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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.

£2,500 on offer to young sports writers

Young sports journalists are in with a chance of winning a share of £2,500 for writing about horse racing. The quality of writing is much more important than a detailed knowledge of racing for this prize. But the work submitted

Highlands and Islands media scoop awards

The Northern Scot has scooped the Newspaper of the Year title at the Highland and Islands Media Awards for the second year running. As the winners were revealed, judges said the Moray newspaper had maintained its high standards over the

Veteran editor gets a knighthood

The veteran newspaper editor and publisher Harold Evans has been knighted in the New Years Honours list for his services to journalism. Best known as editor of the Sunday Times between 1967 and 1981, he was then appointed editor of

Jim Brown awarded the CBE

Former Newsquest chairman Jim Brown has paid tribute to his former colleagues after being awarded the CBE in the New Year Honours. He was given the award for services to the regional newspaper industry, six months after retiring from a

"Phenomenal" response to media awards

More than 200 entries have been received for this year’s West Midlands Media Awards. Birmingham Press Club, which organises the event, say they have had a phenomenal response to the competition, building on the success of their first event which

MEN scoops top honours

The Manchester Evening News became the big winner of the day at the Guardian Media Group’s first Regional Press Awards. The daily newspaper scooped seven of the 21 prizes up for grabs at the event, including best newspaper overall, best

Award organisers ring the changes

Organisers of The 2004 Newspaper Awards have revealed a series of changes to the annual competition, including several new or revised categories. Entries to next year’s competition will soon be invited, with the entry form due to be posted on

New season for awards

The 2004 Picture Editors’ Awards will see the introduction of a new category to recognise photographers working in editorial fashion. The annual competition will again be calling for entries from January 1, and these must be submitted online through the

'Freedom' award for Herald's campaigner

Tamworth Herald deputy editor Phil Shanahan has received the Freedom of Bletchley Park in recognition of the paper’s work to commemorate the lives of three sailors who retrieved codebooks to help break the Germans’ Enigma code in the Second World

Search is on for newspapers that make a difference

Newspapers that have had a positive impact on their local community are being invited to enter the Big Difference Awards 2004. The competition is open to a wide range of businesses, organisations and individuals – including those working in the

Reporting excellence is honoured by Prince's Trust

Coventry Evening Telegraph reporter Emma Snodgrass has scooped a prize at this year’s Prince’s Trust Local Reporting Awards. The journalist picked up the award in the professional category of the competition for an article she wrote earlier this year about

Tables turned on publisher Bill Browne

Salisbury Journal publisher Bill Browne had the tables turned on him at the city’s Business Awards. Having presented cups to three winners on the night, he then picked up a trophy himself. Bill, who has been at Salisbury Newspapers for

Award recognises Star quality

The Shropshire Star has won a national award in recognition of the quality of its colour printing. The newspaper’s production team was presented with the Roy Thomas Trophy by the Goss Users Association after submitting three pages which showed off

Partnership brings praise for paper

Coventry’s Youth Offending Service has won a prestigious national award following a series of articles in the Evening Telegraph about its work. The service – which is at the cutting edge of beating youth crime – picked up the national

Hat-trick of wins for writer who 'tells the truth'

Stoke Sentinel motoring columnist John Swift has been voted the Guild of Motoring Writers Regional Journalist of the Year. He also came runner-up in The AA Trophy for writing on political, environmental, legal and safety issues. He was honoured with

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