The full list of winners and runners-up was as follows:
BEST EDITORIAL USE OF COLOUR
1st: for his work on the Red Arrows, Steve Bodycomb, Larkfield.
Runner-up: for Race For Life, Wendy Watts, Larkfield.
BEST OFF BEAT STORY
1st: for “Randy Rodent saved by the scent of a woman”, Justin Penrose,Medway Today.
2nd: for “Missing pet penguin may have gone to sea”, Adrian Wills, Sheerness
3rd: for “Stripes, our own Jungle”, Justin Penrose, Medway Today.
SPORTS WRITER OF THE YEAR
Graham Jones, East Kent Mercury, for his “outstanding work” throughout theyear including Deal Town at Wembley.
HEADLINE OF THE YEAR
1st: for “Spuds you like to steal from shops”, Angela Zigler, GravesendMessenger.
2nd: for “Guy ropes and God”, Wendy Watts, Larkfield.
3rd: for “Where there’s muck, there’s bras”, Steve Bodycomb, Larkfield.
BEST FRONT PAGE
1st: for an “excellent opportunity, well done” – Herne Bay 2000 – Herne BayGazette.
2nd: for their Deal Town front page, East Kent Mercury.
3rd: for her Wimbledon front page, Rebecca Vickery, What’s On.
TRAINEE JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Justin Penrose, Medway Today.
WRITER OF THE YEAR
Debbie Eales, for her work on Medway Today, including the Navy Days souvenirprogramme and 60th anniversary Dunkirk supplement.
SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
1st: Grant Falvey, for a wide portfolio of first class pictures
2nd: Matthew Walker
3rd: Paul Dennis
NEWSPAPER CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR
1st: for their Uralite asbestos campaign, Gravesend Messenger.
3rd: for “Bring home the Invicta”, The Whitstable Gazette.
2nd: for “Maidstone, Our Town”, Kent Messenger.
Highly commended: Dartford Messenger for “Save Our Legion Hall”.
NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
1st: John Wardley.
2nd: Grant Falvey.
3rd: Jane Byrne.
COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR
1st: Nikki White, Medway Today.
2nd: Sarah Clarke, Medway Today.
FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
1st: Stuart Thomas.
Runner-up: Matthew Reading.
INNOVATION OF THE YEAR
1st: for her Curry Club initiative, Kerry Bradley, the Dartford Informer.
2nd: for their work on Advertising Solutions, the training team.
3rd: for working together with the KM Group website, the Kent Messenger.
IMAGE OF THE YEAR
1st: Grant Falvey.
2nd: Paul Dennis.
3rd: Steve Bodycomb.
PAGE DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Steve Bodycomb, Graphics.
FREE NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR
For the title that has taken their market by storm and “put the boot intothe opposition!” – the Thanet Extra.
PUBLISHING CENTRE OF THE YEAR
TITLE OF THE YEAR
The Kent Messenger.
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