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Seven to do battle for regional production award

Seven daily titles will battle it out for the top regional prize at a set of awards dedicated to excellence in print and digital production.

The newsawards 2015, previously known as the Newspaper Awards, aim to celebrate the best in print, digital and business innovation across regional, national and international titles.

The shortlist was unveiled today with seven regional newspapers contending for the title of regional daily newspaper of the year.

They are the Cambridge News, Eastern Daily Press, Hull Daily Mail, Leicester Mercury, Dundee-based The Courier, The News in Portsmouth and The Press & Journal in Aberdeen.

The winners of the 19 categories will be announced at a ceremony in London on 29 April, which will be hosted by comedian Al Murray.

Weekly newspapers which will compete to be named the best in their section are the Bath Chronicle, Cornish Guardian, Ham & High, Isle of Wight County Press, Medway Messenger, The Cumberland News and The Impartial Reporter.

Now, in their 19th year, the revamped awards have been divided into three distinct sections – print, digital and business.

The Fujifilm Grand Prix award recognises those who have succeded across all three areas and will see the Eastern Daily Press and Newsbury Weekly News compete with The Guardian, The Independent and Trinity Mirror for the prize.

Gary Cullum, director of newsawards, says: “2015 has seen a complete revamp of the awards which have a fresh new image, a new format and a new venue. The new format divides the awards into three distinct sections: print, digital and business.

“The standard of entry has been exceptional and we are now beginning to see clear evidence of how the industry is facing up to achieving success in these evolving and challenging times.

It’s not simply a question of print versus digital, it’s about developing creative, commercial and innovative solutions designed to make the two work together to succeed into the future.”

The full shortlist is:

Fujifilm Grand Prix

Eastern Daily Press
Newbury Weekly News
The Guardian
The Independent
Trinity Mirror


National Newspaper Printer of the Year

Guardian Print Centre – The Guardian, The Observer
Newsprinters (Broxbourne and Knowsley) – The Times, The Daily Telegraph
St Clements Press – Financial Times
Trinity Mirror Printing Teesside – Daily Mirror, Sunday People
Trinity Mirror Printing Watford – Daily Mirror, The Independent
Westferry Printers – Daily Star, Daily Express

Regional Newspaper Printer of the Year

Archant Print – Eastern Daily Press, East Anglian Daily Times, Ham & High
Discovery Print, Dundee – The Courier, The Press and Journal, Evening Express
Interpress NI – The Irish News, The Impartial Reporter, Down Recorder
Mortons Print – Hackney Citizen, Hull Daily Mail
Newsquest, Glasgow – Evening Times, The Herald
Sheffield Web – Harrogate Advertiser, Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser, The Yorkshire Post

Printed Innovation of the Year (UK and International)

Guardian Print Centre – Posters
Newbury Weekly News – Augmented Reality 3D
Rheinische Post – Poster
Saachische Zeitung – 3D
The Daily Telegraph – Double Panoramic Creative
The Sunday Times – Super Panoramic Poster

National Newspaper of the Year (weekday and weekend editions)

The Daily Telegraph
The Guardian
The Independent
The Sunday Telegraph
The Sunday Times
The Times

Regional Daily Newspaper of the Year (weekday and weekend editions)

Cambridge News
Eastern Daily Press
Hull Daily Mail
Leicester Mercury
The Courier, Dundee
The News, Portsmouth
The Press & Journal, Aberdeen

International Newspaper of the Year

Aftenposten Junior, Norway
China Daily European Weekly
Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Germany
Heilbronner Stimme, Germany
Saarbrücker Zeitung, Germany
The Weekly Telegraph
Welt am Sonntag, Germany

Weekly Newspaper of the Year

Bath Chronicle
Cornish Guardian
Ham & High
Isle of Wight County Press
Medway Messenger
The Cumberland News
The Impartial Reporter

National Supplement/Magazine of the Year

Event – The Mail on Sunday
FT Weekend Magazine
How to Spend It – Financial Times
Luxury – The Telegraph
ST – The Sunday Telegraph
Ultratravel – The Daily Telegraph
You Magazine – The Mail on Sunday

Regional Supplement/Magazine of the Year


Cambridge Magazine – Cambridge Newspapers
Cornwall Today – Devon & Cornwall Media
Devon Life – Archant
ETC – Johnston Press
Swansea Life – SWW Media
The Journal – Hull Daily Mail

Coldset Supplements

Breeze – The Irish News
Culture – The Journal
Ham & High Property
The Guide 2 – TG Media Group
Weekend – Eastern Daily Press
Weekend – Express & Star

Niche Market Newspaper of the Year

Angling Times
Cage & Aviary Birds
Church Times
Fishing News
The Daily – London Fashion Week


News Website of the Year (UK and International)

Digital Innovation of the Year

Bath Chronicle
Birmingham Mail
The Times
Trinity Mirror 3.1
Vice News

Most Innovative Use of Mobile Technology

Oxford Mail

Best Use of User Generated Content

Evening Chronicle
Liverpool Echo
Pocklington Post
The Guardian

News App of the Year (UK and International)

Huffington Post
The Guardian
The Times/Sunday Times


Best Use of Advertising Technology
Cumbrian Newspapers/Drag+drop
Financial Times
Lineup Systems
Rubicon Project
Commercial Advertising Initiative of the Year
The Adstream Award
Buzzfeed – Fosters Lager
Midland News Association/Express & Star – Digital Response Package
Telegraph/MediaCom Beyond Advertising – Audi, The Road to Le Mans
Trinity Mirror Solutions – Department of Work & Pensions
Trinity Mirror Solutions – Kellogg’s

Brand Partnership of the Year
Eastern Daily Press – Richardson’s Boating Holidays
London24 – Honest John, Renault UK
You Magazine – Clarins
Telegraph/MediaCom Beyond Advertising – Audi, The Road to Le Mans
The Guardian – Unilever Project Sunlight
The Sunday Times – Waitrose