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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.

Whatever the award, whether it be for specialist writing or UK-wide events, we will strive to cover them in this section.

Chance to grab £1,000 as business awards return

Business journalists are being offered the chance to win £1,000, with the return of the Northern Business Journalist Awards. The event is back with a new sponsor, npower, after a three year absence, and is open to both print and

YEP wins praise for its coverage of race issues

The Yorkshire Evening Post has won a national award in recognition of its positive coverage of race issues. The title, edited by Neil Hodgkinson, won the local newspaper category of the Race in the Media Awards. It beat competition from

RNLI thanks regionals for their support

Regional newspapers from across the UK have been recognised for their support of the RNLI. The charity, which rescues an average of 21 people from the sea every day, has handed out media supports awards to the Caithness Courier, Dundee

Prize-winning double for Cumbrian newspapers

Staff at the News & Star and The Cumberland News are celebrating after winning both the Daily and Weekly Newspaper of the Year prizes at the North West Newspaper Awards. The newspapers, which are written and edited by the same

News staff to face local rivals at North West Newspaper Awards

Staff from regional newspapers across the North West will face local rivals next month at the 2005 North West Newspaper Awards. Sponsored by British Nuclear Group and organised by the North West region of the Society of Editors, the competition

Regional titles shortlisted for Race Awards

The Yorkshire Evening Post and the Birmingham Post will battle it out later this month for a coveted Race in the Media Award. The two newspapers have been shortlisted in the Local Newspapers category of the competition, which is run

Star journalist awarded an MBE

Shropshire Star journalist Shirley Tart has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Shirley, who is the paper’s royal correspondent, received the honour for services to the newspaper industry. She is part of the original reporting team which

Echo journalists win top honours

Journalist from the Liverpool Echo have claimed top honours at the Merseyside Media Network Awards. More than 200 guests attended the glittering dinner, sponsored by Littlewoods, at the Holiday Inn Lime Street on Friday evening. Charles Garside, managing editor of

South West Media Awards winners announced

The 2005 winners of the EDF Energy South West Media Awards are: Newspaper Photographer of the Year: Gareth Williams, Express & Echo. “These were impressive pictures of real people in real situations, demonstrating style and technical competence. Gareth’s enthusiasm shines

Mail's Garside to present Merseyside awards

Charles Garside, managing editor of the Daily Mail, is to present the Merseyside Media Network Awards next month. The former joint owner of Liverpool’s Mercury Press Agency will address more than 200 journalists and special guests at the Holiday Inn,

Work experience and £3,000 up for grabs at student journalism awards

Work experience at the Mirror and up to £3,000 in prize money is up for grabs at this year’s Student Journalism Awards. Run by the National Union of Students and backed by the Daily Mirror, the competition is open to

Chronicle crowned Newspaper of the Year for the fourth time

The winners of the 24th Tom Cordner National Grid Transco North East Press Awards are: North East Newspaper of the Year Sponsor: North East Business and Innovation Centre Winner: Evening Chronicle, Newcastle Graeme Stanton Award – outstanding lifetime contribution to

Echo crime reporter picks up Essex press prize

Southend Echo crime reporter Michael Clarke has been named Shepherd Neame Essex Journalist of the Year. The journalist received his award at a presentation lunch, where he was praised for his coverage of the Sally Geeson murder case. Judges said