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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.

'Freedom' award for Herald's campaigner

Tamworth Herald deputy editor Phil Shanahan has received the Freedom of Bletchley Park in recognition of the paper’s work to commemorate the lives of three sailors who retrieved codebooks to help break the Germans’ Enigma code in the Second World

Search is on for newspapers that make a difference

Newspapers that have had a positive impact on their local community are being invited to enter the Big Difference Awards 2004. The competition is open to a wide range of businesses, organisations and individuals – including those working in the

Partnership brings praise for paper

Coventry’s Youth Offending Service has won a prestigious national award following a series of articles in the Evening Telegraph about its work. The service – which is at the cutting edge of beating youth crime – picked up the national

Hat-trick of wins for writer who 'tells the truth'

Stoke Sentinel motoring columnist John Swift has been voted the Guild of Motoring Writers Regional Journalist of the Year. He also came runner-up in The AA Trophy for writing on political, environmental, legal and safety issues. He was honoured with

Reporting excellence is honoured by Prince's Trust

Coventry Evening Telegraph reporter Emma Snodgrass has scooped a prize at this year’s Prince’s Trust Local Reporting Awards. The journalist picked up the award in the professional category of the competition for an article she wrote earlier this year about

Tables turned on publisher Bill Browne

Salisbury Journal publisher Bill Browne had the tables turned on him at the city’s Business Awards. Having presented cups to three winners on the night, he then picked up a trophy himself. Bill, who has been at Salisbury Newspapers for

Award recognises Star quality

The Shropshire Star has won a national award in recognition of the quality of its colour printing. The newspaper’s production team was presented with the Roy Thomas Trophy by the Goss Users Association after submitting three pages which showed off

Hull Daily Mail is crowned best daily in Yorkshire

The Hull Daily Mail has been named Yorkshire Daily Newspaper of the Year at this year’s Yorkshire Press Awards. The newspaper picked up the prestigious award during a ceremony at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield last night. The Mail

Evening Leader hailed as "the complete product"

The Evening Leader was named Newspaper of the Year for 2003 at North Wales Newspapers first-ever awards dinner. Announcing the award, managing director Kevin McNulty said that judges described the Evening Leader, which has editions for Wrexham, Chester & Flintshire

York Vision does the double

York Vision, the student newspaper of the University of York, has been crowned best student newspaper at the NUS National Student Media Awards. The award follows hot on the heels of the paper’s success at the recent Guardian Student Media

Top honour for Yorkshire Post writer

A Yorkshire Post writer has scooped a top prize at this year’s Wella Hair Journalism Awards. Stephanie Smith was chosen as the winner of the Best Regional Article category for the second year running. She collected her award during a

Sub's anti-bullying website impresses awards judges

A Yorkshire Evening Post sub-editor has been highly commended in the Beacon Fellowship Awards 2003. Liz Carnell is the director of the Harrogate-based charity Bullying Online which she founded with her son John in 1999. With almost 800 nominations, a

New journalism talent is rewarded

The best new journalism talent has been celebrated at the Guardian Student Media Awards. This year’s event attracted a record number of entries, and saw the University of York’s York Vision crowned Student Newspaper of the Year for the second

Winners unveiled at Archant showpiece event

The winners of the Archant Awards 2003 have been announced at a ceremony held at the Alexandra Palace in London. Some 1,200 staff from across the country saw publications, products and people from across the community media company scoop prizes

Former MP Mellor to be awards' guest speaker

David Mellor is to be the guest speaker at next year’s West Midlands Media Awards. The outspoken former Tory MP (pictured), who now runs his own international business consultancy as well as writing columns for several newspapers, will be the

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