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There are now an ever-increasing number of regional and national industry awards providing recognition for the hard work journalists put in to producing newspapers each day.

HoldtheFrontPage helps run two major awards schemes – the UK-wide Society of Editors’ Regional Press Awards, and the EDF Energy Regional Media Awards which cover the South West, East of England and London and South-East regions.

Whatever the award, whether it be for specialist writing or UK-wide events, we will strive to cover them in this section.

Echo crime reporter picks up Essex press prize

Southend Echo crime reporter Michael Clarke has been named Shepherd Neame Essex Journalist of the Year. The journalist received his award at a presentation lunch, where he was praised for his coverage of the Sally Geeson murder case. Judges said

Echo rewarded by the FA for its extensive women's football coverage

The Lincolnshire Echo’s extensive coverage of girls’ and women’s football over the past seven years has been rewarded by the FA. It picked up the Regional Media Award at the FA Women’s Football Awards, held in London in front of

Herald honours journalism talent of the future

David Crow, from Glasgow University, has been named Student Journalist of the Year at the Scottish Student Press Awards. The award was one of four won by the university at the event, which is organised by The Herald, and as

Chronicle crowned Newspaper of the Year for the fourth time

The winners of the 24th Tom Cordner National Grid Transco North East Press Awards are: North East Newspaper of the Year Sponsor: North East Business and Innovation Centre Winner: Evening Chronicle, Newcastle Graeme Stanton Award – outstanding lifetime contribution to

Post reporter beats national rivals to health award

Nottingham Evening Post reporter Joanna Kowalski has beaten her national rivals to be named Journalist of the Year by the mental health charity Mind. Joanna is only the second regional journalist to win the prestigious title for her series: “A

22 publications in frame for South West media awards

The shortlist of nominees for the EDF Energy South West Media Awards 2005 has been announced. It reveals that more than 20 different publications are in with a chance of scooping a win at the inaugural awards. And – courtesy

Olympic gold medallist to present EDF Energy South West Media Awards

Olympic gold medallist Jason Gardener is to present the prizes at the EDF Energy South West Media Awards next month. The Bath-based sprinter is taking time out from his schedule preparing for the World Championships in Helsinki to join the

The Citizen picks up Regional Newspaper of the Year prize

The Citizen in Gloucester has been named Regional Newspaper of the Year at the 2005 Newspaper Awards. The title picked up the award during a ceremony at the London Hilton on Park Lane last night, at the competition dedicated to

Newspapers' education team picks up family learning prize

The Newcastle Chronicle and Journal Newspapers in Education team has won a national award for family learning. They picked up the 2004 Family Learning Week Award in the Literacy, Language and Numeracy category. The prize is in recognition of their

Regional awards offer £5,000 in prizes

The North West Newspaper Awards are offering a total £5,000 prize money for successful journalists. There is still time to enter, with the closing date for hopefuls being Saturday May 14. The awards are sponsored by British Nuclear Group and

200+ entries vie for South West awards

Judges were today casting their expert eyes over more than 200 entries for the EDF Energy South West Media Awards. The HoldtheFrontPage office in Derby is hosting ‘decision day’, where the best work from 51 publications, news agencies, photographers and

Chronicle crowned Newspaper of the Year for the fourth time

The Evening Chronicle in Newcastle is celebrating after being crowned Newspaper of the Year at the 24th Tom Cordner National Grid Transco North East Press Awards. The newspaper, edited by Paul Robertson, picked up the prize during a ceremony at

'Cool and confident' Journal picks up Newspaper of the Year prize

The Journal in Newcastle has been named Newspaper of the Year at Trinity Mirror’s annual Regional Editorial Awards. “Cool, polished and confident” was how judges summed up the newspaper, which is edited by Brian Aitken, and it also took home

Community commitment the key to regional press awards

South West Media Awards sponsor EDF Energy is relishing the chance the contest offers to further boost its commitment to the community. The Awards, being run in association with HoldtheFrontPage, close for entries next week and have a presentation event

Editor picks up his OBE for the Palace

Eastern Daily Press editor Peter Franzen has collected his OBE from Buckingham Palace. The 57-year-old received the honour for services to journalism after working for Archant for more than 30 years. He attended the ceremony with his wife Kate and

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