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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.

The Citizen in crowned Newspaper of the Year

The Citizen has been crowned Regional Newspaper of the Year at this year’s Newspaper Sales and Promotions Awards. The Gloucester-based title won over judges at the Newspaper Society event, who said the paper “punches well above its weight in a

Editorial success saluted at Newsquest awards

The Argus, Brighton, has been named Daily Newspaper of the Year in the annual Newsquest editorial awards. Simon Bradshaw, editorof The Argus, receives theDaily Newspaperof the Year award from Paul Davidson, Newsquest’s chairman and chief executive The judge described the

Newspaper staff celebrate at the 'Oscars'

Newspaper staff from Bath and Somerset have celebrated their successes at the region’s second annual Oscars awards. More than 400 editorial, advertising and newspaper sales staff from Bath, Wells, Clevedon and Taunton gathered for the Nortcliffe-run event, where a host

Award for sub-editor who makes a 'Big Difference'

Yorkshire Evening Post sub-editor Liz Carnell has been presented with a prestigious Big Difference Award for making a positive impact on the community. The journalist, who is also the founder and director of Internet charity Bullying Online, picked up the

Amnesty nomination for regional press man

Regional press journalist James Walsh is up against competition from national newspapers and the broadcasting industry in a bid to be recognised for his work covering the asylum issue. The Clydebank Post writer penned a series of articles on the

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

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

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

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