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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.

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

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,

"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

Highlands and Islands media scoop awards

The Northern Scot has scooped the Newspaper of the Year title at the Highland and Islands Media Awards for the second year running. As the winners were revealed, judges said the Moray newspaper had maintained its high standards over the

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

MEN scoops top honours

The Manchester Evening News became the big winner of the day at the Guardian Media Group’s first Regional Press Awards. The daily newspaper scooped seven of the 21 prizes up for grabs at the event, including best newspaper overall, best

Award organisers ring the changes

Organisers of The 2004 Newspaper Awards have revealed a series of changes to the annual competition, including several new or revised categories. Entries to next year’s competition will soon be invited, with the entry form due to be posted on

New season for awards

The 2004 Picture Editors’ Awards will see the introduction of a new category to recognise photographers working in editorial fashion. The annual competition will again be calling for entries from January 1, and these must be submitted online through the

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