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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.

Farming writer rewarded

Coverage of the agricultural industry in north Scotland has won Press and Journal writer Joe Watson an industry award. Joe won the inaugural Grampian County Food Group and Royal Northern Agricultural Society shield for achievements by a person under 35.

Hat-trick for YEP

The Yorkshire Evening Post has been named Daily Newspaper of the Year for the third year in a row. The Leeds-based newspaper chalked up the hat-trick of wins at the annual Johnston Press awards, after winning praise from judges because

Mail wins through in 'photo-finish' contest

The Hull Daily Mail has scooped its rivals for a second successive year to be named Yorkshire Daily Newspaper of the Year. The Northcliffe title picked up the prestigious award during a ceremony at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield

WMN is crowned Britain's best rural newspaper

The Western Morning News has been voted Britain’s best rural newspaper. It was crowned Rural Newspaper of the Year at the National Farmers’ Union’s Countryside Awards for Excellence, after being nominated by a reader. The award was presented to editor

HoldtheFrontPage scoops top media award – again!

HoldtheFrontPage has been named Best Niche Internet Site (Commercial) for the second year running. At the Newspaper Society Digital Media Awards ceremony in Manchester, which saw 21 nominees fight it out for nine prizes, the judges praised our consistency, commenting

Positive reporting set to be rewarded

Journalists are being invited to enter a new awards scheme which will recognise the positive reporting of young people and youth-related issues. The scheme is a bid by Young People Now magazine to encourage the media to look for positive

Newspapers given a sporting chance

Sports desks from across the UK are being given their chance to shine, with the launch of the Sport Industry Awards 2005. Fifteen prizes will be handed out as part of the competition, encompassing the sporting world, from the best-designed

Weekly newspaper staff set to do battle

The contenders for the Newspaper Society Weekly Newspaper Awards have been revealed, with the release of the shortlist ahead of next month’s competition. The great and the good of the weekly newspaper industry will battle it out for 34 prizes

Chance for weeklies to showcase their success

Weekly newspaper staff from across the country are being invited to show off their talents at an event organised by the Newspaper Society. The industry group is calling for entries for its prestigious Weekly Newspaper Awards, which are this year

Belfast showbiz reporter picks up top award

Belfast Telegraph showbiz reporter Maureen Coleman has been named as the Top Irish Entertainment Journalist. Maureen, who has covered entertainment and written a showbiz column in the paper for four years, picked up the gong at this year’s Big Buzz

Student talent to fight it out for industry awards

The contenders for this year’s Guardian Student Media Awards have been revealed. The competition attracted a record number of entries and journalism hopefuls from across the country will now fight it out in 13 categories in the hope of being

Student talent to fight it out

The Guardian has announced its shortlist for the 2004 Student Media Awards: Student Newspaper of the Year Leeds Student, University of Leeds York Vision, University of York Oxford Student, University of Oxford Student Direct, University of Manchester Bournemouth Student Press,

Award chance for regional publisher's education site

An interactive educational website from Northcliffe Electronic Publishing has made the shortlist for the prestigious AOP Online Publishing Awards 2004. It is the only entry from the UK regional press industry in with a chance of scooping an award.

Newsroom celebrates as Guardian sweeps the board

Journalists at the Warrington Guardian are celebrating after scooping more than half of the prizes up for grabs at a regional newspaper awards ceremony. The Cheshire weekly’s reporters, sub-editors, sports team and photographers scooped top prizes in eight of the

Traveller's tales net mayor's award for Sara

Former Wanstead and Woodford Guardian chief reporter Sara Dixon has been honoured for her work by London Mayor Ken Livingstone. Sara was presented with a London Day Award for her positive contribution to the city made through her travel stories

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