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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.

Gazette named Regional Newspaper of the Year

The Blackpool Gazette has been named Regional Newspaper of the Year at the Newspaper Society’s annual Newspaper Sales and Promotions Awards. The award was one of many handed out at the Birmingham Metropole Hotel, in a ceremony attended by 300

Group rewards best of its regional talent

The best of Trinity Mirror’s regional talent has been recognising at the group’s annual in-house Editorial Awards. A dozen trophies were handed to titles from across the group, including the Birmingham Evening Mail, which was named Daily/Sunday Newspaper of the

Evening Post named best regional

The Reading Evening Post has been named Regional Newspaper of the Year at the 2003 Newspaper Awards. The event recognises production and editorial excellence, and saw many regional publishers and titles competing against their national rivals. The Evening Post’s accolade

Show off your business know-how

Business and finance journalists are being asked to put forward entries for the London Stock Exchange – Baker Tilly AIM Journalist of the Year award. It carries a £5,000 cash prize for people writing about the Stock Exchange’s international market

Herald writer scoops top press award

Feature writer Michael Tierney, from The Herald in Glasgow, has scooped a prestigious award at the British Press Awards. He was named Feature Writer of the Year at the event at London’s Hilton Park Lane Hotel, and beat shortlisted candidates

West Midlands media celebrates

Journalists from across the West Midlands were celebrating last night as a host of prizes were handed out at the inaugural West Midlands Media Awards. Winners included staff from the Sunday Mercury, Hinckley Times, and Northcliffe Electronic Publishing, with a

Group focuses on photo talent

The best photographic talent from the Trinity Mirror group has been recognised at a group-wide awards scheme. Winners included photographers from the Birmingham Evening Mail, Newcastle Evening Chronicle and Western Mail, as staff from Trinity Mirror’s regional titles competed against

Herald man scoops top sports award

The Herald’s Doug Gillon has scooped a national award for his sports writing. The Glasgow-based journalist was named Regional Sports Writer of the Year at the annual British Sports Journalism Awards. The event is organised by Sport England in conjunction

Gazette named Regional Newspaper of the Year

Editorial Awards Campaigning newspaper of the year – All daily and Sunday paid-for newspapers Winner: Bristol Evening Post, Save Our Streets Highly Commended: Western Daily Press, Lelaina Hovercraft Rescue Fund Commended: Nottingham Evening Post, A range of four campaigns. Lincolnshire

2003 Newspaper Award nominations announced

The nominees for the 2003 Newspaper Awards are: Regional Newspaper of the Year The Goss International Premier Award Eastern Daily Press Jersey Evening Post Manchester Evening News Press & Journal, Aberdeen Reading Evening PostShropshire Star Sunday Newspaper of the Year

Regional staff make sports journalism shortlist

Journalists and photographers from the regional press are among those to make it onto the shortlist for the British Sports Journalism Awards 2002. The event, organised by Sport England in conjunction with the Sports Writers Association, recognises the best sports

Entries sought for online journalism awards

Entries are now being invited for 2003 European Online Journalism Awards. The competition is open to all European journalists, news and features agencies, custom online news sites and websites of traditional media. Last year Holdthefrontpage was named Best Overall Journalism

News Shopper sweeps the board

Proving yet again its ability to win award after award, the News Shopper swept the board at this year’s Newsquest (London) annual prize-giving. The Petts Wood-based series of free newspapers picked up another shelf of top awards including Free Newspaper

Chance for student journalists to shine

The 2003 Guardian Student Media Awards have been launched, with prizes such as work experience at the Guardian and Sky News up for grabs. Now in its 25th year, the competition recognises the best student journalists, editors, designers and photographers.

Unique medal award for former regional press man

A former Yorkshire Evening Post journalist has received an operational medal for taking part in Op Langar – the conflict in East Timor in 1999. Tim Zillessen, who worked at the Evening Post for 12 years and is now an

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