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Regional newspapers successfully defend titles at newsawards 2019

Two regional newspapers ave successfully defended their crowns at an annual ceremony recognising excellence in newspaper production and content.

Aberdeen’s Press and Journal won Regional Daily Newspaper of the Year for the second consecutive year at last night’s newsawards, with its DC Thomson sister daily the Dundee Courier being highly commended in the same category.

Meanwhile the Cambridge Independent notched up its third successive victory in the Weekly Newspaper of the Year category.

DC Thomson’s Discovery Print was also named the regional winner of Newspaper Printer of the Year, while Mark Goodwin, production support manager at JPIMedia Printing, won Young Achiever of the Year.

Richard Neville, head of newspapers for DC Thomson Media, added: “This is a fantastic achievement for the Discovery Print team and The Press and Journal.

“It is great to see all the hard work that goes into producing compelling newspapers printed to the highest standards being recognised.”

All the winners at last night's awards

All the winners at last night’s awards

The Regional Supplement/Magazine of the Year was awarded to Newsquest’s Uptown and the Niche Market title went to the Hackney Citizen.

Gary Cullum, director of newsawards, said: “Although the mode of news delivery may continue to evolve, our successful news brands that draw their lifeblood from quality and targeted content grow greater audiences by the week as they continue to reinforce trust in our brands.

“Tonight provided ample evidence that news media in all its formats has an integral role to play in countries around the world.”

The full list of winners is as follows:

FUJIFILM GRAND PRIX – The Total Package

WINNER
The Guardian

NEWSPAPER PRINTER OF THE YEAR, The Agfa Premier Awards

JOINT NATIONAL WINNERS
Newsprinters (The Times, The Daily Telegraph)
St Clements Press (The FT, FT Weekend)

COMMENDED
JPIMedia Printing, Portsmouth (Daily Mail, Metro)
Reach Printing Services, Oldham (Daily Mirror, The Guardian)
Reach Printing Services, Watford (Daily Express, The Guardian)
Reach Printing Services, Westferry Luton (Daily Express, Daily Star)

REGIONAL WINNER
Discovery Print (Press and Journal, The Courier)

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Iliffe Print (Cambridge Independent, Stamford Mercury)

COMMENDED
Archant Print (East Anglian Daily Times, Eastern Daily Press)
Interpress NI (Irish News, Fermanagh Herald)
Mortons Print (Stratford-upon-Avon Herald, Teesdale Mercury)
Newsquest Glasgow (The Herald, Evening Times)
Webprint Ireland (The Clare Champion, The Southern Star)

YOUNG ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR, The UPM Premier Award

WINNER
Marc Goodwin, production support manager, JPIMedia Printing, Dinnington

NOMINATED
Andrew Colley, group editor, Newsquest Bucks & Herts .
Tom Fletcher, publishing operations development lead, News UK
Sean Gallacher, technical engineer, Discovery Print, DC Thomson Media
Ben Peet, business improvement manager, Newsprinters Knowsley
Jayleigh Price, No1 printer, Precision Colour Printing

NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR, The manroland Goss web systems Premier Award

WINNER
The Times

Highly Commended
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Commended
Financial Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Guardian

INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR, The Resolute Forest Products Premier Award

WINNER
Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (Germany)

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Diário de Noticias (Portugal)

COMMENDED
Berlingske (Denmark)
Dagblad het van Noorden (Netherlands)
Donaukurier (Germany)
Financial Times
Heilbronner Stimme (Germany)

SUNDAY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR, The Prinovis Premier Award

WINNER
The Sunday Times

HIGHLY COMMENDED
The Observer

COMMENDED
Mail on Sunday
Sun on Sunday
Sunday Sun (Newcastle)
The Sunday Telegraph

REGIONAL DAILY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR, The Aktrion Premier Award

WINNER
The Press and Journal (Aberdeen)

HIGHLY COMMENDED
The Courier (Dundee)

