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Gazette named Regional Newspaper of the Year

Editorial Awards

Campaigning newspaper of the year – All daily and Sunday paid-for newspapers
Winner: Bristol Evening Post, Save Our Streets
Highly Commended: Western Daily Press, Lelaina Hovercraft Rescue Fund
Commended: Nottingham Evening Post, A range of four campaigns. Lincolnshire Echo, Lincolnshire County Council Campaign

Campaigning newspaper of the year – All weekly paid-for newspapers
Winner: Tamworth Herald, Enigma Campaign
Highly Commended: Worksop Guardian, Heroin Enquiry

Community newspaper of the year – All daily and Sunday paid-for newspapers
Winner: Lancashire Evening Post, Magic Wand Fundraising Initiative
Highly Commended: Evening Gazette (Teesside), Ban Young Guns

Community newspaper of the year – All weekly paid-for newspapers
Winner: Isle of Man Examiner, Beating Breast Cancer
Highly Commended: South London Press, Alone at Christmas Campaign. Shrewsbury Chronicle, Humming Bird Appeal

Journalist of the year
Winner: Chris Maguire, Bristol Evening Post
Highly Commended: Sharon Edwards, Lincolnshire Echo
Amardeep Bassey, Sunday Mercury
Dave Blackhurst, The Sentinel
Commended: Bob Haywood, Sunday Mercury

Young journalist of the year
Winner: James Fuller, Cambridge Evening News Highly Commended: Richard Bramwell, The Sentinel. Mary Fitzgerald, The Belfast Telegraph
Commended: Carrie Buckle, The Argus (Brighton)

Photographer of the year
Winner: Dave Charnley, Evening Gazette (Teesside)
Highly Commended: Bruce Rollinson, Yorkshire Post. Mark Bickerdike, Yorkshire Evening Post
Commended: Ian Robinson, Lancashire Evening Post/Wigan Evening Post. John Raikes, Newark Advertiser

Design & layout of the year
Winner: Yorkshire Post. Nottingham Evening Post
Highly Commended: The Star (Sheffield). Western Daily Press

Regional newspaper of the year
Winner: The Gazette (Blackpool)
Highly Commended: Sunday Mercury. Nottingham Evening Post
Commended: Western Daily Press. Bristol Evening Post

Sales Increase Awards

Morning newspapers

The Newspaper Society Award
Paisley Daily Express

Evening newspapers

The Yorkshire Evening Post award for circulation over 80,000
Manchester Evening News

The Eastern Counties Newspapers award for circulation between 40,000 and 80,000
Derby Evening Telegraph

The Johnston Press plc award for circulation less than 40,000
South Wales Argus

The Bristol Evening Post & Press award for best overall evening newspaper base sale increase
South Wales Argus

Sunday newspapers

The Trinity plc Sunday Newspaper Award
Sunday Herald – Glasgow

Weekly newspapers

The Johnston Press Award for circulation over 25,000
Kent Messenger Series

The Crawley Observer Award for circulation between 15,000 and 25,000
Surrey Comet Series

The Newspaper Society Award for circulation between 5,000 and 15,000
Andersonstown News (Monday)

The Newspaper Society Award for circulation less than 5,000
Dartford & Swanley Messenger

The Kent Messenger Award for best overall weekly newspaper base sales increase
Kent Messenger Series

Special awards

The Northcliffe Newspapers Special Merit Award for daily newspapers that have achieved consistent growth over a three-year period (includes a £1,000 cash prize)
South Wales Argus

The Malcolm Graham Award (Midland News Association) for highest base sale increase in the period:
Jan-June 2002 – South Wales Echo
July-Dec 2002 – Bristol Evening Post

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