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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.

Herald competition offers work experience and cash

The Herald in Glasgow is giving journalism hopefuls a chance to go and work at the newspaper. It has launched the Scottish Student Press Awards, and the top prize is a paid four-week placement this summer. There is also up

Herald named Newspaper of the Year

The Herald in Glasgow has been named Newsquest Daily Newspaper of the Year. The judge praised it as “an assured thoroughbred” adding: “It’s twice the size, has twice the staff but is actually twice as good as its nearest rivals.

Chance to win cash and cases of beer

Cash and cases of beer are among the prizes up for grabs at the 2005 Essex Journalist of the Year Awards. Entries are now being invited for the competition, which is sponsored by independent brewer Shepherd Neame, and aims to

New journalism awards launched for the South West

EDF Energy has teamed up with HoldtheFrontPage to host an exciting new series of media awards in the South West. Journalists from all newspapers, radio and television stations are being invited to enter the EDF Energy South West Media Awards,

Regional press reporters nominated for Mind award

Three regional press journalists are among the nominees for this year’s Mind Journalist of the Year awards, which recognise outstanding reporting on mental health. Birmingham Post chief features writer Paul Groves, Nottingham Evening Post reporter Joanna Kowalski and Helensburgh Advertiser

News staff gather to celebrate year's successes

The high achievers at Northcliffe Newspapers have been recognised at the group’s annual Circulation, Editorial and Promotion Awards. Newspaper staff gathered to see the winners announced at a ceremony at the Marriot City Centre Hotel in Bristol, marking the culmination

Work experience at The Guardian and Sky News up for grabs

Work experience at The Guardian and Sky News are among the prizes up for grabs at this year’s Guardian Student Media Awards. Budding journalists are being given the chance to kick-start their careers by putting their best work forward for

Campaigning journalist Don Hale named as Unsung Hero

Award-winning journalist Don Hale has scooped another major prize – this time honouring unsung heroes in the North West. Don, now associate coastal editor with North Wales Newspapers, scooped the Lifetime Difference Award at the Big Difference Awards 2005 for

Journalists rewarded for their work as trainees

Worthing Herald reporter Chris Taylor was among the winners at Highbury College’s annual journalism awards. Chris, (27), won The Frank Warner Award for special achievement by a newspaper journalism student from the Portsmouth college. He was the first on his

Nominations revealed for Midlands event

The nominations for this year’s Midlands Media Awards have been announced. The competition attracted a record number of entries, and those in the running for an award include staff from the Nottingham Evening Post, Birmingham Post & Mail, Coventry Evening

'Judgement Day' for Midlands media

Entrants to this year’s Midlands Media Awards have faced their ‘Judgement Day’. Shortlisted entrants – slimmed down from a record level of entries – have now been scrutinised by a six-strong judging panel, led by ex-Fleet Street journalist John Lamb.

EDP's Sarah named outstanding trainee

Eastern Daily Press reporter Sarah Brealey has been awarded the Archant Norfolk Holroyd Award for the most outstanding trainee of the year. The award is made annually in memory of former Mercury series editor Albert Holroyd, who edited the title

Echo writer wins top sporting prize

Southern Daily Echo journalist Jeremy Wilson has won a prestigious national prize for his sports writing. The South Coast writer was named Regional Sports Writer of the Year after winning over judges at the British Sports Journalism awards. His series

Paper honoured for its 'responsible' cruelty coverage

The Western Daily Press has won a prestigious award in recognition of its fight to stamp out animal cruelty at home and abroad. The RSPCA has given the Bristol-based newspaper its 2005 regional media award for its campaigns to protect

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