COMMENDED
Eastern Daily Press
The Chronicle
The Irish News
The Yorkshire Post

INTERNATIONAL PRINTED INNOVATION OF THE YEAR, The Printing Charity Award

WINNER
Mail Metro Media – Bohemian Rhapsody musical cover wrap

HIGHLY COMMENDED
The Guardian – Compostable wrapping

COMMENDED
DC Thomson – Chalk Talk schools supplement
MNA – Gold Magazine
MNA – Story of the Season
Reach – Halfords Glow in the Dark cover wrap

WEEKLY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR, The WRH Global UK Award

WINNER
Cambridge Independent

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Hereford Times

COMMENDED
Hexham Courant
Kent Messenger
Newbury Weekly News
The Westmorland Gazette

NATIONAL SUPPLEMENT/ MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR, The Sun Chemical Award

NON-WEEKLY WINNER
LUXX (The Times)

HIGHLY COMMENDED
How to Spend It (Financial Times)

COMMENDED
Luxury (The Daily Telegraph)
ST (Telegraph Media Group)
Travel (The Sunday Times)
Ultratravel (The Daily Telegraph)

WEEKLY WINNER
ES (Evening Standard)

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Feast (The Guardian)

COMMENDED
Observer New Review
Stella (The Sunday Telegraph)
Telegraph Saturday Magazine
The Sunday Times Magazine

REGIONAL SUPPLEMENT/MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR, The Precision Colour Printing Award

WINNER
Uptown (Newsquest)

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Bury & West Suffolk Magazine (BBP Magazines)

COMMENDED
Velvet Magazine (Iliffe Media)
Homestead (Archant)
Dorset Living (Newsquest)
Bounce Magazine

NICHE MARKET NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR, The Flint Group Award

WINNER
Hackney Citizen

HIGHLY COMMENDED
The Essential Journal

COMMENDED
Cage & Aviary Birds
Church Times
Narc
Photography News
The New European

NEWS WEBSITE OF THE YEAR, The PCS Award

WINNER
The Guardian

HIGHLY COMMENDED
inews

COMMENDED
Chronicle Live
KentOnline
The Telegraph
The Times & The Sunday Times
Warrington Guardian

INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL INNOVATION OF THE YEAR, The Drag+drop Award

WINNER
Publico – Transparent Journalism Tool

JOINT HIGHLY COMMENDED
Archant – Databank
The Times – Conscious Commissioning

COMMENDED
Chronicle Live – Everything is Black and White podcast
Jang Real
The Independent – Independent Minds
The Telegraph – Premium Embeds and Interactives

NEWS APP OF THE YEAR, The PJ Award

WINNER
The Guardian

HIGHLY COMMENDED
China Daily

COMMENDED
Belfast Telegraph
The Independent

OUSTANDING USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA AWARD, The newsawards Trophy

WINNER
The Telegraph – WhatsApp Groups

HIGHLY COMMENDED
FT – Instagram

COMMENDED
Archant – Enjoy more
Birmingham Live – Brummie Mummies
Sunderland Echo – Instagram
The Independent
The Sun – Dream Team

BEST USE OF ADVERTISING TECHNOLOGY

WINNER
Telegraph Media Group – Clarity

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Outbrain

COMMENDED
Rubicon Project

COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR, The Papermule Award

WINNER
Mindshare – Deep State (Daily Mirror and Metro)

JOINT HIGHLY COMMENDED
Mail Metro Media – Bohemian Rhapsody musical cover wrap (Metro)
Telegraph Media Group & ZenithOptimedia – NatWest

COMMENDED
MediaCom – eBay It’s Happening (News UK)
NewsUK/Reach/The Bridge/MediaCom – Tesco Weekly Little Helps (Daily Mirror and The Sun)

BRAND PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR, The Newsprinters Award

WINNER
Reach Solutions/The Story Lab – Halfords ‘Really Ready for Summer’

HIGHLY COMMENDED
Reach Solutions/MediaCom – Cancer Research UK (CRUK)

COMMENDED
Reach Solutions/Hearts & Science – UKTV
Telegraph Media Group – Department for Education (DFE)
Telegraph Media Group/Initiative – Grundig ‘No Time for Leftovers’
Telegraph Media Group/Wavemaker – Mini ‘A Very Modern Tale’