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Shortlist for Yorkshire Press Awards revealed

The shortlist for the 12th annual Yorkshire Press Awards has been revealed.

Once again the Hull Daily Mail has a strong showing which includes a nomination for daily newspaper of the year which it has won five times in the past six years.

It will be up against the Halifax Evening Courier, Yorkshire Post, Sheffield daily The Star and the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The Dewsbury Reporter, Harrogate Advertiser, The Press, Dewsbury, Wakefield Express, Pontefract and Castleford Express and Craven Herald are doing battle for weekly newspaper of the year.

Leeds dailies the Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post can boast four of the six nominees in the daily news reporter category.

This year’s awards ceremony takes place in Wakefield on 12 November.

Click through to see last year’s winners and the full shortlist is below.

Yorkshire Newspaper of the Year (Daily)

Halifax Evening Courier
Yorkshire Post
The Star, Sheffield
Hull Daily Mail
Yorkshire Evening Post

Yorkshire Newspaper of the Year (Weekly)

Dewsbury Reporter
Harrogate Advertiser
Wakefield Express
Pontefract and Castleford Express
The Press, Dewsbury
Craven Herald

News Reporter of the Year (Daily)

Rob Waugh, Robert Sutcliffe, Jonathan Reed, Yorkshire Post
Sophie Hazan, Yorkshire Evening Post
Claire Lewis, The Star, Sheffield
Kevin Shoesmith, Hull Daily Mail

News Reporter of the Year (Weekly)

Kate Liptrot, Doncaster Free Press
Joanna Wardill, Pontefract and Castleford Express
Claire Armstrong, Dewsbury Reporter
Amy Parkes, Rotherham Advertiser
Gavin Murray, Don Mort, Charles Bullough, Wakefield Express

Trainee Journalist of the Year

Kate Mason, Kate Liptrot, Doncaster Free Press
Olivia Midgley, Spenborough Guardian
Victoria Turton, Lindsay Pantry, Wakefield Express
Tanya O’Rourke, Telegraph and Argus
Ruby Kitchen, Harrogate Advertiser

Photographer of the Year (Daily)

Anthony Chappel-Ross, The Press, York
Simon Hulme, Bruce Rolllinson, Yorkshire Post
James Hardisty, Yorkshire Evening Post
Sarah Washbourn, The Star, Sheffield

Photographer of the Year (Weekly)

Diane Allen, Jake Oakley, Dewsbury Reporter
Stephen Garnett, Craven Herald
Andrew Higgins, Filey and Malton and Pickering Mercury
David Poucher, Rotherham Advertiser

The Adrian Sudbury Feature Writer of the Year Award (Daily)

Sally Clifford, Emma Clayton, Telegraph and Argus
Rod McPhee, Yorkshire Evening Post
Martin Smith, The Star, Sheffield
Tom Richmond, Yorkshire Post

The Adrian Sudbury Feature Writer of the Year Award (Weekly)

Michael Upton, Rotherham Advertiser
Nina Swift, Harrogate Advertiser
John Edwards, Bridlington Free Press
Lindsay Pantry, Wakefield Express

Headline Writer of the Year

Richard Porter, Halifax Evening Courier
Kate Wobschall, Dewsbury Reporter
Chris Page, Selby Times
John Walton, Telegraph and Argus
Jane Louise Yelland, Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Breaking News Story of the Year

Scarborough Evening News
Yorkshire Post
Hull Daily Mail
Halifax Evening Courier

Best Multimedia News Delivery

The Star, Sheffield
Hull Daily Mail
Wakefield Express

Campaign of the Year

Hull Daily Mail
Wakefield Express
Halifax Evening Courier
Scarborough Evening News
Morley Observer and Advertiser

Business Writer of the Year

Jenni Moulson, Harrogate Advertiser
Greg Wright, Yorkshire Post
Laura Crothers, Scarborough Evening News
Chris Holland, Telegraph and Argus
Fiona Firth, The Star, Sheffield

Leader Writer of the Year

Tom Hay, Harrogate Advertiser
Tom Richmond, Yorkshire Post
Peter Greenwood, Craven Herald
Rebecca Whittington, Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express
Brian Nuttney, Telegraph and Argus

Columnist of the Year

Jayne Dawson, Grant Woodward, Yorkshire Evening Post
Gavin Aitchison, The Press, York
Tom Richmond, Yorkshire Post

Sports Writer of the Year

Martin Smith, The Star, Sheffield
James Smailes, Philip Buckingham, Hull Daily Mail
Tom Richmond, Yorkshire Post
Paul Goodwin, Doncaster Free Press

Front Page of the Year

Yorkshire Evening Post, “The Final Journey”
Dewsbury Reporter, “No Shame”
Hull Daily Mail, “The Killer?”
Telegraph and Argus, “Farewell our Beautiful Girl” and “Sapper Jordan, Proud Soldier and Son of Baildon, Comes Home”