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Public vote opens to decide best regional press campaign

Voting is now under way to find the best regional press campaign of the past 12 months.

The prize is being awarded as part of Local Newspaper Week, which began today, with 32 different campaigns in contention.

Voters have until 5pm on Wednesday to pick their favourite campaign from the list below, and the winner will be revealed at Friday’s Regional Press Awards.

The Oxford Mail leads the number of nominations with three for its ‘Lonely This Christmas’, ‘Public Defibrillators’ and ‘FOI: Your Right To Know’ campaigns.

The Yorkshire Post’s campaign, Loneliness: The Hidden Epidemic, which won the 2014 prize, has also been shortlisted.

To vote, follow the links from the Local Newspaper Week website to your campaign of choice.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Aberdeen Evening Express – Save the Bon Accord Baths

Archant Investigations United – Contaminated Blood Scandal

Birmingham Mail – Child Sex Exploitation in Birmingham

Birmingham Post – BBC Midlands investment

Bradford Telegraph & Argus – Stop the Danger Drivers

Camden New Journal – Pay Up Now

CN Group – Fight the Cuts

Cumberland News – Spirit of Cumbria

Derby Telegraph – Colin Bloomfield Melanoma Appeal

Dundee Courier – Frank’s Law

Dundee Evening Telegraph – Bald is Beautiful

Eastern Daily Press – Mental Health Watch

Express & Star, Wolverhampton – Ladder for the Black Country

Glamorgan Gazette – Yule Love Brigend

Hereford Times – One in Eight

Hull Daily Mail – Kids in Crisis

North Wales Daily Post – #savebetsibabies

North West Evening Mail – Healthy Young Minds

Oxford Mail – Lonely this Christmas

Oxford Mail – Public Defibrillators Campaign

Oxford Mail – FoI: Your Right To Know

Press & Journal, Aberdeen – Energy 2050

Press & Journal, Aberdeen – Apprentice 100

Salisbury Journal – Salisbury Airfield

South Wales Echo – Cardiff United Against Cancer

Southern Daily Echo – Dumped Dogs: Find the Culprit

Stourbridge News – Well of Life Appeal

Sunday Post – Who Cares?

The Argus, Brighton – Save our Centres

The Sentinel, Stoke – Our Big Read

Westmorland Gazette – Give Robbie Room

Yorkshire Post – Loneliness: The Hidden Epidemic


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  • May 17, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Does The Yorkshire Post have nothing worthy of entry for this year? How nice that it can get shortlisted anyway. How does that work? Mind you, The Yorkshire Evening Post couldn’t even manage that. Both papers are now at an all time low in terms of quality and content.

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