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Success for regionals in Newspaper Awards

The Yorkshire Post, Liverpool Echo and Ipswich Star were among the winners at last night’s Newspaper Awards, designed to reward excellence in news media production.

The Star was named Regional Newspaper of the Year for titles under 25,000 circulation while the YP won the regional Weekend Newspaper of the Year prize.

Meanwhile the Echo’s Best of Liverpool supplement was named Colour Supplement of the Year, overcoming opposition from the Sunday Times, Sunday Mirror and Daily Telegraph among others.

And the Irish News added to its growing collection of awards by being named Regional Newspaper of the Year (over 25,000 circulation) and also taking the Fujifilm Grand Prix for the ‘Best of the Best.’

The full list of winners, with shortlisted contenders from the regional press where applicable, was as follows:

Regional Newspaper of the Year (over 25,000 circulation):  The Irish News
Also shortlisted: Bristol Evening Post
Eastern Daily Press
Glasgow Evening Times
Liverpool Echo
The News, Portsmouth

Regional Newspaper of the Year (under 25,000 circulation):  Ipswich Star
Also shortlisted:  Cambridge News
Dorset Echo
Evening Echo (Cork)
Lancashire Evening Post
North West Evening Mail

Weekly Newspaper of the Year:  The Cumberland News
Commended: The Oxford Times
Also shortlisted:  Kent Messenger
Cornish Guardian
Wokingham Times
Wakefield Express
Essex Chronicle

Weekend Newspaper of the Year – Regional: Yorkshire Post
Also shortlisted: Bedfordshire on Sunday
East Anglian Daily Times
Eastern Daily Press
Liverpool Echo
Luton on Sunday

The Environment Award (Corporate):  Archant – Sustainability strategy
Also shortlisted:  MEN Media – Recycling project

The Environment Award (Community):  Sheffield Telegraph – Environment Awards
Commended:  Yorkshire Post – Environment Awards

News Photograph of the Year: The Daily Telegraph – David Rose
Also shortlisted: Bristol Evening Post – John Kent
The Guardian – Tom Jenkins
The Irish News – Hugh Russell
The Sunday Times – Paul Conroy
Yorkshire Evening Post – Simon Hulme

Regional Supplement/Magazine of the Year:  CB (Cambridge Newspapers)
Also shortlisted: Cambridgeshire Journal (Cambridge Newspapers)
Cornwall Today (Cornwall & Devon Media)
Cambridge Business (Cambridge Newspapers)
Style (Cambridge Newspapers)
Tynedale Life (Hexham Courant)

Coldset Colour Supplement of the Year: Best of Liverpool (Liverpool Echo)
Also shortlisted: Discover (The Sunday Telegraph)
Homes & Holidays (Sunday Mirror)
The Herald Magazine
The New Review (The Observer)
Travel (The Daily Telegraph)
Travel (The Sunday Times)

Niche Market Newspaper of the Year:  First News
Also shortlisted: All Together Now!
Angling Times
The Catholic Herald
The Countryman’s Weekly

Digital Innovation of the Year:  The Daily Telegraph – Interactive supplement
Also shortlisted: – Web app
The Guardian – Digital strategy
Johnston Press/Localstars – EasyAds
One & Other – Re-imagining local news
The Pink ‘Un – Interactive initiative
The Drop Network – Student media initiative

Digital News Service of the Year:
Also shortlisted:

Newspaper App of the Year: Metro tablet edition
Also shortlisted: FT web app
The Guardian iPad edition
The Scotsman iPad app
The Sunday Times iPad app
The Times apps

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  • April 26, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Congrats to all the winners. Something positive to celebrate amongst the carnage on the editorial floors nationwide.

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