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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.

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The presentation and design of the Norwich Evening News was described as “bold and brave”. It was said to have “clearly identified the readership it is going after” and as “trying really hard”. The judges said the paper “stood out

Hat-trick for Journal's Alastair as he scoops third beer writing prize

Alastair Gilmour from The Journal in Newcastle has been named Beer Writer of the Year by the British Guild of Beer Writers. It is the third time he has picked up the national award, having previously scooped the title in

News staff party at 'Oscars' awards bash

Staff at Staffordshire Sentinel Newspapers have celebrated the successes of the past 12 months with an ‘Oscars’ awards bash. The event at the Moat House Hotel in Stoke-on-Trent, brought together staff from all of the centre’s departments, who enjoyed a

Newspaper staff come in for praise at excellence awards

Northern Echo editor Peter Barron is among eight senior staff singled out for praise for their exceptional accomplishments at the 2005 Newsquest Excellence Awards. The awards recognise achievement by people who have performed in a demanding and competitive environment. The

EDF Energy East of England Media Awards news

Competition is hotting up for the EDF Energy East of England Media Awards, with more than 140 entries received across 17 different categories. More than 30 newspapers, radio and television stations have so far taken part in the contest, which

Sports journalist who doubles as an athletics coach lifts top award

Veteran Paisley Daily Express journalist Derek Parker has picked up a prestigious sports award – for his work away from the newsroom as an athletics coach. As well as working full-time as a reporter, Derek spends much of his time

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

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