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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.

Press awards judges pick 68 nominees from 400 entries

The Scottish Daily Newspaper Society has revealed the shortlist of nominees for this year’s Scottish Press Awards. Almost 400 entries were received for the contest, which comes to a climax on May 27 in Glasgow. As well as the nominated

Gazette scoops six in North East Press Awards

The Evening Gazette, Middlesbrough, carried off the North East Newspaper of the Year title to complete a bumper evening at the Tom Cordner Transco North East Press Awards. The Gazette team took home five other trophies from the event, with

'Quality' papers are rewarded

The Derby Evening Telegraph and Leicester Mercury have been rewarded for their printing quality in a prestigious worldwide competition. The two regional newspapers are among 50 titles to have been awarded membership to the Ifra International Newspaper Colour Quality Club

Talented North East news staff to compete for prizes

The best of the regional press in the North East is set to compete for a host of prizes at next month’s Tom Cordner Transco North East Press Awards. More than 60 journalists and publications have been shortlisted in a

Editor receives town's top honour

A weekly newspaper editor has been honoured with her town’s highest honour for her outstanding contribution to the area. Weston Mercury editor Judi Kisiel picked up the Borough Shield at the prestigious Mayor’s Ball. Her achievements include fundraising for the

Sentinel is hailed 'the best' at regional press awards

The Sentinel has been named West Midlands Newspaper of the Year at an event to reward the best of the region’s press. For the second year running the top prize at the West Midlands Media Awards went to the Stoke

Duo win awards for photos and features

An Evening Chronicle photographer and features writer have won top awards for their work. Photographer Dave Charlton won Picture of the Year at the recent Trinity Mirror Photographic Awards, while writer Beth Neil has been handed the Rosemary Goodchild Award,

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

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

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