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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.

Staff rewarded at excellence awards

The ‘outstanding success’ of six senior staff has been officially marked at this year’s Newsquest Excellence Awards. The awards recognise achievement by individuals who have performed with excellence in a highly demanding and competitive environment. Held at the headquarters of

Prize wins lead to a career behind the lens

A former solicitor with a passion for photography has embarked on a new career behind the lens after scooping top prizes for her work. Amanda D’Arcy was recently named the Royal Horticultural Society Photographer of the Year 2004, after picking

Search is on for picture perfect photographers

Regional press photographers are being given the chance to win up to £4,000, with the launch of this year’s Picture Editors’ Awards. The annual event recognises the best photographic talent in the UK and Ireland, and is also open to

Journalists honour 'splash' chief's memory in awards

One of the North East’s most accomplished masters of newspaper design, who died last year, is to be remembered each year in a regional roll of honour – the Tom Cordner North East Press Awards. Tony Dumphy, the much-loved head

Interactive website receives Bafta nomination

A ground-breaking educational website produced by Northcliffe Newspapers’ Internet division has been nominated for another prestigious award. Headline History, has been nominated for a Bafta Interactive Award. The project has been nominated in the Children’s Learning category and is up

Freelance scoops top prize – and a new job

Freelance journalist Rachel Newcombe is celebrating after scooping a top writing prize – and a new job. The Devon-based writer won the online journalism award at the 2004 Medical Journalism Awards, run by Norwich Union Healthcare and the Medical Journalists’

Award triumph for motors' man

Nottingham Evening Post journalist Scott Fisher has been honoured with a national award for his motoring writing. Scott, who is the paper’s motoring editor, has been crowned Regional Motoring Journalist of the Year by the Guild of Motoring Writers, an

Young writers are praised for their positive reporting

Young journalist Emily Andrews was the winner of the professional category at this year’s Prince’s Trust Local Reporting Awards. She penned an article in the Birmingham Evening Mail during Local Newspaper Week to show how the Trust helped someone to

Sentinel Sunday scoops Euro win

The Sentinel Sunday team has been crowned the best in Europe for its design work on the weekly broadsheet. The paper was voted Best Designed Newspaper (Weekly) in the European Newspaper Awards. The contest attracted more than 334 titles in

Reporter's exposé scoops national prize

An exposé about the use of NHS resources has won Eastern Daily Press journalist Mark Nicholls a top prize in a prestigious national competition. Mark, (left), who is health correspondent at the Archant-owned title, was named Health Finance Journalist of

Weekly newspapers of the year revealed

The wealth of talent amongst the weekly newspaper industry was recognised last night as the best of the best gathered for the Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper Awards 2004. Editors, executives, journalists and photographers from across the UK attended a glittering

Leader leads the way at annual awards bash

The Wrexham Evening Leader picked up a number of prizes at the annual North Wales Newspapers Ltd awards – and also lifted the main honour at the ceremony. It won the company’s overall Newspaper of the Year award for the

Prize-winners party the night away

Staff from Archant-owned newspapers from across England and Scotland have celebrated the achievements of the past year. The group held its annual awards night at the Alexandra Palace in London, where 1,250 guests saw a host of prizes handed out

Brain tumour reporter earns health writing commendation

Colchester Evening Gazette health reporter Jeremy Price has won a special commendation in a national journalism contest for writing about his own experience of treatment for a brain tumour. Jeremy, (31), was up with the national media when he made

Plain English award for the Post

The Yorkshire Post has been recognised for its crystal clear reporting by scooping a coveted Plain English Campaign award. The winners are chosen for the clarity of their reporting and the work they do to expose gobbledygook. Journalist and broadcaster

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