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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.

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

London papers rewarded for coverage on refugee and asylum issues

The Highbury and Islington Express and the Wembley Observer have been honoured at the Mayor of London’s first ever local press awards. The regional newspapers were among the winners at the event held to recognise balanced and accurate coverage of

Chance for weeklies to spend time in the spotlight

Weekly newspapers around the country are being given the chance to shout about their successes, with the launch of this year’s Weekly Newspaper Awards. Organised by the Newspaper Society, the event is open to all paid-for and free weekly newspapers

Post reporter rewarded for outstanding writing

University of Central Lancashire journalism graduate Stephanie Cartwright has won the first Alan Burgess award for her outstanding writing. The Lancashire Evening Post launched the award to honour the memory of Alan Burgess who was a journalist and executive on

Chance to grab £1,000 as business awards return

Business journalists are being offered the chance to win £1,000, with the return of the Northern Business Journalist Awards. The event is back with a new sponsor, npower, after a three year absence, and is open to both print and

YEP wins praise for its coverage of race issues

The Yorkshire Evening Post has won a national award in recognition of its positive coverage of race issues. The title, edited by Neil Hodgkinson, won the local newspaper category of the Race in the Media Awards. It beat competition from

RNLI thanks regionals for their support

Regional newspapers from across the UK have been recognised for their support of the RNLI. The charity, which rescues an average of 21 people from the sea every day, has handed out media supports awards to the Caithness Courier, Dundee

Prize-winning double for Cumbrian newspapers

Staff at the News & Star and The Cumberland News are celebrating after winning both the Daily and Weekly Newspaper of the Year prizes at the North West Newspaper Awards. The newspapers, which are written and edited by the same

News staff to face local rivals at North West Newspaper Awards

Staff from regional newspapers across the North West will face local rivals next month at the 2005 North West Newspaper Awards. Sponsored by British Nuclear Group and organised by the North West region of the Society of Editors, the competition

Regional titles shortlisted for Race Awards

The Yorkshire Evening Post and the Birmingham Post will battle it out later this month for a coveted Race in the Media Award. The two newspapers have been shortlisted in the Local Newspapers category of the competition, which is run

Star journalist awarded an MBE

Shropshire Star journalist Shirley Tart has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Shirley, who is the paper’s royal correspondent, received the honour for services to the newspaper industry. She is part of the original reporting team which

Echo journalists win top honours

Journalist from the Liverpool Echo have claimed top honours at the Merseyside Media Network Awards. More than 200 guests attended the glittering dinner, sponsored by Littlewoods, at the Holiday Inn Lime Street on Friday evening. Charles Garside, managing editor of

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