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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.

Archant award winners roll of honour

This is the full list of Archant Awards 2003 winners and finalists Journalist of the YearWinner: Mark Nicholls, EDP, Archant Norfolk, Finalists: Alex Gore, Evening News, Archant Norfolk; Danielle Nuttall, EADT, Archant Suffolk; Grant Sherlock, Ilford Recorder, Archant East London

Financial writing honours for regional journalists

Two regional press journalists have been honoured in a national competition which recognises the best financial journalism. Peter Sharples, from the Manchester Evening News, was named Personal Finance Regional Journalist of the Year at the 2003 Bradford & Bingley Personal

Industry talent is honoured at prestigious awards

The Hampstead and Highgate Express has been named Paid-For Weekly Newspaper of the Year at this year’s Newspaper Society Weekly Newspaper Awards. The award was one of more than 30 handed out at a ceremony in Stratford-upon-Avon, where the best

Best of weekly journalism is honoured

The winners of the 2003 Newspaper Society Weekly Newspaper Awards are: Paid-for weekly Newspaper of the Year Hampstead & Highgate Express Free weekly Newspaper of the Year Kent on Sunday Best news journalist – Paid-for weekly newspapers Kelly Crane –

Prize-winning news staff celebrate

Newspaper staff from across the country have been celebrating after scooping prizes at Johnston Press’s annual awards night. The event was part of the group’s annual editorial and newspaper sales conference, and saw the Yorkshire Evening Post crowned Johnston Press

Race awards set for revamp

The popular Race in the Media Awards are being put on hold ready for a redesign and re-launch next year. The event, hosted by the Commission for Racial Equality, rewards all areas of the media for helping public understanding of

Media awards attract record entry

The Foreign Press Association Media Awards 2003 – which have had a record number of entries this year – will take place next month in London. The presentation dinner will be attended by HRH The Earl of Wessex, KCVO, leading

Quality is assured in the north-east

All of Trinity Mirror’s north-east operations covering Newcastle and Teesside now have official quality standards with the award of the ISO 9001 2000 Accreditation for Quality to the Gazette Media Company. The ISO Quality Accreditation in Teesside is seen as

Time for journalists to shout about their success

West Midlands journalists are being encouraged to shout about their successes of the past year and get their entries in for the West Midlands Media Awards. After the successful launch of this year’s competition, organisers are hoping the event will

Student media shortlist is revealed

Judges of the National Student Media Awards have revealed which entries caught their eye, with the announcement of this year’s shortlist. Organisers said the competition, run by the National Union of Students in association with the Daily Mirror, attracted a

Yorkshire journalists vie for prizes

Organisers of the Yorkshire Press Awards 2003 have revealed which journalists and newspapers could be taking home an award next month, with the announcement of this year’s shortlist. The annual competition, which is sponsored by Yorkshire Water, will see 14

Archant duo share trainee award

Two newly-qualified senior reporters have been jointly awarded the Archant Norfolk Albert Holroyd Award for the Trainee Journalist of the Year. The award is made annually to the division’s outstanding trainee journalist, and this year went to Jonathan Redhead of

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

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