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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.

The Herald wins top prize in Scottish awards

The Scottish Daily Newspaper Society has announced the winners of this year’s Scottish Press Awards. The winners of the 19 categories were revealed at a ceremony and dinner in Glasgow, with The Herald being named Newspaper of the Year. A

Trainee is named Journalist of the Year

Yellow Advertiser trainee reporter Jon Austin has been named the 2004 Shepherd Neame Essex Journalist of the Year. The judges praised Austin’s string of exclusives, which included an expos√© of two cases of Legionnaire’s disease – one fatal – that

Chronicle wins work experience gong

The Hampshire Chronicle has won a national accolade for its work experience programme. The title was presented with a special judges’ trophy in the National Council for Work Experience Awards at the Royal Society for the Arts, London. Judges praised

Echo scoops awards hat-trick

The South Wales Echo has scooped a hat-trick of top prizes at this year’s Trinity Mirror regional editorial awards. Editor Alistair Milburn collected trophies for Daily/Sunday Newspaper of the Year and best news pages indaily/Sunday titles, during a ceremony to

Gazette scoops award for "invaluable" coverage

The Evening Gazette has won a top national award for its coverage on the work of the RSPCA. The Teesside newspaper scooped the animal welfare charity’s Regional Award for Print Media for the contribution its coverage of animal issues has

Gazette scoops six in North East Press Awards

The Evening Gazette, Middlesbrough, carried off the North East Newspaper of the Year title to complete a bumper evening at the Tom Cordner Transco North East Press Awards. Here is the full roll of honour: North East Newspaper of the

Sports journalist scores prestigious award

Scotland on Sunday journalist Moira Gordon has been awarded the prestigious Jim Rodger Memorial Award. Moira, (30), was chosen as this year’s best young sports journalist in Scotland in the competition to honour the late veteran journalist Jim Rodger. Her

Talented students get their rewards

Some of the most talented student journalists in Scotland have been rewarded at an annual competition run by The Herald. The Glasgow-based newspaper’s Scottish Student Press Awards saw six prizes handed out, including Student Journalist of the Year, which went

WMN is honoured for its "outstanding" coverage

The Western Morning News has received a special award from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in recognition of its “outstanding” coverage of the organisation’s activities. The award was presented to WMN editor Barrie Williams by RNLI chief executive Andrew Fremantle,

Press awards judges pick 68 nominees from 400 entries

The Scottish Daily Newspaper Society has revealed the shortlist of nominees for this year’s Scottish Press Awards. Almost 400 entries were received for the contest, which comes to a climax on May 27 in Glasgow. As well as the nominated

Gazette scoops six in North East Press Awards

The Evening Gazette, Middlesbrough, carried off the North East Newspaper of the Year title to complete a bumper evening at the Tom Cordner Transco North East Press Awards. The Gazette team took home five other trophies from the event, with

Evening Post crowned best regional for second year

The Reading Evening Post has been named Regional Newspaper of the Year for the second year running at a competition celebrating excellence in newspaper production. The evening newspaper was one of a host of regional titles recognised at the 2004

Scottish press scoop top honours

The Sunday Herald has been named Scottish Newspaper Of The Year at an event which saw the paper pick up a total of seven awards. The Glasgow-based title was the big winner of the night at the Scottish Newspaper of

Editor receives town's top honour

A weekly newspaper editor has been honoured with her town’s highest honour for her outstanding contribution to the area. Weston Mercury editor Judi Kisiel picked up the Borough Shield at the prestigious Mayor’s Ball. Her achievements include fundraising for the

Sentinel is hailed 'the best' at regional press awards

The Sentinel has been named West Midlands Newspaper of the Year at an event to reward the best of the region’s press. For the second year running the top prize at the West Midlands Media Awards went to the Stoke

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