Judging is taking place today for the EDF Energy South West Media Awards, run in association with HoldtheFrontPage.
Entries for the awards closed earlier this month and the ceremony, to which all shortlisted contenders will be invited, is due to take place in Weston-super-Mare in June.
The awards aim to honour the best in journalism across an area comprising Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.
Our seven-strong panel contains some impressive names with decades of journalistic experience between them.
Here are our judges:
It marked a long-overdue promotion for Tim who had previously had two spells as acting editor of the Archant-owned daily, having originally joined it as assistant editor in 2001.
He started his broadcasting career at Radio Broadland in Norwich before joining the BBC in 1999. He has since held a range of senior editorial positions across local radio stations in East Anglia and was appointed to his current role in 2007.
She began her journalism career as a reporter on weekly and evening papers.
Before that he worked for regional newspapers including Head of Production for the Ipswich Evening Star. He also runs an editorial consultancy.
He spent five years on the picture desk at The Argus, in Brighton, before leaving to take up his current role.
A former news editor and assistant editor of The Argus, she now leads EDF Energy’s regional media activity across the country.