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Call for entries to EDF Energy London and South of England media awards

EDF Energy is launching a second journalism awards contest for London and the South of England in association with

After the success of last year’s event, where the Daily Echo in Bournemouth was named Daily Newspaper of the Year, the energy company is once again backing the regional press awards.

The event is open to journalists working in Dorset, Hampshire, East and West Sussex, Kent, Surrey and London, with 19 categories up for grabs by television, radio and newspaper journalists. Magazine journalists who work for the regional press can also enter.

The awards last year attracted more than 150 entries from more than 50 publications and broadcasters. We are again hoping to attract the region’s best work.

The competition is free to enter and there will be more details, together with an entry form, on holdthefrontpage later this week.

All award winners will receive a certificate and individual journalists who top their category will receive a £100 prize.

Entries can be sent for the following categories and broadcasters should note they are welcome to enter categories such as Sports Journalist of the Year, Environmental Journalist of the Year as well as the dedicated broadcast categories.

– Print Journalist of the Year (Daily)
– Print Journalist of the Year (Weekly)
– Radio Journalist of the Year
– Television Journalist of the Year
– Newcomer of the Year
– Daily Newspaper of the Year
– Weekly Newspaper of the Year (Paid-for)
– Weekly Newspaper of the Year (Free)
– Front Page of the Year
– Radio News/Current Affairs Programme of the Year
– Television News/Current Affairs Programme of the Year
– Website of the Year
– Feature Writer of the Year
– News Photographer of the Year
– Sports Journalist of the Year
– Business Journalist of the Year
– Environmental Journalist of the Year
– Community Campaign of the Year
– Columnist of the Year

Last year the Echo also scooped Columnist of the Year, with a win for Faith Eckersall, and Environmental Journalist of the Year, with Natalie Bruckner named the winner.

The Gravesend Messenger and Croydon Guardian won the titles of Paid-For Weekly and Free Weekly Newspaper of the Year.

All the shortlisted nominees will be invited to a presentation ceremony in October where lunch will be provided courtesy of EDF Energy, one of the largest energy companies in the UK.

The event will also raise money for The Journalists’ Charity, which helps journalists and their dependents in times of personal difficulty.

Entries must be from the year ending August 1, 2007, so check your cuttings library and get ready to enter!

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