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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.

Reporting excellence is honoured by Prince's Trust

Coventry Evening Telegraph reporter Emma Snodgrass has scooped a prize at this year’s Prince’s Trust Local Reporting Awards. The journalist picked up the award in the professional category of the competition for an article she wrote earlier this year about

Hull Daily Mail is crowned best daily in Yorkshire

The Hull Daily Mail has been named Yorkshire Daily Newspaper of the Year at this year’s Yorkshire Press Awards. The newspaper picked up the prestigious award during a ceremony at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield last night. The Mail

Sub's anti-bullying website impresses awards judges

A Yorkshire Evening Post sub-editor has been highly commended in the Beacon Fellowship Awards 2003. Liz Carnell is the director of the Harrogate-based charity Bullying Online which she founded with her son John in 1999. With almost 800 nominations, a

Evening Leader hailed as "the complete product"

The Evening Leader was named Newspaper of the Year for 2003 at North Wales Newspapers first-ever awards dinner. Announcing the award, managing director Kevin McNulty said that judges described the Evening Leader, which has editions for Wrexham, Chester & Flintshire

York Vision does the double

York Vision, the student newspaper of the University of York, has been crowned best student newspaper at the NUS National Student Media Awards. The award follows hot on the heels of the paper’s success at the recent Guardian Student Media

Top honour for Yorkshire Post writer

A Yorkshire Post writer has scooped a top prize at this year’s Wella Hair Journalism Awards. Stephanie Smith was chosen as the winner of the Best Regional Article category for the second year running. She collected her award during a

New journalism talent is rewarded

The best new journalism talent has been celebrated at the Guardian Student Media Awards. This year’s event attracted a record number of entries, and saw the University of York’s York Vision crowned Student Newspaper of the Year for the second

Winners unveiled at Archant showpiece event

The winners of the Archant Awards 2003 have been announced at a ceremony held at the Alexandra Palace in London. Some 1,200 staff from across the country saw publications, products and people from across the community media company scoop prizes

Former MP Mellor to be awards' guest speaker

David Mellor is to be the guest speaker at next year’s West Midlands Media Awards. The outspoken former Tory MP (pictured), who now runs his own international business consultancy as well as writing columns for several newspapers, will be the

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

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

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

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