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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.

Weekly Newspaper Award winners announced

The Newbury Weekly News and Hunts Post took the top honours at the Newspaper Society Weekly Newspaper Awards last night. The Newbury Weekly News was crowned Paid-for Weekly Newspaper of the Year, judges hailing it as “a supreme example of

County journalism awards launched

Entries are being invited for the 2005 Kent Journalist of the Year Awards. Independent brewer Shepherd Neame has once again pledged its support for the competition, and is looking for the best journalistic talent from the county. Last year’s winners

Top PR award for former Herald man

Former Falkirk Herald chief reporter Adrian Mahoney has picked up a top public relations award. His firm The PR Store won gold for Best Community Campaign in the Scotland PRide Awards, run by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Winner

Vine to host business journalism awards

Broadcaster and journalist Jeremy Vine is to host this year’s npower Northern Business Journalist of the Year Awards. He will present winners of each of the seven categories, including the new ‘Business Story of the Year’ award, with a trophy

Student Media Awards shortlist is announced

The shortlist for this year’s Guardian Student Media Awards has been announced. Budding journalists will fight it out in 13 categories later this year, and among them will be the staff of the University of York’s York Vision, which has

Herald man shortlisted for Paul Foot journalism honour

Regional newspaper journalist Eamonn O’Neill has won through more than 100 entrants to be shortlisted in the final six of an award for campaigning journalism. Eamonn, from The Herald in Glasgow, will find out tonight if he will win the

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

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