larry Grant at the
Radio Festival in Birmingham.


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