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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.

Plain English award for the Post

The Yorkshire Post has been recognised for its crystal clear reporting by scooping a coveted Plain English Campaign award. The winners are chosen for the clarity of their reporting and the work they do to expose gobbledygook. Journalist and broadcaster

Mail wins through in "photo-finish" contest

The winners of the 2004 Yorkshire Press Awards are: Graphic Designer of the Year 2004Winner: Lisa Cook, York Evening Press Young Journalist of the Year 2004Winner: Ian Briggs, Bradford Telegraph & ArgusRunner-up: Jessica Boulton, Hull Daily Mail Community Reporter of

Newspaper Internet division comes in for praise

A ground-breaking educational website, produced by Northcliffe Newspapers’ Internet division, has won more praise – this time at the annual Association of Online Publishers awards. – developed by Northcliffe Electronic Publishing – received a Special Mention after being shortlisted

Three times lucky for York students

The University of York’s student newspaper, York Vision, has been crowned Student Newspaper of the Year for the third year running at the Guardian Student Media Awards. The prize was one of three picked up by the university during this

Media event moves to 'great' new venue

The University of Birmingham’s Great Hall is to play host to the 2005 Midlands Media Awards. The final of next year’s event – previously known as the West Midlands Media Awards – will be held at the new venue on

Motor-mad Zoe wins top prize

Sunday Sun motorsports writer Zoe Burn has left the opposition trailing in her wake and landed a top national award. ‘Burning Rubber’ columnist Zoe, (29), was last week chosen as the first ever Hilton/BTCC Regional Journalist of the Year, coming

Contenders line up as judges make their choices

The finalists for the Newspaper Society Weekly Newspaper Awards 2004 are: Editorial categories Aberdeen IndependentBangor & Anglesey MailBirkenhead NewsBristol ObserverCornish GuardianDunfermline PressEdgware & Mill Hill TimesEssex ChronicleHinckley TimesHunts PostIsle of Man CourierKent on SundayKentish Express (Ashford)Kentish Gazette (Canterbury)Manchester Metro NewsNorth

Yorkshire's best to be named at industry contest

A shortlist of journalists in the running to take awards at an industry competition has been announced ahead of next week’s final. Editors, sub-editors, reporters and photographers from across Yorkshire are to once again fight it out in 14 categories

Rare honour for Gazette's Jacquie

Western Gazette managing director Jacquie Dean has been awarded the Fellowship of University College Yeovil. The honour was presented during a ceremony in Yeovil, in recognition of her work in the community and the newspaper’s close relationship with the college.

Farming writer rewarded

Coverage of the agricultural industry in north Scotland has won Press and Journal writer Joe Watson an industry award. Joe won the inaugural Grampian County Food Group and Royal Northern Agricultural Society shield for achievements by a person under 35.

Hat-trick for YEP

The Yorkshire Evening Post has been named Daily Newspaper of the Year for the third year in a row. The Leeds-based newspaper chalked up the hat-trick of wins at the annual Johnston Press awards, after winning praise from judges because

Mail wins through in 'photo-finish' contest

The Hull Daily Mail has scooped its rivals for a second successive year to be named Yorkshire Daily Newspaper of the Year. The Northcliffe title picked up the prestigious award during a ceremony at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield

WMN is crowned Britain's best rural newspaper

The Western Morning News has been voted Britain’s best rural newspaper. It was crowned Rural Newspaper of the Year at the National Farmers’ Union’s Countryside Awards for Excellence, after being nominated by a reader. The award was presented to editor

HoldtheFrontPage scoops top media award – again!

HoldtheFrontPage has been named Best Niche Internet Site (Commercial) for the second year running. At the Newspaper Society Digital Media Awards ceremony in Manchester, which saw 21 nominees fight it out for nine prizes, the judges praised our consistency, commenting

Positive reporting set to be rewarded

Journalists are being invited to enter a new awards scheme which will recognise the positive reporting of young people and youth-related issues. The scheme is a bid by Young People Now magazine to encourage the media to look for positive

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