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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.

Cash prizes up for grabs in journalism awards scheme

Cash prizes of up to £1,000 are up for grabs in a competition aimed at journalists who write about insurance issues. Organised by the British Insurance Brokers’ Association, the awards scheme is open to those writing for print or the

NS reveals awards shortlist

The Newspaper Society has announced the shortlist for April’s Circulation, Editorial and Promotions Awards. This year’s competition, previously known as the Newspaper Sales and Promotions Awards, received more than 800 entries from regional newspapers across the country, and the Society

Nominations revealed for Midlands event

Page 1 of 2 The nominations for this year’s Midlands Media Awards are: NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR The Sentinel/Sentinel Sunday Nottingham Evening Post Coventry Evening Telegraph Gloucestershire Echo North Shropshire Chronicle/Shrewsbury Chronicle Birmingham Evening Mail Sunday Mercury Express and Star

Race awards relaunched

The Race in the Media Awards are back after a two-year break. Journalists and media owners are being invited to get their entries in to the refreshed and re-energised competition. The awards are designed to reward and honour those who

Mersey media group launches awards

The Merseyside Media Network – with more than 180 members in newspapers, radio and TV across the region – is staging its 2005 awards on June 10. The Network’s Journalism Awards, sponsored by Littlewoods, will recognise the best of the

Cash prize on offer for sex and relationship writers

Press articles on sexual health, relationships or pregnancy are being sought for this year’s Rosemary Goodchild Award, which offers £500 to the winner. Created in memory of the Family Planning Association’s former press officer, who died in March 1988, the

Sports journalists nominated for award

Regional sports journalists John Gibson, of the Newcastle Chronicle, Danny Hall, of the Western Daily Press, the Liverpool Post’s David Prior, Phil Rostron of the Yorkshire Evening Post, and Jeremy Wilson, from the Southern Echo, are all shortlisted for regional

Awards news in brief

Former News Guardian journalist Nick Martin was the joint winner of the Best TV Journalism award at the Royal Television Society North East and the Border Awards 2004. Whitley Bay man Nick is a journalist on nightly news programme Lookaround

Search on for industry's best

Entries are now being accepted for this year’s Circulation, Editorial and Promotions Awards, run by the Newspaper Society. Previously known as the Newspaper Sales and Promotions Awards, the event has been rebranded to recognise the increasingly collaborative roles of circulation

Herald named best Highland and Islands paper

The Strathspey and Badenoch Herald has been named Newspaper of the Year at the Highland and Islands Media Awards. Editor Gavin Musgrove will receive a cheque for £500, to be donated to a charity of the newspaper’s choice. Kingussie-based reporter

Entries open for journalism awards

Entries are now being invited for the 24th Tom Cordner North East Press Awards, one of the strongest and longest-running recognition of professional excellence in UK journalism. The “Cordners” are 25 awards for news, features, specialist writing, lay-out, photography and

Journalist Bill scoops lifetime achievement award

A new addition has been added to this year’s Highland and Islands Media Awards roll of honour. Bill Lucas has been announced as the winner of the Barron Trophy, which recognises lifetime achievement in journalism. Bill began his career at

Editor Alan named Journalist of the Year

Alan Hendry, editor of the Caithness Courier and John o’Groat Journal, has been named Journalist of the Year for the Highlands and Islands. Alan received his award from the Rt Hon George Reid, MSP, presiding officer of the Scottish Parliament.

FIFA honour for veteran football writer

Former Belfast Telegraph sports editor Malcolm Brodie has been honoured by FIFA for his achievement in covering 13 World Cups for the paper. He was presented with the Jules Rimet Award, named after the founder of the World Cup to

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