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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.

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

Three times lucky for York students

The University of York’s student newspaper, York Vision, has been crowned Student Newspaper of the Year for the third year running at the Guardian Student Media Awards. The prize was one of three picked up by the university during this

Media event moves to 'great' new venue

The University of Birmingham’s Great Hall is to play host to the 2005 Midlands Media Awards. The final of next year’s event – previously known as the West Midlands Media Awards – will be held at the new venue on

Motor-mad Zoe wins top prize

Sunday Sun motorsports writer Zoe Burn has left the opposition trailing in her wake and landed a top national award. ‘Burning Rubber’ columnist Zoe, (29), was last week chosen as the first ever Hilton/BTCC Regional Journalist of the Year, coming

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