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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.

War reporter is named Trainee of the Year

Western Daily Press journalist Richard Edwards has been named British Trainee of the Year by Newstec, the technology wing of the newspaper and publishing industry. Richard, (23), joined the paper two years ago, and, as a member of the Regional

Could you be a web winner?

Entries are now being invited for the Newspaper Society’s 2003 New Media Awards. Designed to highlight the best new media products and services produced by local and regional newspaper publishers in the UK, eight awards will be handed out this

Northern Echo is named Newspaper of the Year

The Northern Echo is the new North East Newspaper of the Year – and its reporters received a series of individual trophies at this year’s Tom Cordner North East Press Awards ceremony. Commenting on the main award, judges from around

T&A man receives prize from Prince Charles

Andrew Hebden from the Bradford Telegraph and Argus has been presented with a Prince’s Trust Local Reporting Award from Prince Charles and Gary Lineker. He received the award, run in association with the Newspaper Society, during a ceremony at St

Nominations announced for Scottish Press Awards

The Edinburgh Evening News, Scotsman, Falkirk Herald and The Herald and Evening Times in Glasgow could be among the winners at the Scottish Press Awards later this month. Journalists and photographers from the titles, together with those from a number

Horse racing writers win cash awards

The Martin Wills Memorial Trust annual horse racing writing awards have been won this year entirely by women journalists. The number of entries to this year’s contest was the second highest, at 126, comprising 86 senior entrants and 40 juniors.

Search is on for student journalism talent

Journalism students are being invited to enter this year’s National Student Journalism Awards. Now in their 56th year, the awards are organised by the National Union of Students, which has this year teamed up with the Daily Mirror. Students are

Crime-writing nomination for former Notts newsman

Former Nottinghamshire journalist Stephen Booth has been shortlisted for a national crime-writing prize. Fictional character Detective Constable Ben Cooper, who features in Stephen’s series of novels set in the Derbyshire Peak District, has been nominated in the 2003 Sherlock Awards

National prize for knowledge of newspaper law

York Evening Press reporter Catherine Bruce has scooped a national award for her outstanding work as a trainee journalist. Catherine, (22), has received the Butterworths Law Prize for 2002. The award is given every year for the best results in

Student snappers in the frame

The nominations for the best student photographer have been announced ahead of next month’s Picture Editors’ Awards. Among those in the running for the Corporation of London Student Award are James Lipman and Veronique De Vigueries who both studied at

Journalist receives MBE from the Queen

Journalist Bob Drayton has received his MBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace for services to journalism and the local community. Bob, who is deputy group editor of the ten Newsquest titles published at Taunton, was awarded the medal in

Charity prize for Yorkshire Evening Post

The Yorkshire Evening Post has won an award from one of the country’s leading children’s charities. It was presented with the NCH Media Award at the charity’s annual Challenge to Care Awards for supporting its Young Achievers Awards during the

Media group wins top award for Games sponsorship

Guardian Media Group has won a top award for its role as the official media sponsor of the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games. The group, which publishes several regional titles including the Manchester Evening News, won the corporate award at the

A chance to see some of your own work… in the gallery is using Museum and Galleries Month as the launchpad for a contest where writers can win a £500 prize. Based in Brighton, the aim of the Government-funded site is to cover museum and gallery stories in all regions of

Press award for Coventry asylum seekers series

A five-day series of articles about asylum seekers and refugees in Coventry has won the Evening Telegraph a top media award. It was named Regional and Local Newspaper of the Year at the Race in the Media Awards. Judges voted

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