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Winners’ gallery from EDF Energy South West Media Awards

The cream of local journalism in the South West gathered at The Assembly Rooms in Bath yesterday as the 2012 EDF Energy South West Media Awards were handed out.

Each of the prizewinners received a commemorative trophy together while winners in the individual categories also received a cheque for £100 from EDF Energy.

The awards, held in association with HoldtheFrontPage, were presented by John Farrington of EDF Energy and paralympic equestrian competitor Natasha Baker.

Here is a selection of the winners receiving their prizes.  All pictures by Mark Passmore of Apex News and Pictures.

Nicholas Webster of the Western Gazette receives his award for Newcomer of the Year

Janet King of the Western Morning News triumphs in the Feature Writer category

Columnist of the Year Becky Sheaves of the Western Morning News receives her prize

Beaming James Douglas of the Swindon Advertiser collects his award in the News Photographer category

Designer of the Year David Lewins of Bristol News& Media collects his prize

Weekly Print Journalist of the Year Ginette Davies of the West Briton is all smiles

Victory for Gloucestershire Media's Nick Purewall in the Sports Journalist of the Year category

Pauline Leighton of the Swindon Advertiser collects her paper's Front Page of the Year award

Bristol 24-7 editor Chris Brown receives the best website award

Editor Jacqui Walls collects The Cornishman's prize for Community Campaign of the Year

The Midweek Herald's award for Free Weekly Newspaper of the Year is collected by reporter Katy Griffin

Former Western Gazette editor Lynne Fernquest, now at the Bath Chronicle, picks up the paper's award for Weekly Paid-for Newspaper of the Year

Assistant editor Jenny Eastwood, centre, receives the South West Daily Newspaper of the Year prize on behalf of The Citizen

All the winners gather on stage at the end of yesterday's ceremony