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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.

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

200+ entries vie for South West awards

Judges were today casting their expert eyes over more than 200 entries for the EDF Energy South West Media Awards. The HoldtheFrontPage office in Derby is hosting ‘decision day’, where the best work from 51 publications, news agencies, photographers and

Chronicle crowned Newspaper of the Year for the fourth time

The Evening Chronicle in Newcastle is celebrating after being crowned Newspaper of the Year at the 24th Tom Cordner National Grid Transco North East Press Awards. The newspaper, edited by Paul Robertson, picked up the prize during a ceremony at

Community commitment the key to regional press awards

South West Media Awards sponsor EDF Energy is relishing the chance the contest offers to further boost its commitment to the community. The Awards, being run in association with HoldtheFrontPage, close for entries next week and have a presentation event

Editor picks up his OBE for the Palace

Eastern Daily Press editor Peter Franzen has collected his OBE from Buckingham Palace. The 57-year-old received the honour for services to journalism after working for Archant for more than 30 years. He attended the ceremony with his wife Kate and

Judging line-up announced for EDF Energy South West Media Awards

With the closing date for entries to the EDF Energy South West Media Awards only days away, the line-up of judges for the contest has been confirmed. Entries need to be in by the end of this week for the

Deadline extended for EDF Energy South West Media Awards

The deadline for entries to the EDF Energy South West Media Awards has been extended. Organisers HoldtheFrontPage have agreed to accept entries up until next Thursday, May 12, to allow news staff kept busy by the General Election more time

'Cool and confident' Journal picks up Newspaper of the Year prize

The Journal in Newcastle has been named Newspaper of the Year at Trinity Mirror’s annual Regional Editorial Awards. “Cool, polished and confident” was how judges summed up the newspaper, which is edited by Brian Aitken, and it also took home

North-East journalists line up for annual awards

More than 60 journalists at newspapers and magazines are in the line-up for prizes at the 24th Tom Cordner Transco North East Press Awards. The judges’ shortlist of finalists includes outstanding work in news, sport and other specialist reporting, features,

BAFTA-winning website poised for international honour

A BAFTA award-winning website from the Northcliffe publishing group is waiting to hear if it has scooped its first international honour. www.headlinehistory.co.uk – devised and created by Northcliffe Electronic Publishing, the internet division of the Northcliffe Newspaper Group – is

Northern Ireland prize winners celebrate

Northern Ireland’s top journalists and broadcasters have been recognised at this year’s CIPR/BT Press and Broadcast Awards. Topping the list of winners was the Irish News, which was crowned Daily Newspaper of the Year and also clinched the overall Newspaper

Mail reporter scoops national prize for positive youth reporting

Burton Mail reporter Nermin Oomer has won a national award in a competition to recognise balanced media coverage of young people. Nermin, (25), scooped the prize for the best article in the local press at the first Positive Images Awards.

Sentinel Sunday is named Newspaper of the Year

Sentinel Sunday has been named Newspaper of the Year at the Midlands Media Awards – completing a hat-trick for the Stoke based news team. Staff at the Sunday paper also produce daily The Sentinel, and have picked up the Newspaper

Journal reporter wins cash for equine writing

A Newmarket Journal reporter has scooped the runner-up prize in an annual competition to celebrate equestrianism. Francesca Bardsley’s piece Fell in love with a horse won her £750 as runner-up in the Under 26 category of the Martin Wills Memorial

Scottish media party as prizes are handed out

The Evening Times in Glasgow has been named Newspaper of the Year at the Scottish Press Awards. It picked up the title during a ceremony at the Glasgow Radisson SAS Hotel, as judges praised its “self-confidence and self-awareness”. The newspaper,

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