Young journalist scoops top building award

(L-R) Press Gazette editor Ian Reeves, who presented the awards; IPB Journalist of the Year, George Hay; and director of sponsors Arap, David Glover

A reporter working for Building magazine not only won the young journalist of the year category at this year’s International Building Press Awards, but took the top accolade of Journalist of the Year.

George Hay joined Building in August last year after completing a graduate traineeship with CMP Information, where he was a graduate trainee.

Hay said: “I was really chuffed to win the young journalist so winning the overall awards is quite amazing.

My editor and the people I work with at Building have made it really fun to learn about journalism.”

Property Week was named Weekly Magazine of the Year. Judges said: “The title is developing into a true heavyweight, taking on and beating long established weekly news magazines.”

Architectural Review won the non-weekly magazine of the year category for its “rock solid editorial approach” which demonstrated design standards of the highest order”.

This year’s IBP awards included two new categories, architectural critic and architectural journalist.

Other winners included: Architectural journalist: Marcus Fairs, Icon; Architectural critic: Kieran Long, Icon; Construction journalist: Tomas Lane, Building; News reporter: Mark Lefty, Building; Feature writer: Sean Cronin, New Civil Engineer ; Construction News and Estates Gazette ; Business/financial journalist: Jenny Davey, The Times ; Commercial property writer: Claer Barrett, Property Week; Housing journalist: Stuart MacDonald, Housing Today ; Residential property writer: Jo Smit, Building Homes .


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