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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.

Sentinel journalist scoops fourth national writing prize in five years

John Swift, freelance motoring correspondent at The Sentinel, Stoke-on-Trent, has won a national award for his writing. He has been crowned the Guild of Motoring Writers’ Regional Journalist of the Year for the fourth time, and collected his trophy during

'Plain English' award for Evening News

The Edinburgh Evening News has been recognised for its crystal-clear reporting, with an award from the Plain English Campaign. The paper picked up the Best Regional Newspaper prize at a ceremony in London where editor John McLellan and news editor

Applications sought for photography scholarship

Applications are being sought for a photography scholarship which offers the chance to cover Marylebone Cricket Club both home and abroad. The successful candidate will also receive up to £7,500 of financial support, see their work published in MCC publications

Regional press winners at medical journalism awards

Two regional newspaper journalists were among the winners at a medical journalism awards event. Mark Nicholls, of the Eastern Daily Press, and Emma Brady, from The Birmingham Post, both scooped top honours and cash prizes. Mark won £1,000 for his

News staff recognised in North Wales awards

The Oswestry & Border Counties Advertizer has been judged best paid-for title in the North Wales Newspapers annual awards. The Advertizer beat off strong challenges from the Wrexham Evening Leader, Powys County Times and Denbighshire Free Press to scoop the

Cash prizes up for grabs at Highland and Island awards

Newspaper staff are being given the chance to win cash prizes, with the launch of the Highland and Island Media Awards. The annual competition is open to all journalists living and working in the northern half of Scotland, with prizes

Newspaper journalists show they are the 'business'

Journalists from the Yorkshire Post and the Wakefield Express were among the winners at this year’s npower Northern Business Journalist Awards. Greg Wright from the Yorkshire Post picked up £1,000 after scooping the Daily Newspaper Journalist of the Year title

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

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