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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.

Freelance scoops top prize – and a new job

Freelance journalist Rachel Newcombe is celebrating after scooping a top writing prize – and a new job. The Devon-based writer won the online journalism award at the 2004 Medical Journalism Awards, run by Norwich Union Healthcare and the Medical Journalists’

Award triumph for motors' man

Nottingham Evening Post journalist Scott Fisher has been honoured with a national award for his motoring writing. Scott, who is the paper’s motoring editor, has been crowned Regional Motoring Journalist of the Year by the Guild of Motoring Writers, an

Young writers are praised for their positive reporting

Young journalist Emily Andrews was the winner of the professional category at this year’s Prince’s Trust Local Reporting Awards. She penned an article in the Birmingham Evening Mail during Local Newspaper Week to show how the Trust helped someone to

Brain tumour reporter earns health writing commendation

Colchester Evening Gazette health reporter Jeremy Price has won a special commendation in a national journalism contest for writing about his own experience of treatment for a brain tumour. Jeremy, (31), was up with the national media when he made

Plain English award for the Post

The Yorkshire Post has been recognised for its crystal clear reporting by scooping a coveted Plain English Campaign award. The winners are chosen for the clarity of their reporting and the work they do to expose gobbledygook. Journalist and broadcaster

Weekly newspapers of the year revealed

The wealth of talent amongst the weekly newspaper industry was recognised last night as the best of the best gathered for the Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper Awards 2004. Editors, executives, journalists and photographers from across the UK attended a glittering

Leader leads the way at annual awards bash

The Wrexham Evening Leader picked up a number of prizes at the annual North Wales Newspapers Ltd awards – and also lifted the main honour at the ceremony. It won the company’s overall Newspaper of the Year award for the

Prize-winners party the night away

Staff from Archant-owned newspapers from across England and Scotland have celebrated the achievements of the past year. The group held its annual awards night at the Alexandra Palace in London, where 1,250 guests saw a host of prizes handed out

Mail wins through in "photo-finish" contest

The winners of the 2004 Yorkshire Press Awards are: Graphic Designer of the Year 2004Winner: Lisa Cook, York Evening Press Young Journalist of the Year 2004Winner: Ian Briggs, Bradford Telegraph & ArgusRunner-up: Jessica Boulton, Hull Daily Mail Community Reporter of

Newspaper Internet division comes in for praise

A ground-breaking educational website, produced by Northcliffe Newspapers’ Internet division, has won more praise – this time at the annual Association of Online Publishers awards. www.headlinehistory.co.uk – developed by Northcliffe Electronic Publishing – received a Special Mention after being shortlisted

Three times lucky for York students

The University of York’s student newspaper, York Vision, has been crowned Student Newspaper of the Year for the third year running at the Guardian Student Media Awards. The prize was one of three picked up by the university during this

Media event moves to 'great' new venue

The University of Birmingham’s Great Hall is to play host to the 2005 Midlands Media Awards. The final of next year’s event – previously known as the West Midlands Media Awards – will be held at the new venue on

Motor-mad Zoe wins top prize

Sunday Sun motorsports writer Zoe Burn has left the opposition trailing in her wake and landed a top national award. ‘Burning Rubber’ columnist Zoe, (29), was last week chosen as the first ever Hilton/BTCC Regional Journalist of the Year, coming

Farming writer rewarded

Coverage of the agricultural industry in north Scotland has won Press and Journal writer Joe Watson an industry award. Joe won the inaugural Grampian County Food Group and Royal Northern Agricultural Society shield for achievements by a person under 35.

Hat-trick for YEP

The Yorkshire Evening Post has been named Daily Newspaper of the Year for the third year in a row. The Leeds-based newspaper chalked up the hat-trick of wins at the annual Johnston Press awards, after winning praise from judges because

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