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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.

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

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

Entries invited for new awards scheme

Journalists working in the Merseyside area are being invited to enter a new awards scheme launched by the Merseyside Media Network. Ten awards are up for grabs at the event, sponsored by Littlewoods, including news journalist of the year, features

Howard highly commended in national contest

Howard Griggs, hockey writer for The Argus in Brighton, has been highly commended in a national competition. Howard, who has been with The Argus for five years, finished runner-up in the Hockey Writers’ Club regional newspaper writer of the year

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

Courier's Trisha is named Kent Journalist of the Year

Kent & Sussex Courier chief reporter Trisha Fermor has been named Kent Journalist of the Year. The journalist scooped the top honour at this year’s Shepherd Neame Kent Journalist of the Year Awards where the best of the county’s journalists

Chance for sports journalists to net £1,000

Sports journalists are being invited to put themselves forward for a prestigious award which could net them £1,000. The Jim Rodger Memorial Award is awarded annually to a sports journalist under the age of 35 in honour of the late

Photo contest offers £2,000 top prize

A photo competition open to people throughout the Commonwealth is offering £2,000 as its top prize. The Commonwealth Photographic Awards were last year topped by Canadian John Lehmann for his picture that, according to the judges, “could not get closer

Chance to score an award in new FA Cup pic contest

Regional press photographers covering this year’s FA Cup are being invited to enter a new competition which has been launched by the Nationwide Building Society. Searching for the best images that capture the passion and essence of the annual footballing

Amnesty calls for entries from regional media

Print journalists from the regional media are being invited to submit entries for the 2004 Amnesty International UK Media Awards. The annual ceremony will take place at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts on Thursday, May 13 in

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