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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.

Regional press in the running for top awards

Staff from the Bristol Evening Post, Bournemouth Daily Echo, Shields Gazette and Western Mail are among those in the running for a Newspaper Society award. The nominations are part of the Society’s Newspaper Sales and Promotions Awards, which include several

One World awards to recognise local media

This year’s One World Media Awards will feature a special award specifically aimed at the regional press and other local media. Entries are being invited for the competition which recognises cultural, social and political coverage of the wider world, and

Cub reporter scoops top award

A cub sports reporter for the Macclesfield Express has been named Young Reporter of the Year in a national competition. Sixth form student Tom Green impressed judges with a sports report he submitted to a contest run by the glossy

Helen is Highlands Journalist of the Year

Highland News reporter Helen Bushnell has been named Highlands and Islands Journalist of the Year. The 25-year-old collected her award from Deputy First Minister Jim Wallace at the Highlands and Islands Press Ball at the Newton Hotel in Nairn. Helen,

Courier's Trisha is named Kent Journalist of the Year

Kent & Sussex Courier chief reporter Trisha Fermor has been named Kent Journalist of the Year. The journalist scooped the top honour at this year’s Shepherd Neame Kent Journalist of the Year Awards where the best of the county’s journalists

Chance for sports journalists to net £1,000

Sports journalists are being invited to put themselves forward for a prestigious award which could net them £1,000. The Jim Rodger Memorial Award is awarded annually to a sports journalist under the age of 35 in honour of the late

Photo contest offers £2,000 top prize

A photo competition open to people throughout the Commonwealth is offering £2,000 as its top prize. The Commonwealth Photographic Awards were last year topped by Canadian John Lehmann for his picture that, according to the judges, “could not get closer

Chance to score an award in new FA Cup pic contest

Regional press photographers covering this year’s FA Cup are being invited to enter a new competition which has been launched by the Nationwide Building Society. Searching for the best images that capture the passion and essence of the annual footballing

Amnesty calls for entries from regional media

Print journalists from the regional media are being invited to submit entries for the 2004 Amnesty International UK Media Awards. The annual ceremony will take place at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts on Thursday, May 13 in

Veteran editor gets a knighthood

The veteran newspaper editor and publisher Harold Evans has been knighted in the New Years Honours list for his services to journalism. Best known as editor of the Sunday Times between 1967 and 1981, he was then appointed editor of

Jim Brown awarded the CBE

Former Newsquest chairman Jim Brown has paid tribute to his former colleagues after being awarded the CBE in the New Year Honours. He was given the award for services to the regional newspaper industry, six months after retiring from a

"Phenomenal" response to media awards

More than 200 entries have been received for this year’s West Midlands Media Awards. Birmingham Press Club, which organises the event, say they have had a phenomenal response to the competition, building on the success of their first event which

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

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