A week-long public vote to find the best regional newspaper campaign of the past year is now under way.
The competition is running in conjunction with Local Newspaper Week, which began yesterday, with 37 different campaigns from across the UK regional press up for consideration.
An online poll on the event’s website offers the public the chance to vote for their newspaper of choice as part of the ‘Making a Difference’ campaign, which aims to highlight the good work undertaken by the nation’s local papers.
Campaigns in the running include a drive by the Manchester Evening News to raise funds for the Manchester Dogs’ Home after a fire which killed 60 animals, the Birmingham Mail’s call for justice for the victims of 1974’s pub bombings in the city, pictured below, and the Derby Telegraph’s plea to help find 15,000 new organ donors.
A full list of contenders can be found here, with clickable links offering a brief description of each campaign and a button allowing readers to cast their vote.
Last year the award was won by The Yorkshire Post’s ‘Loneliness: The Hidden Epidemic’ campaign, which was set up with the aim of combatting the problem on its patch.
The winner will be announced at Friday’s Regional Press Awards.