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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 to shine at international media event

Journalists are being invited to enter this year’s Foreign Press Association Media Awards, which are set to be held in London later this year. The event is dedicated to excellence in foreign reporting and other areas of serious journalism, and

Regional 'first' as Journal's Jane scoops writing prize

Newcastle Journal journalist Jane Hall has beaten competition from the nationals to scoop a top award. Features editor Jane won the British Insurance Brokers’ Association Journalist of the Year award 2003 at a ceremony in London – becoming the first

Hard-working trainees are rewarded

Eastern Daily Press journalist James Goffin has been 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, which this year went to James, who

Farming award for Dundee journalist

Dundee Courier farming editor Andrew Arbuckle has scooped an award for the best horticultural news story of the year. Andrew was honoured for his work by the National Farmers’ Union of England and Wales at the Royal Agricultural Society’s Royal

Award for campaigning EDP

The Eastern Daily Press has picked up a top national award for its coverage of world poverty. The Norfolk-based newspaper won the Local Media Award at this year’s One World Media Awards, for its successful Abandoned Children Appeal. The appeal

Merseyside media celebrate

More than 200 editors, MDs and journalists gathered to see the best journalism talent from across Merseyside recognised at a new media awards scheme. Winners of the Merseyside Media Network Journalism Awards were announced during a ceremony at Lime Street’s

Advertiser staff dominate honours roll

Journalists and public relations staff from across Wiltshire gathered for an evening of celebration as the winners of this year’s Wiltshire Media Awards were announced. Print, Internet and broadcast journalism as well as PR were all represented as 13 prizes

North East publisher picks up business gong

Staff at Newcastle Chronicle and Journal Ltd are celebrating after the company was named the most outstanding publishing business for 2003. The accolade was handed out during parent-company Trinity Mirror’s Achievement Awards, which recognise the commercial success of businesses from

Post praised for campaigning stance

The Nottingham Evening Post has scooped a national award in recognition of its tough stance on tackling doorstep conmen. The newspaper’s Fair ‘n’ Square campaign, which calls for a complete ban on cold-calling by property repair salesmen, has been named

Industry web wizards set to be rewarded

Regional publishers are being invited to put their best ‘web’ efforts forward for the Newspaper Society’s Digital Media Awards. Nine awards are set to be handed out at this year’s event, which will recognise the best digital media initiatives from

The Herald wins top prize in Scottish awards

The Scottish Daily Newspaper Society has announced the winners of this year’s Scottish Press Awards. The winners of the 19 categories were revealed at a ceremony and dinner in Glasgow, with The Herald being named Newspaper of the Year. A

Trainee is named Journalist of the Year

Yellow Advertiser trainee reporter Jon Austin has been named the 2004 Shepherd Neame Essex Journalist of the Year. The judges praised Austin’s string of exclusives, which included an expos√© of two cases of Legionnaire’s disease – one fatal – that

Chronicle wins work experience gong

The Hampshire Chronicle has won a national accolade for its work experience programme. The title was presented with a special judges’ trophy in the National Council for Work Experience Awards at the Royal Society for the Arts, London. Judges praised

Gazette scoops six in North East Press Awards

The Evening Gazette, Middlesbrough, carried off the North East Newspaper of the Year title to complete a bumper evening at the Tom Cordner Transco North East Press Awards. Here is the full roll of honour: North East Newspaper of the

Echo scoops awards hat-trick

The South Wales Echo has scooped a hat-trick of top prizes at this year’s Trinity Mirror regional editorial awards. Editor Alistair Milburn collected trophies for Daily/Sunday Newspaper of the Year and best news pages indaily/Sunday titles, during a ceremony to

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