Spark alumna Emma Casson keeps racking up those awards!

Her Charles Parker Prize-winning documentary Alice’s Story will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 (in a show produced by Jay Sykes – another ex-Sparkie!) and earlier this year she won Best Student Documentary at the New York Festivals Radio Awards for her three-part documentary It’s Not Your Fault. You can also hear her work featured on Radio 1 and 1Xtra Stories.

But before all this there was student radio… And the Gold Award for Best Speech Programming that Emma picked up at the 2017 Student Radio Awards Supported by BBC Radio 1 and Global.

Talking about her award, Emma says “I genuinely didn’t think that I would win but I wanted to give it a shot. I had one super shocked face when I did! I would urge anyone thinking of entering just to do it, it’s one of the best things I’ve done. Being recognised for the work you have produced is an amazing feeling and no matter what happens you get valuable feedback from people within the radio industry and if you go to the event you can mingle with these people too and make those contacts!

Winning Gold for Best Speech Programming built my confidence in regards to putting myself forward for things. After the awards, I went on to pitch an idea to Radio 1 & Radio 1Xtra Stories and ended up producing a documentary featured on Life Hacks & 1Xtra Talks – this was something I’ve always wanted to do!”


You can follow Emma on Twitter at: @EmmaCasson_