Entries are now open for this year’s Regional Press Awards – the biggest annual celebration of UK regional journalism talent.
For the second year running, the awards are being run by the Society of Editors with backing from a range of industry bodies and private sponsors.
Candidates can enter online at a dedicated website www.theregionalpressawards.org.uk which has full details of categories and guidance on how to register.
Entries will close on 7 March and judging will take place during March and April with shortlists will published on 17 April.
Winners will be announced at an Oscars-style lunchtime awards ceremony to be held at the Savoy Place, London on 25 May.
The entry fee is £25 and any surplus from the event will go to help the Journalists’ Charity.
Society of Editors executive director Bob Satchwell said: “We are again pleased to help celebrate the brilliant journalism in local and regional newspaper which provides a terrific service to communities across the UK against a difficult economic background and continued pressure of dramatic change in the wider media industry.”
HoldTheFrontPage publisher Paul Linford added: “Highlighting excellence in UK regional journalism is one of the things we try to do as a site on a daily basis so we are proud to continue to be associated with this great event.”