NME sponsors Critic Of The Year at Guardian Student Media Awards

Overall winner will win week's work experience at NME plus tickets to NME Awards 2014

NME will sponsor the Critic Of The Year award at this year’s Guardian Student Media Awards.

If you can capture the energy and magic of the best gig you have ever seen in two sentences and have a gutsy critique of the new Daft Punk album which will ruffle the feathers of fans and the media alike then you could be the winner of this year’s prestigious prize. NME critics have been on the frontline of all music’s generation shifting moments and that is why we’re sponsoring this year’s Critic Of The Year prize.

The awards have been going for 35 years and every year sees a panel of expert judges pick the brightest young journalists of their generation. Entries are open from now until June 28 2013 – so what are you waiting for? The winner will receive one week’s work experience at NME (no tea-making involved – we promise), plus a pair of tickets to the NME Awards 2014, where Rock N’ Roll dreams will come true.

For a full list of categories and to enter the awards visit www.guardian.co.uk/sma2013