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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 prize on offer for rookie reporters

Journalism students and newly-qualified reporters are being invited to enter a contest that offers a holiday and £500 as the top prize. The 24 Hour Museum is running the third annual Museums and Galleries Month Arts Writing Prize, in association

Scottish Press Awards shortlist announced

The Scottish Daily Newspaper Society has announced the shortlist of nominees for the annual Scottish Press Awards. Now in its 26th year, the event this year received a record number of entries, with more than 400 submitted. Among those vying

Echo is named regional newspaper of the year

The Lincolnshire Echo has been named Regional Newspaper of the Year, at the Newspaper Society’s Circulation, Editorial and Promotions Awards. The judges said it was “innovative on a quiet patch”, and its bold campaigning was praised for its intrepid efforts

EDF Energy South West Media Awards

Entries are now being sought for the new EDF Energy South West Media Awards, which are being held in conjunction with HoldtheFrontPage. Invitations have gone out to journalists across the region to attract the very best work from regional newspapers,

Chronicle racing man is crowned nation's top tipster

An Oldham Evening Chronicle racing correspondent has proved he is the nation’s top tipster after winning a national competition. Keith McHugh was victorious in the Coral/Racing Post jumps season naps table which is contested by 55 racing experts from national

New journalism awards launched for the South West

EDF Energy has teamed up with HoldtheFrontPage to host an exciting new series of media awards in the South West. Journalists from all newspapers, radio and television stations are being invited to enter the EDF Energy South West Media Awards,

Herald competition offers work experience and cash

The Herald in Glasgow is giving journalism hopefuls a chance to go and work at the newspaper. It has launched the Scottish Student Press Awards, and the top prize is a paid four-week placement this summer. There is also up

Herald named Newspaper of the Year

The Herald in Glasgow has been named Newsquest Daily Newspaper of the Year. The judge praised it as “an assured thoroughbred” adding: “It’s twice the size, has twice the staff but is actually twice as good as its nearest rivals.

Regional press reporters nominated for Mind award

Three regional press journalists are among the nominees for this year’s Mind Journalist of the Year awards, which recognise outstanding reporting on mental health. Birmingham Post chief features writer Paul Groves, Nottingham Evening Post reporter Joanna Kowalski and Helensburgh Advertiser

Chance to win cash and cases of beer

Cash and cases of beer are among the prizes up for grabs at the 2005 Essex Journalist of the Year Awards. Entries are now being invited for the competition, which is sponsored by independent brewer Shepherd Neame, and aims to

Work experience at The Guardian and Sky News up for grabs

Work experience at The Guardian and Sky News are among the prizes up for grabs at this year’s Guardian Student Media Awards. Budding journalists are being given the chance to kick-start their careers by putting their best work forward for

Campaigning journalist Don Hale named as Unsung Hero

Award-winning journalist Don Hale has scooped another major prize – this time honouring unsung heroes in the North West. Don, now associate coastal editor with North Wales Newspapers, scooped the Lifetime Difference Award at the Big Difference Awards 2005 for

Journalists rewarded for their work as trainees

Worthing Herald reporter Chris Taylor was among the winners at Highbury College’s annual journalism awards. Chris, (27), won The Frank Warner Award for special achievement by a newspaper journalism student from the Portsmouth college. He was the first on his

'Judgement Day' for Midlands media

Entrants to this year’s Midlands Media Awards have faced their ‘Judgement Day’. Shortlisted entrants – slimmed down from a record level of entries – have now been scrutinised by a six-strong judging panel, led by ex-Fleet Street journalist John Lamb.