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Shortlist published for the Regional Press Awards

The full shortlist for the Society of Editors Regional Press Awards for 2013 is published for the first time on HTFP this morning.

Celebrating the best of British regional and local newspaper journalism in 2013 in print, online and any other news platform, the full list of shortlisted entries appears below and can also be seen on the awards website at www.regionalpressawards.org.uk.

Leading the way with eight nominations is the Eastern Daily Press while the Manchester Evening News and The Journal, Newcastle, both have six.

Other multiple nominees include the Derby Telegraph. Leicester Mercury and Newcastle Chronicle, each with five.

Prizes will be handed out at a ceremony over lunch to be held at the Lancaster London Hotel, Lancaster Gate on Friday 16 May, to be hosted by broadcaster Nick Ferrari.

Chairman of the judges Paul Horrocks said: “Once again the judges have been astounded by the scale and quality of the entries that come out of the regional and local press. We very much look forward to welcoming the shortlisted candidates on 16 May to further celebrate the work of the regions.”

The awards are organised by the Society of Editors in conjunction with the Newspaper Society and are held in association with HoldtheFrontPage and the Press Association.

Lead sponsor for the awards is UK Power Networks while HTFP is sponsoring the Young Journalist of the Year category for the fourth year running.

For individual tickets or tables for the event please contact Angela Varley at office@societyofeditors.org or on 01223 304080.  Tickets for industry members are £70 and £80 (+VAT) for those outside the industry.

The full shortlist is as follows:

YOUNG JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Katie Davies – Newcastle Evening Chronicle
Martin Flynn – Dundee Evening Telegraph
Katy Hallam – Birmingham Mail
Samantha Harman – Dorset Echo
Anthony Joseph – Aberdeen Evening Express
Ben Leo – The Argus

BUSINESS AND FINANCE JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Simon Bain – The Herald, Glasgow
Jon Griffin – Birmingham Mail
Owen Hughes – Daily Post, Wales
Robin Johnson – Derby Telegraph
Simon Penfold – Express & Star, Wolverhampton
Ben Woods – Eastern Daily Press

SPECIALIST WRITER OF THE YEAR

Jon Austin – Basildon/Southend Echo
Ciaran Barnes – Sunday Life
Zena Hawley – Derby Telegraph
Martin Naylor – Derby Telegraph
John Scheerhout – Manchester Evening News
Becky Sheaves – Western Morning News

FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR

Zoe Chamberlain – Sunday Mercury
Jayne Dawson – Yorkshire Evening Post
Emma Higginbotham – Cambridge News
Rowan Mantell – Eastern Daily Press
Lee Marlow – Leicester Mercury
Kate Proctor – The Journal, Newcastle

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR

Joseph Connolly – Hampstead & Highgate Express
Jim Crumley – The  Courier, Dundee
Sadie Hasler – The Echo, Basildon
Hannah Jones – Media Wales
Fred Leicester – Leicester Mercury
Mike Lockley – Birmingham Mail

BLOG OF THE YEAR

Dave Comeau – Crawley News
Richard Osley – Camden New Journal
Peter Rhodes – Express & Star, Wolverhampton
John Scheerhout – Manchester Evening News
Anthony Vickers  – Evening Gazette, Middlesbrough

WEEKLY SPORTS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Russell Claydon – Bury Free Press/Diss Express
Jon Colman – The Cumberland News
Dave Evans – Newham Recorder
Chris Harby – Melton Times
Eric Mackinnon – Stornoway Gazette
David Powell – North Devon Journal

DAILY/SUNDAY SPORTS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Neil Allen – The News, Portsmouth
Neil Cameron – Newcastle Evening Chronicle
Jon Colman – Carlisle News & Star
Mark Douglas – The Journal, Newcastle
Chris Flanagan – Lancashire Telegraph
Delme Parfitt – Media Wales

WEEKLY REPORTER OF THE YEAR

Adam Binnie – Watford Observer
Gareth Davies – Croydon Advertiser
Rupert Marquand – Bedfordshire on Sunday
Freddy Mayhew – Barking and Dagenham Post
Sam Morris – Lincolnshire Echo
Flora Thompson – Western Gazette Media

DAILY/SUNDAY REPORTER OF THE YEAR

Jon Austin – Basildon/Southend Echo
Aasma Day – Lancashire Evening Post
Patricia Devlin – Sunday Life
Neal Keeling – Manchester Evening News
Dan Thompson – Manchester Evening News
Ben Wilkinson – Oxford Mail

