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Voting opens in contest to find best regional press campaign of past year

Voting is now open for an award honouring the best regional press campaign of the past year.

Members of the public have until 5pm on Wednesday to choose from a 26-strong shortlist of contenders for the Making a Difference prize, which is being awarded as part of Journalism Matters week.

The winner of the vote will be announced by News Media Association vice chairman Henry Faure Walker at the Society of Editors Regional Press Awards on Friday.

To cast your vote, click here.

The full shortlist is as follows:

Aberdeen Evening Express – A Fair Deal For Fans
Birmingham Mail – BrumFeeds
Bristol Post – Room to Care
Bristol Post – Year of Change
Carlisle News & Star – NHS 70
Chorley Guardian – Project Feed Chorley
Eastern Daily Press – Sports Equipment for Schools and Books for Schools
Eastern Daily Press – Norfolk Day
Glasgow Evening Times – Glasgow’s Got Heart
Greenock Telegraph – Show Some Heart, The Jayden Orr Campaign
Hull Daily Mail – No More Knives
Jersey Evening Post – Jersey Together
JPIMedia, Reach & Newsquest – One North
Manchester Evening News – Hidden Homeless
Newry Reporter – Newry Clean-up
North Devon Journal – We Need It Now
South Wales Argus – SenCom, The Fight To Save A Special Needs Service
South Wales Echo – Tiny Lives Appeal
Sunday Post – Surgical Mesh Campaign
The Moorlander – Drugs Awareness Campaign
The Sentinel, Stoke – The Ryan Evans Tragedy
The Star, Sheffield – Drop The Knife
Westmorland Gazette – Give Them A Break
Yellow Advertiser – Shoebury Sex Ring Exposed

Here is a selection of front pages from some of the shortlisted campaigns.


Sheffield daily The star's Drop The Knife campaign is among those shortlisted


YA Nov


Chorley bank

Glasgow CPR