1 November 2014

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Photography award deadline extended

The British Journal of Photography has announced two new prizes and extended the deadline of its International Photography Award.

Entrants now have until 1 October to get their submissions in for the two prize categories: best portfolio and best single image.

First prize in the portfolio category is now a £5,000 voucher for specialist photography retailer Robert White.

A photobook prize has been added to the single image category, in addition to the compact camera for the overall winner.

For details and to enter visit bjp-online.com.

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Evesham and Cotswold Journal sports editor Mark Stanford completed a 10K race in memory of a friend who died of leukaemia.

Mark was part of an 8,000-strong field pounding the streets of Sheffield in the Great Yorkshire Run for the Birmingham-based charity Cure Leukaemia.

A 26-year-old friend of Mark’s from Kidderminster died in 2006, a year after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia.

He is hoping to raise £500 – to sponsor him his online fundraising page.

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Former Scotsman editor and Sunday Telegraph deputy editor Iain Martin has been appointed deputy editor of the Wall Street Journal Europe.

Iain, who left the Telegraph in July, will write a weekly European political analysis column, blog and oversee the paper’s lifestyle section Weekend Journal.

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New dates have been announced for short courses designed to help media professionals sharpen up their skills.

The courses include: media law on 12 October, online law on 19 October, writing for the web on 26 October, news/feature writing on 4 and 5 November and interviewing skills on 26 November.

For details of prices and locations visit the NCTJ website.

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Staff at the Derby Telegraph helped to raised £230 for the Help for Heroes charity.

Memorials website Lasting Tribute, run by Associated Northcliffe Digital and based in the Telegraph’s office, held a fundraising day and invited serving soldiers in to meet staff.

The cash came via a raffle, donations and selling refreshments to help soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.



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