NME to help search for next generation of critics

We're backing Guardian Student Media Awards 2008

NME is hoping to find the next generation of reviewers by sponsoring the Critic Of The Year award at the 2008 Guardian Student Media Awards.

Marking the awards’ 30th anniversary, NME Editor Conor McNicholas will help judge the category, with the winner getting an six-month internship as NME.COM regional blogger.

The contest is open to student journalists, and entries must be received by July 4.

See Mediaguardian.co.uk/studentmediaawards for more.