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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.

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

Student Media Awards shortlist is revealed

The shortlist for this year’s Guardian Student Media Awards has been announced. The competition attracted a record number of entries this year, and will reward the best student journalists, editors and photographers, with prizes being awarded in 13 categories. Winners

Women writers are honoured

This year’s Catherine Pakenham Award for young women journalists has been awarded to Karyn Miller. The 24-year-old, who writes for the Mail on Sunday’s Night & Day Magazine, won the award for her piece about the magic and intrigue of

Matt scoops arts review prize

The winner of the first Museum and Galleries Month Arts Writing Prize run by www.24hourmuseum.org.uk has been announced. Newly qualified journalist Matt Havercroft scooped the £500 award with his story, ‘The Real Samuel Pepys’, a review of the Pepys London

Hot-shot football columnist awarded trophy

A football writer who covers amateur matches for the Oldham Chronicle has been awarded the John Tibbett Memorial Trophy for his services to the column during the past 21 years. John Gilder, (43), started writing an amateur soccer column in

Regional Press Awards winners announced

The Western Daily Press was a four-times winner at the Regional Press Awards 2003. The paper impressed the judges to scoop Community Campaign of the Year, Photographer of the Year and Feature Writer of the Year, as well as the

Echo award scheme encourages young talent

Four Merseyside youngsters are to spend the day in the Liverpool Echo newsroom after impressing judges of the paper’s Young Journalist of the Year competition. Winners Sarah Foley, (14), and Stephanie Johnson, (18), and runners-up Graeme Dolphin, (16), and Jessica

Niche mag from Echo scoops award

The Liverpool Echo’s I Can Do That! magazine has gained another industry accolade, this time from the Wirral Challenge awards. The Awards’ aim is to highlight organisations that are taking positive steps to give people with disabilities an equal opportunity

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