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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.

EDF Energy East of England Media Awards

Editorial talent from the East of England is being invited to dust off their cuttings and rewind their tapes to enter a new awards scheme for the regional media. Entries are now being sought for the EDF Energy East of

Yorkshire Evening Post named best daily

The Yorkshire Evening Post has been named Daily Newspaper of the Year at the Yorkshire Press Awards. The award was one of five which the newspaper collected at the event, which was held at the Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa

Sports writing contest offers £2,500 in prizes

Young journalists are being given the chance to get their hands on a share of £2,500 by entering a sports writing contest. The Martin Wills Memorial Trust is looking for articles – fact or fiction – about any aspect of

Newspaper staff pick up 'Oscars'

Newspaper staff from the south west gathered to celebrate their achievements in the past 12 months at the Western Newspapers’ Oscars. Staff from Bath Newspapers, Clevedon Newspapers, Mid Somerset Newspapers, Taunton Newspapers and the Western Gazette Company attended a Northcliffe

New journalism awards launched for East of England

Power company EDF Energy is teaming up with HoldtheFrontPage to host a new series of media awards for the East of England. The move follows the success of the South West Media Awards in the summer, which attracted more than

Student winners announced in Guardian awards

Three of the top prizes at the Guardian Student Media Awards last night were won by the University of Cardiff. The university’s Gair Rhydd was named newspaper of the year, judges describing it as “a very well executed broadsheet”. Another

Journalism talent of the future makes student awards' shortlist

The nominees for the NUS/Daily Mirror National Student Journalism Awards are: Best Student Newspaper Cherwell, Oxford University Gair Rhydd, Cardiff University London Student, University of London Nouse, University of York York Vision, University of York Best Student Magazine Less Common,

Weekly Newspaper Award winners announced

The Newbury Weekly News and Hunts Post took the top honours at the Newspaper Society Weekly Newspaper Awards last night. The Newbury Weekly News was crowned Paid-for Weekly Newspaper of the Year, judges hailing it as “a supreme example of

County journalism awards launched

Entries are being invited for the 2005 Kent Journalist of the Year Awards. Independent brewer Shepherd Neame has once again pledged its support for the competition, and is looking for the best journalistic talent from the county. Last year’s winners

Top PR award for former Herald man

Former Falkirk Herald chief reporter Adrian Mahoney has picked up a top public relations award. His firm The PR Store won gold for Best Community Campaign in the Scotland PRide Awards, run by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Winner

Vine to host business journalism awards

Broadcaster and journalist Jeremy Vine is to host this year’s npower Northern Business Journalist of the Year Awards. He will present winners of each of the seven categories, including the new ‘Business Story of the Year’ award, with a trophy

Student Media Awards shortlist is announced

The shortlist for this year’s Guardian Student Media Awards has been announced. Budding journalists will fight it out in 13 categories later this year, and among them will be the staff of the University of York’s York Vision, which has

Herald man shortlisted for Paul Foot journalism honour

Regional newspaper journalist Eamonn O’Neill has won through more than 100 entrants to be shortlisted in the final six of an award for campaigning journalism. Eamonn, from The Herald in Glasgow, will find out tonight if he will win the

Post sub wins prestigious Pride of Britain Award

Sub-editor Liz Carnell was last night presented with a Pride of Britain award for her influential anti-bullying website www.bullying.co.uk. She is one of 17 winners at a star-studded ceremony hosted by Carol Vorderman and run by the Daily Mirror, which

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