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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.

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

Herald offers students chance to get work in print

Student journalists are being given the chance to see their work in print, with the launch of a new competition set up by the Sunday Herald and Amnesty International. The winner will have their article published in the Scottish Sunday

Local media invited to enter One World awards

Journalists are being invited to enter a prestigious competition which recognises those covering issues affecting the developing world. Organised by the One World Broadcasting Trust, entries for the One World Media Awards should be concerned with social, political or cultural

Fleet Street journalist to return to old patch for awards

Entrants to this year’s Midlands Media Awards will find themselves under the scrutiny of Fleet Street’s finest, with the announcement that The Times’ Andrew Pierce has joined the contest’s judging panel. The assistant editor will also be acting as a

Cash prizes up for grabs in journalism awards scheme

Cash prizes of up to £1,000 are up for grabs in a competition aimed at journalists who write about insurance issues. Organised by the British Insurance Brokers’ Association, the awards scheme is open to those writing for print or the

NS reveals awards shortlist

The Newspaper Society has announced the shortlist for April’s Circulation, Editorial and Promotions Awards. This year’s competition, previously known as the Newspaper Sales and Promotions Awards, received more than 800 entries from regional newspapers across the country, and the Society

Nominations revealed for Midlands event

Page 1 of 2 The nominations for this year’s Midlands Media Awards are: NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR The Sentinel/Sentinel Sunday Nottingham Evening Post Coventry Evening Telegraph Gloucestershire Echo North Shropshire Chronicle/Shrewsbury Chronicle Birmingham Evening Mail Sunday Mercury Express and Star

Race awards relaunched

The Race in the Media Awards are back after a two-year break. Journalists and media owners are being invited to get their entries in to the refreshed and re-energised competition. The awards are designed to reward and honour those who

Mersey media group launches awards

The Merseyside Media Network – with more than 180 members in newspapers, radio and TV across the region – is staging its 2005 awards on June 10. The Network’s Journalism Awards, sponsored by Littlewoods, will recognise the best of the

Cash prize on offer for sex and relationship writers

Press articles on sexual health, relationships or pregnancy are being sought for this year’s Rosemary Goodchild Award, which offers £500 to the winner. Created in memory of the Family Planning Association’s former press officer, who died in March 1988, the

Sports journalists nominated for award

Regional sports journalists John Gibson, of the Newcastle Chronicle, Danny Hall, of the Western Daily Press, the Liverpool Post’s David Prior, Phil Rostron of the Yorkshire Evening Post, and Jeremy Wilson, from the Southern Echo, are all shortlisted for regional

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