A new ‘Editor of the Year’ award has been added to the list of categories for the Society of Editors Regional Press Awards.
Daily or weekly editors who have personally fronted a campaign, or simply had a great idea, will be in the running for the new prize which will be handed out at the awards ceremony in May.
Candidates can enter online at a dedicated website www.theregionalpressawards.org.uk which has full details of categories and guidance on how to register.
The SoE said the new editor’s award will recognise “the editor of a daily or weekly regional newspaper who can demonstrate either personal journalistic achievement in the public interest, leadership, a personally fronted campaign, an individual battle with authority or simply a great idea.”
Editors can nominate themselves or can be nominated by senior editorial colleagues.
Entries will close on 7 March and shortlists will be published on 17 April.
The awards are judged by panels of independent experts and the winners will be announced at an Oscars-style lunchtime awards ceremony to be held at the Savoy Place, London on 25 May.