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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.

Traveller's tales net mayor's award for Sara

Former Wanstead and Woodford Guardian chief reporter Sara Dixon has been honoured for her work by London Mayor Ken Livingstone. Sara was presented with a London Day Award for her positive contribution to the city made through her travel stories

Mercury earns business award

The Leicester Mercury has won an award for its contribution to the enhancement of local Asian businesses. The paper was honoured with the public service gong at the Leicestershire Asian Business Association’s 20th Anniversary Business Appreciation Awards. Mercury deputy editor

Media event set to return 'bigger and better than ever'

The popular Race in the Media Awards have been given a new look, which organisers say will see the event return “bigger and better than ever”. The event, hosted by the Commission for Racial Equality, has been running for 11

News staff rewarded for region's success

News staff who helped make Newsquest South West a success have been rewarded at an awards ceremony to recognise their contribution. It was the first event of its kind for the area’s daily and weekly newspapers, and the top prize

Awards hat-trick for the Post

The Liverpool Daily Post has picked up a hat-trick of awards at this year’s North West Newspaper Awards. The newspaper beat competition from titles across Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cumbria to be crowned Daily Newspaper of the Year.

Chance to shine at international media event

Journalists are being invited to enter this year’s Foreign Press Association Media Awards, which are set to be held in London later this year. The event is dedicated to excellence in foreign reporting and other areas of serious journalism, and

Regional 'first' as Journal's Jane scoops writing prize

Newcastle Journal journalist Jane Hall has beaten competition from the nationals to scoop a top award. Features editor Jane won the British Insurance Brokers’ Association Journalist of the Year award 2003 at a ceremony in London – becoming the first

Hard-working trainees are rewarded

Eastern Daily Press journalist James Goffin has been awarded the Archant Norfolk Albert Holroyd Award for the Trainee Journalist of the Year. The award is made annually to the division’s outstanding trainee journalist, which this year went to James, who

Farming award for Dundee journalist

Dundee Courier farming editor Andrew Arbuckle has scooped an award for the best horticultural news story of the year. Andrew was honoured for his work by the National Farmers’ Union of England and Wales at the Royal Agricultural Society’s Royal

Industry web wizards set to be rewarded

Regional publishers are being invited to put their best ‘web’ efforts forward for the Newspaper Society’s Digital Media Awards. Nine awards are set to be handed out at this year’s event, which will recognise the best digital media initiatives from

Award for campaigning EDP

The Eastern Daily Press has picked up a top national award for its coverage of world poverty. The Norfolk-based newspaper won the Local Media Award at this year’s One World Media Awards, for its successful Abandoned Children Appeal. The appeal

Merseyside media celebrate

More than 200 editors, MDs and journalists gathered to see the best journalism talent from across Merseyside recognised at a new media awards scheme. Winners of the Merseyside Media Network Journalism Awards were announced during a ceremony at Lime Street’s

Advertiser staff dominate honours roll

Journalists and public relations staff from across Wiltshire gathered for an evening of celebration as the winners of this year’s Wiltshire Media Awards were announced. Print, Internet and broadcast journalism as well as PR were all represented as 13 prizes

North East publisher picks up business gong

Staff at Newcastle Chronicle and Journal Ltd are celebrating after the company was named the most outstanding publishing business for 2003. The accolade was handed out during parent-company Trinity Mirror’s Achievement Awards, which recognise the commercial success of businesses from

Post praised for campaigning stance

The Nottingham Evening Post has scooped a national award in recognition of its tough stance on tackling doorstep conmen. The newspaper’s Fair ‘n’ Square campaign, which calls for a complete ban on cold-calling by property repair salesmen, has been named

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