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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.

Post sub wins prestigious Pride of Britain Award

Sub-editor Liz Carnell was last night presented with a Pride of Britain award for her influential anti-bullying website She is one of 17 winners at a star-studded ceremony hosted by Carol Vorderman and run by the Daily Mirror, which

Weekly newspapers line up for annual industry awards

Journalists from weekly newspapers around the country are to gather in Warwickshire for the Weekly Newspaper Awards. The Forest of Arden Marriott hotel will host the Newspaper Society event on Thursday. The judges will reward both advertising and editorial successes

Written about discrimination?Euro-award open for entries

Journalists from across Europe are being invited to submit articles on the issue of combating discrimination and promoting diversity in employment. The competition is part of the European Union For Diversity. Against Discrimination campaign, which gives information and advice on

Journalism talent of the future makes student awards' shortlist

The shortlist for this year’s National Student Journalism Awards has been revealed. Among the nominees is Cardiff University’s Gair Rhydd and University of London’s London Student, which will compete with Nouse and York Vision from the University of York and

Herald journalist picks up top accolade for human rights reporting

Journalist Billy Briggs from The Herald in Glasgow has picked up a top accolade from Amnesty International, which recognise excellence in human rights reporting. The staff reporter won the Nations and Regions award for his chilling account of an insidious

Achievements of the past year are celebrated at group awards

Staff from Archant have celebrated the achievements of the past year at the group’s annual awards. More than 800 staff from titles across England and Scotland gathered for the event at Audley End stately home in Essex, which was hosted

Web publishers pick up prizes at NS awards

ManchesterOnline has been named Daily Newspaper Internet of the Year at the Newspaper Society’s Digital Media Awards. The Guardian Media Group-owned website took the honour at the event at the Hilton Gateshead Hotel last night, as judges praised the site

MEN's Peter scoops top financial writing prize

Manchester Evening News journalist Peter Sharples has won a top industry award for his writing on personal finance. The 55-year-old, who has been the paper’s personal finance editor for eight years, picked up the regional prize at the British Insurance

London papers rewarded for coverage on refugee and asylum issues

The Highbury and Islington Express and the Wembley Observer have been honoured at the Mayor of London’s first ever local press awards. The regional newspapers were among the winners at the event held to recognise balanced and accurate coverage of

Chance for weeklies to spend time in the spotlight

Weekly newspapers around the country are being given the chance to shout about their successes, with the launch of this year’s Weekly Newspaper Awards. Organised by the Newspaper Society, the event is open to all paid-for and free weekly newspapers

Post reporter rewarded for outstanding writing

University of Central Lancashire journalism graduate Stephanie Cartwright has won the first Alan Burgess award for her outstanding writing. The Lancashire Evening Post launched the award to honour the memory of Alan Burgess who was a journalist and executive on

Chance to grab £1,000 as business awards return

Business journalists are being offered the chance to win £1,000, with the return of the Northern Business Journalist Awards. The event is back with a new sponsor, npower, after a three year absence, and is open to both print and

YEP wins praise for its coverage of race issues

The Yorkshire Evening Post has won a national award in recognition of its positive coverage of race issues. The title, edited by Neil Hodgkinson, won the local newspaper category of the Race in the Media Awards. It beat competition from

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