The annual IGNITE awards was introduced during the 2015-16 academic year to recognize exemplary contributions from IGNITE’s writers, editors and photographers.

Here are the nominees and winners for 2015-16:


Best New Photographer Award

Nominated: Michelle Loo

Winner: Andrea Loh


Best New Writer Award

Nominated: Choo Suet Fun; Jane-Menn Cheong; Yee Heng Yeh.

Winner: Saran Anandan


Section Editor of the Year Award

Nominated: Nafisa Chowdhury (Opinion); Nurfaiqah Ramli (Performing Arts)

Winner: Jonathan Sim (Style)


Writer of the Year Award

Nominated: Yee Heng Yeh; Saran Anandan

Winner: Amashi de Mel 


Photographer of the Year Award

Nominated: Hariz Danial; Khairul Faiz bin Mokhtar

Winner: Kuan Meng Xian


Best Photograph Award

Nominated: Khairul Faiz (Nottingham’s Fittest); Andrea Loh (One Act Play Festival)

Winner: Arun Suria (CS Spotlight: Fitness Club)


SMLC Award for Article of the Year

Nominated: Yee Heng Yeh (‘Us’ Vs. ‘Them’: Our Political Identity);

Amashi de Mel (His Choice: Smoking);

Ayesha Shaik (Ecocriticism and a Microscopic You);

Siti Safiah & Yeap Zhi Xin (Crops For the Future: A Better Future Through Agriculture)


Winner: Sheryar Nawaz Khan (Racial and National Divisions in the UNMC Student Body)