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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.

Mail reporter scoops national prize for positive youth reporting

Burton Mail reporter Nermin Oomer has won a national award in a competition to recognise balanced media coverage of young people. Nermin, (25), scooped the prize for the best article in the local press at the first Positive Images Awards.

Sentinel Sunday is named Newspaper of the Year

Sentinel Sunday has been named Newspaper of the Year at the Midlands Media Awards – completing a hat-trick for the Stoke based news team. Staff at the Sunday paper also produce daily The Sentinel, and have picked up the Newspaper

Journal reporter wins cash for equine writing

A Newmarket Journal reporter has scooped the runner-up prize in an annual competition to celebrate equestrianism. Francesca Bardsley’s piece Fell in love with a horse won her £750 as runner-up in the Under 26 category of the Martin Wills Memorial

Scottish media party as prizes are handed out

The Evening Times in Glasgow has been named Newspaper of the Year at the Scottish Press Awards. It picked up the title during a ceremony at the Glasgow Radisson SAS Hotel, as judges praised its “self-confidence and self-awareness”. The newspaper,

Deputy editor honoured for his humanitarian efforts

Eastern Daily Press deputy editor James Ruddy has been awarded a Rotary International Humanitarian Reporting Award. James, (48), was awarded the regional media award after helping to raise millions of pounds of cash and aid. For the past 13 years

Regional titles in running for prizes at Newspaper Awards

Regional newspapers have once again scooped a host of nominations for the Newspaper Awards. Now in its ninth year, the competition is dedicated to newspaper production, and will see regional newspapers go head to head with their national counterparts in

Newspaper staff honoured at Creative Industries Awards

Two Archant Norfolk staff have been honoured at the first ever Creative Industries Awards for Norfolk. Sonya Brown, a photographer for the Evening News in Norwich, won the award for Best Event Photography and Eastern Daily Press columnist and ITV

Scottish Press Awards shortlist announced

The Scottish Daily Newspaper Society has announced the shortlist of nominees for the annual Scottish Press Awards. Now in its 26th year, the event this year received a record number of entries, with more than 400 submitted. Among those vying

Record entries for Merseyside media awards

A record number of entries have been made for this year’s Merseyside Media Network Awards. Judging is now underway for the awards, which take place on Friday, June 10 at the Holiday Inn Lime Street Liverpool. This year’s judges are:

Cash prize on offer for rookie reporters

Journalism students and newly-qualified reporters are being invited to enter a contest that offers a holiday and £500 as the top prize. The 24 Hour Museum is running the third annual Museums and Galleries Month Arts Writing Prize, in association

Echo is named regional newspaper of the year

The Lincolnshire Echo has been named Regional Newspaper of the Year, at the Newspaper Society’s Circulation, Editorial and Promotions Awards. The judges said it was “innovative on a quiet patch”, and its bold campaigning was praised for its intrepid efforts

EDF Energy South West Media Awards

Entries are now being sought for the new EDF Energy South West Media Awards, which are being held in conjunction with HoldtheFrontPage. Invitations have gone out to journalists across the region to attract the very best work from regional newspapers,

Chronicle racing man is crowned nation's top tipster

An Oldham Evening Chronicle racing correspondent has proved he is the nation’s top tipster after winning a national competition. Keith McHugh was victorious in the Coral/Racing Post jumps season naps table which is contested by 55 racing experts from national

Herald competition offers work experience and cash

The Herald in Glasgow is giving journalism hopefuls a chance to go and work at the newspaper. It has launched the Scottish Student Press Awards, and the top prize is a paid four-week placement this summer. There is also up

Herald named Newspaper of the Year

The Herald in Glasgow has been named Newsquest Daily Newspaper of the Year. The judge praised it as “an assured thoroughbred” adding: “It’s twice the size, has twice the staff but is actually twice as good as its nearest rivals.

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