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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.

Chance to scoop £5,000

Regional journalists are being invited to enter a writing competition offering a top prize £5,000. Open to business and financial writers, the contest will reward journalists who have contributed to the awareness and understanding of the Alternative Investment Market. Organised

Online papers could be in line for prizes

Several regional newspapers are set to compete against the national press in the web-based categories of the 2004 Newspaper Awards. Following last week’s announcement of the print nominees, the shortlists for the final two categories of Best Daily Newspaper on

Belfast duo scoop top awards

The Belfast Telegraph emerged victorious as Newspaper of the Year in the IPR/BT Northern Ireland Press and Broadcast Awards. Its sister title Sunday Life was named Best Sunday Newspaper at the awards night in the Ramada Hotel Belfast, while staff

Regional titles set to compete at Newspaper Awards

The nominees for the 2004 NewspaperAwards are: Regional Newspaper of the Year The Goss International Premier Award for all regional weekday daily newspapers Daily Echo, BournemouthEvening Chronicle, NewcastleEvening Star, IpswichLeicester MercuryReading Evening PostShropshire StarWestern Daily Press Regional Weekly Newspaper of

Hard-working news staff are honoured at gala event

Northcliffe Newspapers has rewarded the hard work of its staff at a special gala evening and awards ceremony. The group’s best editorial campaigns, initiatives and sale generating ideas were recognised at its internal Circulation, Editorial and Promotion Awards. Among the

Student journalists urged to show off their talents

Aspiring journalists are being invited to show off their talents and bid for a chance of work experience at The Guardian. Entries for the Guardian Student Media Awards, organised by the national newspaper, are now being accepted – with prizes

Regional titles set to compete at Newspaper Awards

Regional newspapers are set to compete against their national counterparts at the 2004 Newspaper Awards. The shortlist for the competition, which is dedicated to newspaper production, has now been announced – and features a host of regional newspapers and publishers.

Strong showing for regionals in sports awards contest

Regional journalists and photographers are among those to make the shortlist for this year’s British Sports JournalismAwards, vying with colleagues from nationals and agencies. Journalists John Gibson from the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, David Mullahey from the Liverpool Daily Post, James

Award honours vital community role

The Ayrshire Extra has been honoured for its role in helping to make the community a safer place. The Archant-owned title received an award at the Ayrshire Community Safety Partnership’s Good Citizenship Awards 2004. Editor Scott Barr said: “This is

National award for Star man

Sheffield Star sports editor Martin Smith has scooped a national award. The journalist was named Regional Writer of the Year at the British Sports Journalism Awards, for a portflio of stories which included an exclusive on kidnap threats to Sheffield

Award entries go under the scrutiny of the judges

Eight newspapers are in with a chance of being crowned Newspaper of theYear at the West Midlands Media Awards. It has been revealed that the Tamworth Herald, The Sentinel, SentinelSunday, Coventry Evening Telegraph, Shrewsbury Chronicle, Sunday Mercury,Birmingham Post and Birmingham

Regional press in the running for top awards

Staff from the Bristol Evening Post, Bournemouth Daily Echo, Shields Gazette and Western Mail are among those in the running for a Newspaper Society award. The nominations are part of the Society’s Newspaper Sales and Promotions Awards, which include several

One World awards to recognise local media

This year’s One World Media Awards will feature a special award specifically aimed at the regional press and other local media. Entries are being invited for the competition which recognises cultural, social and political coverage of the wider world, and

Cub reporter scoops top award

A cub sports reporter for the Macclesfield Express has been named Young Reporter of the Year in a national competition. Sixth form student Tom Green impressed judges with a sports report he submitted to a contest run by the glossy

Surprise trophy for writer Ruth

Belfast News Letter writer Ruth Loney has received a surprise award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to equestrian sport. The journalist was presented with the Coup de Coeur trophy while she was reporting on the Bordeaux world cup show

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