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Strong showing for local press in national awards

The local and regional press is well represented in the shortlist for the annual Newspaper Awards.

Now in their 14th year, the scheme is the only industry awards that recognise excellence in news media production across both the regional and national media.

The Dorset Echo and Eastern Daily Press are among those nominated in the regional newspaper category while the Bath Chronicle and Cumberland News are shortlisted as best weekly newspaper.

The winners will be revealed at a gala dinner on 21 April at the London Hilton.

The full shortlist is:

The Fujifilm Grand Prix: For the most significant contribution to future newspaper success

Essex Chronicle – Soapbox campaign
The Guardian – iPhone app
KOS Media – New media initiatives
Newspaper Society – Locally Connected
Oce Printing Systems – Niiu digitally produced personalised newspaper
PCS – Knowledge
Times+ – Loyalty programme

Newspaper Printer of The Year

Guardian Print Centre (The Guardian, The Observer)
Mortons Print (Fishing News, Church Times, The Irish Post)
Newsprinters, Broxbourne (The Sunday Times, The Sun, The Daily Telegraph)
Newsprinters, Eurocentral (News of the World, Glasgow Solicitors Property Guide, The Falkirk Herald)
Newsprinters, Knowsley (Financial Times, The Times, The Sunday Telegraph)
Peterboro’ Web (Motor Sport News, MCN, Farmers Guardian)
Sheffield Web (Yorkshire Post Magazine, The TESS, Evening Courier, Halifax)
Webprint Concepts (Irish Examiner)

International Newspaper of the Year

Augsburger Allgemeine (Germany)
Expresso (Portugal)
Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (Germany)
Financial Times – Europe
Haber Turk (Turkey)
Welt am Sonntag (Germany)

National Newspaper of the Year

The Daily Telegraph
Financial Times
The Guardian
Irish Independent
The Sun
The Times

Regional Newspaper of the Year

Dorset Echo
Eastern Daily Press
Evening Echo, Cork
Express & Star
The Press & Journal, Aberdeen
Yorkshire Post

Weekend Newspaper of the Year

Eastern Daily Press
FT Weekend
The Guardian
The Mail on Sunday
Sunday Life, Belfast
The Sunday Times

Environmental Newspaper Company of the Year

Archant Print
Express & Echo, Exeter
Guardian News & Media
NWN Media
Trinity Mirror Printing Midlands

Most Outstanding Use of Colour


Cage & Aviary Birds (Peterboro’ Web)
Church Times (Mortons Print)
Farmers Guardian (Peterboro’ Web)
MCN (Peterboro’ Web)
Surrey Homes & Property (Surrey & Berkshire Media)
TLS (Newsprinters, Knowsley)


The Daily Telegraph
The Guardian
The Times
The Sun
The Sunday Times (Travel Section)

Weekly Newspaper of the Year

The Bath Chronicle
The Cumberland News
Cumberland & Westmorland Herald
Essex Chronicle
North Devon Journal
Surrey Advertiser

National Colour Supplement of the Year

Fabulous (News of the World)
How to Spend It (Financial Times)
Live (The Mail on Sunday)
The Times Magazine
Stella (The Sunday Telegraph)
The Sunday Times Magazine
You (The Mail on Sunday)

Regional Supplement/Magazine of the Year

Culture (The Journal)
The Derbyshire Magazine (Derby Telegraph)
Focus (Kent Messenger)
GR8 Life – Champion Media Group
HomeLife (Jersey Evening Post)
Out & About (Newbury Weekly News)
Society (Newsquest Media Southern)

Coldset Colour Supplement of the Year

Agenda (The Sunday Business Post)
Independent Life
Property Paper (Reading Post)
Travel (The Daily Telegraph)
Yorkshire Post Magazine
Weekend (Irish Independent)

Niche Market Newspaper of the Year

Angling Times
Cage & Aviary Birds
Church Times
The Countryman’s Weekly
Farmers Guardian

Newspaper Design of the Year

Cambridge News
The Daily Telegraph
Financial Times
The Sunday Times
Surrey Advertiser
Surrey Times

Best Use of New Media

Belfast Telegraph – User interactivity – Berlin Wall Interactive
The Guardian – iPhone app
How to Spend It – New website
KOS Media – Your Kent TV
NWN Media –
The Daily Telegraph – Virtual Chelsea Garden

Digital News Service of the Year

Best Use of Citizen/Community Journalism

Belfast Telegraph – User interactivity
The Argus (Brighton) – Community reporters section
The Guardian – G20 coverage
Trinity Mirror – Citizen involvement