The judges were particular impressed with how the entry dealt with the topic of “Fake News: Is this the end of facts?” with intelligence and humour.
The winning team, comprising of Hala Heenan, Jake Lowry, and Shannon McKeown-Gilmore, will attend PSA Annual Awards on 5 December at Church House in London and each get a one week work experience placement with YouGov.
The PSA received entries from across the country and whittled them down to four finalists; Belfast Methodist College, Island Innovation Sixth Form, Trinity High School, and Tom Powell.
The four teams were invited to a pitching and judging afternoon at Speaker’s House in the Palace of Westminster where they were interviewed by a panel of five judges: Speaker John Bercow MP, Joe Twyman, from YouGov; Tina Daheley, a BBC journalist; Marie Le Conte, a freelance journalist; and PSA CEO, Phil Sooben.
Their winning video, and those of the other finalists, can be viewed below.