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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.

Star journalist awarded an MBE

Shropshire Star journalist Shirley Tart has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Shirley, who is the paper’s royal correspondent, received the honour for services to the newspaper industry. She is part of the original reporting team which

Echo journalists win top honours

Journalist from the Liverpool Echo have claimed top honours at the Merseyside Media Network Awards. More than 200 guests attended the glittering dinner, sponsored by Littlewoods, at the Holiday Inn Lime Street on Friday evening. Charles Garside, managing editor of

South West Media Awards winners announced

The 2005 winners of the EDF Energy South West Media Awards are: Newspaper Photographer of the Year: Gareth Williams, Express & Echo. “These were impressive pictures of real people in real situations, demonstrating style and technical competence. Gareth’s enthusiasm shines

Mail's Garside to present Merseyside awards

Charles Garside, managing editor of the Daily Mail, is to present the Merseyside Media Network Awards next month. The former joint owner of Liverpool’s Mercury Press Agency will address more than 200 journalists and special guests at the Holiday Inn,

Work experience and £3,000 up for grabs at student journalism awards

Work experience at the Mirror and up to £3,000 in prize money is up for grabs at this year’s Student Journalism Awards. Run by the National Union of Students and backed by the Daily Mirror, the competition is open to

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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