The Southern Daily Echo today led the way at the EDF Energy London and South of England Media Awards with four prizes.
But the Southampton-based daily missed out on the prestigious Newspaper of the Year award which went to local rival The News, Portsmouth.
The awards, held in association with HoldtheFrontPage, were handed out in a lunchtime ceremony at Brighton’s Amex Stadium.
London 2012 rowing gold medallist Katherine Grainger presented the prizes along with cheques for £100 for each of the individual winners, courtesy of EDF Energy.
The Echo maintained its dominance of the weekly print journalist of the year award, with Jenny Makin retaining the prize she won last year.
It also scooped a second successive victory in the community campaign of the year category with its bid to give wheel-clampers the boot.
Croydon’s two local weeklies also figured strongly in the prizes for their coverage of the summer 2011 riots.
The Croydon Advertiser was named paid-for weekly newspaper of the year, while rival Croydon Guardian won front page of the year for its riot front page headlined ‘the night madness took hold.’
Also honoured was Joanna Till, of the Advertiser’s Croydon Today website, who won the inaugural digital journalist of the year award.
And there was a strong showing in the individual categories by the Camden New Journal which won both weekly print journalist of the year and newcomer of the year.
The awards are now in their seventh year in the London and South of England region and cover an area stretching from the M25 to Dorset.
To see pictures of the winners receiving their awards from Kath Grainger and EDF Energy’s director of London 2012 Peter Hofman, click here.
The full list of winners was as follows:
Newcomer of the Year: Pavan Amara, Camden New Journal
Digital Journalist of the Year: Joanna Till, Croydon Today
Specialist Journalist of the Year: Christine Alsford, ITV Meridian
News Photographer of the Year: Chris Moorhouse, Southern Daily Echo
Sports Journalist of the Year: Andy Steggall, Pergall Media
Feature Writer of the Year: Stephen Bailey, Bournemouth Daily Echo
Columnist of the Year: Paul Francis, Kent Messenger
Designer of the Year: Ashley Austen, KM Group
Radio Journalist of the Year: Liz Allaway, Wave 105
Television Journalist of the Year: Tom Edwards, BBC London
Weekly Print Journalist of the Year: Dan Carrier, Camden New Journal
Daily Print Journalist of the Year: Jenny Makin, Southern Daily Echo
Website of the Year: Southern Daily Echo – dailyecho.co.uk
Community Campaign of the Year: Southern Daily Echo – Clampers Get the Boot
Front Page of the Year: Croydon Guardian – The night madness took hold
Radio news or current affairs programme of the year: Wave 105 – Inside Afghanistan
Television news or current affairs programme of the year: ITV Meridian – Titanic
Free Weekly Newspaper of the Year: East Grinstead Courier and Observer
Paid for Weekly Newspaper of the Year: Croydon Advertiser
Daily Newspaper of the Year: The News, Portsmouth