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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.

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

Nominations revealed for Midlands event

The nominations for this year’s Midlands Media Awards have been announced. The competition attracted a record number of entries, and those in the running for an award include staff from the Nottingham Evening Post, Birmingham Post & Mail, Coventry Evening

'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.

EDP's Sarah named outstanding trainee

Eastern Daily Press reporter Sarah Brealey has been awarded the Archant Norfolk Holroyd Award for the most outstanding trainee of the year. The award is made annually in memory of former Mercury series editor Albert Holroyd, who edited the title

Echo writer wins top sporting prize

Southern Daily Echo journalist Jeremy Wilson has won a prestigious national prize for his sports writing. The South Coast writer was named Regional Sports Writer of the Year after winning over judges at the British Sports Journalism awards. His series

Paper honoured for its 'responsible' cruelty coverage

The Western Daily Press has won a prestigious award in recognition of its fight to stamp out animal cruelty at home and abroad. The RSPCA has given the Bristol-based newspaper its 2005 regional media award for its campaigns to protect

Herald offers students chance to get work in print

Student journalists are being given the chance to see their work in print, with the launch of a new competition set up by the Sunday Herald and Amnesty International. The winner will have their article published in the Scottish Sunday

Local media invited to enter One World awards

Journalists are being invited to enter a prestigious competition which recognises those covering issues affecting the developing world. Organised by the One World Broadcasting Trust, entries for the One World Media Awards should be concerned with social, political or cultural

Fleet Street journalist to return to old patch for awards

Entrants to this year’s Midlands Media Awards will find themselves under the scrutiny of Fleet Street’s finest, with the announcement that The Times’ Andrew Pierce has joined the contest’s judging panel. The assistant editor will also be acting as a

Cash prizes up for grabs in journalism awards scheme

Cash prizes of up to £1,000 are up for grabs in a competition aimed at journalists who write about insurance issues. Organised by the British Insurance Brokers’ Association, the awards scheme is open to those writing for print or the

NS reveals awards shortlist

The Newspaper Society has announced the shortlist for April’s Circulation, Editorial and Promotions Awards. This year’s competition, previously known as the Newspaper Sales and Promotions Awards, received more than 800 entries from regional newspapers across the country, and the Society

Nominations revealed for Midlands event

Page 1 of 2 The nominations for this year’s Midlands Media Awards are: NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR The Sentinel/Sentinel Sunday Nottingham Evening Post Coventry Evening Telegraph Gloucestershire Echo North Shropshire Chronicle/Shrewsbury Chronicle Birmingham Evening Mail Sunday Mercury Express and Star

Race awards relaunched

The Race in the Media Awards are back after a two-year break. Journalists and media owners are being invited to get their entries in to the refreshed and re-energised competition. The awards are designed to reward and honour those who

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