WEEKLY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Richard Cave – Oxford Mail
Ian Cooper – Chester Chronicle
Anna Draper – Lincolnshire Echo
Stephen Garnett – Craven Herald
Ian Longthorne – Baylis Media
Steve Williams – Cambs Times

DAILY/SUNDAY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Lewis Arnold – The Journal, Newcastle
Peter Bolter – Media Wales
Stuart Boulton – The Northern Echo
Anthony Chappel-Ross – The Press, York
Will Johnston – Leicester Mercury
Mike Simmonds – Bradford Telegraph & Argus

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Patrick Baker – Eastern Daily Press
Gary Beckwith – Newcastle Evening Chronicle
Sean Collins – The Journal, Newcastle
Mark Fearn – Edinburgh Evening News
Annette Hudson – Eastern Daily Press
Le-Anne Reeves – Eastern Daily Press

SUPPLEMENT OF THE YEAR

Bullfinch Trial Special Edition – Oxford Mail
Courier Weekend – The Courier, Dundee
Elegance – Aberdeen Press and Journal
More Mercury – Leicester Mercury
Tell the World – Hull Daily Mail
Week End – Western Mail

FRONT PAGE OF THE YEAR

Andy Murray – The Courier, Dundee
‘Hear Our Voices’ – North West Evening Mail
‘Lee: The Last Text Home’ – Manchester Evening News
‘No’ – South Wales Echo
‘The line holds’ – Belfast Telegraph
‘We’ll Always Remember Her’ – The Northern Echo

SCOOP OF THE YEAR

‘GOT HIM!’ – Dan Warburton – Newcastle Evening Chronicle
‘I lost my finger to a loan shark’ – Aasma Day – Lancashire Evening Post
‘Lies of a cynical killer’ – Martin Naylor – Derby Telegraph
‘Teachers at City Muslim school ‘ordered to wear hijabs’’ – Zena Hawley – Derby Telegraph
‘The many lives of Basildon’s own Walter Mitty’ – Jon Austin – Basildon/Southend Echo
‘Trial By Mob’ – Daniel Evans – Bristol Evening Post

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

‘Flood Appeal’– Eastern Daily Press
‘Kiltwalk 2013’ – Sunday Post
‘Let’s Grow’ – The Journal, Newcastle
‘Save the Whittington Hospital’ – Camden New Journal
‘UK City of Culture’ – Hull Daily Mail
‘Who Cares’ – Carlisle News and Star

WEBSITE OF THE YEAR

Kent Online – KM Group
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk – Belfast Telegraph
www.birminghammail.co.uk – Birmingham Mail
www.hulldailymail.co.uk – Hull Daily Mail
www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk – Manchester Evening News
www.shropshirestar.com – Shropshire Star

THE DIGITAL AWARD

BristolPost.co.uk – Bristol Evening Post
EDP24 – Eastern Daily Press
ExpressandStar.com – Express & Star, Wolverhampton
Liverpool Echo – Liverpool Echo
Trinity Mirror (Regionals) Data Unit – Trinity Mirror
WalesOnline – Media Wales

WEEKLY NEWSPAPER (BELOW 20,000)

Brentwood Gazette
Cumberland & Westmorland Herald
Hampshire Chronicle
Keighley News
The Scarborough News
The Falkirk Herald

WEEKLY NEWSPAPER (ABOVE 20,000)

Camden New Journal
Cornish Guardian
Croydon Advertiser
Essex Chronicle
The Cumberland News
The Westmorland Gazette

DAILY/SUNDAY NEWSPAPER (BELOW 25,000)

Bradford Telegraph & Argus
Carlisle News & Star
Daily Echo, Bournemouth
Lancashire Telegraph
The Gazette, Blackpool
The Journal, Newcastle

DAILY/SUNDAY NEWSPAPER (ABOVE 25,000)

Eastern Daily Press
Express & Star, Wolverhampton
Hull Daily Mail
Leicester Mercury
Liverpool Echo
Newcastle Evening Chronicle

3 Comments

  1. Tim Rich, Manchester

    Four nominations for the Basildon-Southend Evening Echo (my first and favourite paper) says a lot for the people producing a fine product in difficult circumstances and emphasises the great talent of Jon Austin. Congratulations to Mark Douglas nominated as sports reporter of the year for the Journal despite being banned by Newcastle United!

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  2. Johnners1712

    Congratulations to the EDP on its nominations. It has taken a bit of stick over the last couple of days, but, under Nigel Pickover, it still has a top team, producing a great product.

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  3. Ron Raisey, Bury St Edmunds

    Congrats to Russell Claydon, Anglia Newspapers Sports team rule!!

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