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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.

Prize-winning news staff celebrate

Newspaper staff from across the country have been celebrating after scooping prizes at Johnston Press’s annual awards night. The event was part of the group’s annual editorial and newspaper sales conference, and saw the Yorkshire Evening Post crowned Johnston Press

Race awards set for revamp

The popular Race in the Media Awards are being put on hold ready for a redesign and re-launch next year. The event, hosted by the Commission for Racial Equality, rewards all areas of the media for helping public understanding of

Student media shortlist is revealed

Judges of the National Student Media Awards have revealed which entries caught their eye, with the announcement of this year’s shortlist. Organisers said the competition, run by the National Union of Students in association with the Daily Mirror, attracted a

Yorkshire journalists vie for prizes

Organisers of the Yorkshire Press Awards 2003 have revealed which journalists and newspapers could be taking home an award next month, with the announcement of this year’s shortlist. The annual competition, which is sponsored by Yorkshire Water, will see 14

Archant duo share trainee award

Two newly-qualified senior reporters have been jointly awarded the Archant Norfolk Albert Holroyd Award for the Trainee Journalist of the Year. The award is made annually to the division’s outstanding trainee journalist, and this year went to Jonathan Redhead of

Quality is assured in the north-east

All of Trinity Mirror’s north-east operations covering Newcastle and Teesside now have official quality standards with the award of the ISO 9001 2000 Accreditation for Quality to the Gazette Media Company. The ISO Quality Accreditation in Teesside is seen as

Time for journalists to shout about their success

West Midlands journalists are being encouraged to shout about their successes of the past year and get their entries in for the West Midlands Media Awards. After the successful launch of this year’s competition, organisers are hoping the event will

Shortlisted weeklies are revealed

The finalists for the Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper Awards 2003 are: Aberdeen Independent Alistair Harris (Lichfield Mercury)Allan Williamson (Lichfield Mercury)Allison Thomas-Mears (Llanelli Star)Andersonstown News Barnet & Whetstone Press Barnet Press Belfast News Beverley Rouse (Harlow Star) Clevedon Mercury Cornish Guardian

Student Media Awards shortlist is revealed

The Guardian has announced its shortlist for the 2003 Student Media Awards: Student Newspaper of the Year York Vision, University of York; Concrete, University of East Anglia; Leeds Student, University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University; The University Observer, University

North-west conference rewards editorial success

Editorial award winners stepped forward to receive recognition at the Newsquest Cheshire/Merseyside annual editorial conference. The event doubled as a disaster coverage seminar with press officers and emergency planners giving presentations about their procedures in dealing with the press in

Holdthefrontpage scoops top industry award

Holdthefrontpage has been named Best Niche Internet Site (Commercial) at the Newspaper Society New Media Awards 2003. We received the award at a gala dinner in London last night from Northcliffe Newspapers managing director Kevin Beatty and John Robertson, president

Top financial writing award for Jane

A journalist at The Journal in Newcastle has won a top industry award for her writing on personal finance. Jane Hall has been named British Insurance Brokers Association Regional Journalist of the Year for 2002. The award is in recogntition

Royal award honour for Barrie Williams

Westcountry journalist Barrie Williams is to receive a prestigious award from the Prince of Wales in recognition of his role in helping to look after the countryside. Barrie, who is editor of the Western Morning News, is to receive the

Award nomination for HTFP

Holdthefrontpage is among the nominees for the 2003 Newspaper Society New Media Awards. The nomination is another welcome boost to the website, which has already seen readership grow to almost 2m page views a month. Our news stories about the

Chance for weeklies to shine

Weekly newspapers are being given the chance to shout about their success – by entering the Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper Awards 2003. Entries are now being invited for prestigious annual competition, which is designed to recognise the best journalism and

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