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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.

Search on for industry's best

Entries are now being accepted for this year’s Circulation, Editorial and Promotions Awards, run by the Newspaper Society. Previously known as the Newspaper Sales and Promotions Awards, the event has been rebranded to recognise the increasingly collaborative roles of circulation

Awards news in brief

Former News Guardian journalist Nick Martin was the joint winner of the Best TV Journalism award at the Royal Television Society North East and the Border Awards 2004. Whitley Bay man Nick is a journalist on nightly news programme Lookaround

Herald named best Highland and Islands paper

The Strathspey and Badenoch Herald has been named Newspaper of the Year at the Highland and Islands Media Awards. Editor Gavin Musgrove will receive a cheque for £500, to be donated to a charity of the newspaper’s choice. Kingussie-based reporter

Entries open for journalism awards

Entries are now being invited for the 24th Tom Cordner North East Press Awards, one of the strongest and longest-running recognition of professional excellence in UK journalism. The “Cordners” are 25 awards for news, features, specialist writing, lay-out, photography and

Journalist Bill scoops lifetime achievement award

A new addition has been added to this year’s Highland and Islands Media Awards roll of honour. Bill Lucas has been announced as the winner of the Barron Trophy, which recognises lifetime achievement in journalism. Bill began his career at

European trip on offer in EU reporting contest

Print and online journalists around Europe are being invited to help raise awareness on discrimination issues – and win a trip to the EU country of their choice. They have until the end of the month to enter the For

Editor Alan named Journalist of the Year

Alan Hendry, editor of the Caithness Courier and John o’Groat Journal, has been named Journalist of the Year for the Highlands and Islands. Alan received his award from the Rt Hon George Reid, MSP, presiding officer of the Scottish Parliament.

FIFA honour for veteran football writer

Former Belfast Telegraph sports editor Malcolm Brodie has been honoured by FIFA for his achievement in covering 13 World Cups for the paper. He was presented with the Jules Rimet Award, named after the founder of the World Cup to

Staff rewarded at excellence awards

The ‘outstanding success’ of six senior staff has been officially marked at this year’s Newsquest Excellence Awards. The awards recognise achievement by individuals who have performed with excellence in a highly demanding and competitive environment. Held at the headquarters of

Prize wins lead to a career behind the lens

A former solicitor with a passion for photography has embarked on a new career behind the lens after scooping top prizes for her work. Amanda D’Arcy was recently named the Royal Horticultural Society Photographer of the Year 2004, after picking

Search is on for picture perfect photographers

Regional press photographers are being given the chance to win up to £4,000, with the launch of this year’s Picture Editors’ Awards. The annual event recognises the best photographic talent in the UK and Ireland, and is also open to

Journalists honour 'splash' chief's memory in awards

One of the North East’s most accomplished masters of newspaper design, who died last year, is to be remembered each year in a regional roll of honour – the Tom Cordner North East Press Awards. Tony Dumphy, the much-loved head

Sentinel Sunday scoops Euro win

The Sentinel Sunday team has been crowned the best in Europe for its design work on the weekly broadsheet. The paper was voted Best Designed Newspaper (Weekly) in the European Newspaper Awards. The contest attracted more than 334 titles in

Reporter's exposé scoops national prize

An exposé about the use of NHS resources has won Eastern Daily Press journalist Mark Nicholls a top prize in a prestigious national competition. Mark, (left), who is health correspondent at the Archant-owned title, was named Health Finance Journalist of

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