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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.

Whatever the award, whether it be for specialist writing or UK-wide events, we will strive to cover them in this section.

Entries sought for 'positive youth reporting' prize

Journalists are being invited to enter an awards scheme which recognises the balanced reporting of young people and youth-related issues. The competition is looking for entries from newspapers or individuals who can show they have made a real attempt to

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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