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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.

Last chance to scoop £2,000

Journalists hoping to be in with a chance of winning £2,000 have until the end of the week to get their entries in to this year’s Science Writers’ Awards. Organised by the Association of British Science Writers, the annual event

Award marks a lifetime in journalism

Veteran journalist Martin Macdonald is to receive the prestigious Barron Trophy in recognition of a lifetime of achievement in journalism. The broadcaster and writer, who began his career more than 40 years ago on the Inverness Courier and Oban Times,

£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

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

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

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

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

Hull Daily Mail is crowned best daily in Yorkshire

The Hull Daily Mail has been named Yorkshire Daily Newspaper of the Year at this year’s Yorkshire Press Awards. The newspaper picked up the prestigious award during a ceremony at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield last night. The Mail

York Vision does the double

York Vision, the student newspaper of the University of York, has been crowned best student newspaper at the NUS National Student Media Awards. The award follows hot on the heels of the paper’s success at the recent Guardian Student Media

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