The Citizen has been crowned Daily Newspaper of the Year at the fourth EDF Energy South West Media Awards.
The event, held in association with holdthefrontpage.co.uk, welcomed more than 150 journalists to Swindon’s railway museum Steam for the event.
Citizen editor Ian Mean said: “We are delighted to have won Newspaper of the Year again, it is testimony to the team we have working on the paper.
“However, we are not resting on our laurels, and are always striving to improve to ensure we continue to remain at the heart of local news in the county.”
Bath Chronicle editor Sam Holliday said: “This is another fantastic milestone for our group and one which we are very proud of. It has proved to the rest of the South West what we have always known – that no one does weekly papers like we do weekly papers!”
The Bristol-based Western Daily Press scooped the most awards, with its haul of three trophies including Front Page of the Year.
The awards took in print and broadcast journalism from across the region, which includes Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.
The event also raised money for The Journalists’ Charity, with a donation of £500 from the sponsors EDF Energy and a table collection from visitors to boost the total.
The awards were presented by EDF’s customer account services director Steve Hayfield and paralympic swimmer Giles Long MBE.
Giles overcame cancer to win more than 20 major medals including Paralympic, European and World Championship gold medals.
The full list of winners:
Daily Newspaper of the Year
The Citizen (Gloucester)
Weekly Newspaper of the Year (Paid-for)
Weekly Newspaper of the Year (Free)
Weston and Worle News
Front Page of the Year
Western Daily Press, Just do it Dad!
Print Journalist of the Year (Daily)
Daniel Evans, Western Daily Press
Print Journalist of the Year (Weekly)
Tom Bevan, Western Gazette
Television Journalist of the Year
Matthew Hill, BBC
Radio Journalist of the Year
Nick Beake, BBC Radio Bristol
Newcomer of the Year
Naomi Harris, Express and Echo
TV News/Current Affairs Programme of the Year
James Garrett, ITV West Eye View – Bomb Damage
Radio News/Current Affairs Programme of the Year
Tristan Hunkin, Pirate FM
Website of the Year
This is Cornwall
Feature Writer of the Year
Martin Hesp, Western Morning News
Columnist of the Year
Tim Davey, Bristol Evening Post
News Photographer of the Year
Mikal Ludlow, Glos Media
Sports Journalist of the Year
Andy Cryer, Swindon Advertiser
Business Journalist of the Year
James Cowling, Bristol Evening Post
Environmental Journalist of the Year
Susie Weldon, Western Daily Press
Community Campaign of the Year
Express and Echo – Green Shoppers Campaign