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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.

Royal award honour for Barrie Williams

Westcountry journalist Barrie Williams is to receive a prestigious award from the Prince of Wales in recognition of his role in helping to look after the countryside. Barrie, who is editor of the Western Morning News, is to receive the

Award nomination for HTFP

Holdthefrontpage is among the nominees for the 2003 Newspaper Society New Media Awards. The nomination is another welcome boost to the website, which has already seen readership grow to almost 2m page views a month. Our news stories about the

Hot-shot football columnist awarded trophy

A football writer who covers amateur matches for the Oldham Chronicle has been awarded the John Tibbett Memorial Trophy for his services to the column during the past 21 years. John Gilder, (43), started writing an amateur soccer column in

Regional Press Awards winners announced

The Western Daily Press was a four-times winner at the Regional Press Awards 2003. The paper impressed the judges to scoop Community Campaign of the Year, Photographer of the Year and Feature Writer of the Year, as well as the

Echo award scheme encourages young talent

Four Merseyside youngsters are to spend the day in the Liverpool Echo newsroom after impressing judges of the paper’s Young Journalist of the Year competition. Winners Sarah Foley, (14), and Stephanie Johnson, (18), and runners-up Graeme Dolphin, (16), and Jessica

Niche mag from Echo scoops award

The Liverpool Echo’s I Can Do That! magazine has gained another industry accolade, this time from the Wirral Challenge awards. The Awards’ aim is to highlight organisations that are taking positive steps to give people with disabilities an equal opportunity

Women writers are honoured

This year’s Catherine Pakenham Award for young women journalists has been awarded to Karyn Miller. The 24-year-old, who writes for the Mail on Sunday’s Night & Day Magazine, won the award for her piece about the magic and intrigue of

Matt scoops arts review prize

The winner of the first Museum and Galleries Month Arts Writing Prize run by www.24hourmuseum.org.uk has been announced. Newly qualified journalist Matt Havercroft scooped the £500 award with his story, ‘The Real Samuel Pepys’, a review of the Pepys London

Deadline looms for Local Reporting Awards

The deadline for this year’s Prince’s Trust Local Reporting Awards is fast-approaching, with just two weeks left to enter. Regional newspapers must have submitted their entries for the competition, run in association with the Newspaper Society, by July 11. This

Media team rewarded for work on murder case

The handling of the media by Grampian Police’s PR team during the trial of convicted murderer Nat Fraser has earned them a top award. The force won the top prize at the Scottish PR Awards in the crisis management category

Hospital worry leads to health award

A series of articles on the tragic deaths of patients at a Sunderland hospital has won a Sunderland Echo writer the runner-up spot at the MIND Journalist of the Year Awards. The awards, organised by mental health charity MIND, highlight

Magazine leaves others in the Shade

A student from The Surrey Institute of Art & Design has picked up a hotly-contested journalism award at this year’s Graduate Fashion Week. BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion & Illustration student Anna Woolcott was chosen as the overall winner of ‘The

Evening Press is Newspaper of the Year

The York Evening Press has been named Newsquest Daily Newspaper of the Year. The accolade was one of 15 handed out at the publishing company’s annual editorial awards, which celebrated the cream of the group’s journalism. Judges said the Evening

Business award win for Gazette

Gazette Newspapers in Basingstoke has been presented with a prestigious award – The Mayor’s Award to Business. Basingstoke and Deane Mayor Coun Rita Burgess chose the firm, which publishes The Basingstoke Gazette and The Basingstoke Extra, for the honour. The

Local press among Scots winners at major awards

Local newspapers including The Falkirk Herald and Edinburgh Evening News were among the winners at the Scottish Press Awards 2003. The event, at Glasgow’s Hilton Hotel, saw the Scottish media turn out in force to see deputy first minister Jim

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