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Regional Sunday title to take on nationals for prestigious award

A regional Sunday newspaper will take on national competition for a prestigious industry award.

The shortlist has been unveiled for the print section of the newsawards 2021 ahead of a ceremony to be held in November.

Among the nominees are Newcastle’s Sunday Sun, the only regional title to be shortlisted for Sunday Newspaper of the Year.

The Reach plc-owned title faces competition from national stablemate the Sunday Mirror, as well as The Mail on Sunday, The Observer, The Sun on Sunday, Sunday Telegraph and Sunday Times.

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The Journal, The Sunday Sun’s sister daily in Newcastle, is also nominated for Regional Newspaper of the Year.

It faces competition from the Liverpool Echo, Dundee daily The Courier, the Irish News, Aberdeen’s Press & Journal and London’s Evening Standard.

Weekly Newspaper of the Year will be fought between the Cambridge Independent, Ham & High, Hereford Times, Kent Messenger, Lynn News, Newbury Weekly News, Stratford Herald and Newsquest recently-launched title The National Wales.

Five London titles – EC1 Echo, Enfield Dispatch, Hackney Citizen, KCW London and Waltham Forest Echo – will vie for the ICNN Independent Community Newspaper of the Year, along with the Edinburgh Reporter.

The Citizen and KCW London are also nominated in the Niche Market Newspaper of the Year category.

Gary Cullum, director of newsawards, said: “After such a challenging time for the news media industry it’s fantastic to see such impressive entries from all over the country and the world.

“Our two panels of judges have seen an excellent array of print, digital and commercial entries which has resulted in an exciting list of 2021 nominations.”

The nominations for the business and digital categories will be announced next week.

The full list of print nominations is as follows:

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The winner will be announced on Awards night – 11 November 2021

National Newspaper Printer of the Year
Associated Print – Portsmouth (Daily Mail, i)
Harmsworth Printing, Thurrock (Daily Mail, i)
Irish Times Print Facility – Citywest Dublin (The Guardian)
Newsprinters – Broxbourne and Knowsley (The Times)
Reach Printing Services – Saltire (The Guardian)
Reach Printing Services – Watford (Daily Mirror, The Guardian)

Regional Newspaper Printer of the Year
DC Thomson/Discovery Print (The Press and Journal, The Courier)
Interpress NI (Daily Star, The Irish News, Daily Mirror)
Mortons Print (The Moorlander, Driffield & Wolds Weekly, Cage & Aviary Birds, Teesdale Mercury)
Newsquest Oxford (The Oxford Times, Hereford Times)
Newsquest Scotland (The Herald)
Reach Printing Services – Teesside (The Journal)

National Newspaper of the Year
Daily Mail
Financial Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Guardian
The Sun
The Times

Print Production Achiever of the Year
Alan Catchpole – production manager, Newsprinters
Rob Champion – assistant technical services manager, Newsprinters
Francesca Evans – editor and print managing editor, LymeOnline newspaper
David Hartop – production manager, Newsprinters
Phil Hudson – production manager, Newsprinters
Mitchell Marley – trainee electronics technician, Harmsworth Printing
Jayleigh Price – No.1 print operator, PCP
Nick Taylor – production manager, Newsprinters

Regional Newspaper of the Year
Evening Standard
Liverpool Echo
The Courier
The Irish News
The Journal
The Press and Journal

International Newspaper of the Year
Anandabazar Patrika (India)
China Daily
Financial Times
Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (Germany)
Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany)
Hürriyet (Turkey)

Weekly Newspaper of the Year
Cambridge Independent
Ham & High
Hereford Times
Kent Messenger
Lynn News
Newbury Weekly News
Stratford Herald
The National, Wales

ICNN Independent Community Newspaper of the Year
EC1 Echo
Enfield Dispatch
Hackney Citizen
KCW London
The Edinburgh Reporter
Waltham Forest Echo

National Colour Supplement of the Year (non-weekly)
How To Spend It (Financial Times)
Luxury (The Telegraph)
LUXX (The Times)
ST (The Sunday Telegraph)

National Colour Supplement (weekly)
The Sunday Times Magazine
Stella (The Telegraph)
Style (The Sunday Times)
The Observer Magazine
You (Mail on Sunday)
The Irish Times Magazine
The Times Magazine

Regional Supplement/Magazine of the Year
Bury & West Suffolk Magazine (BBP Magazines)
Cheshire Life (Archant)
Devon Life (Archant)
ES Magazine (Evening Standard)
Greater Govanhill Magazine
Velvet (Iliffe)
Yorkshire Life (Archant)

Sunday Newspaper of the Year
Sunday Mirror
Sunday Sun (Newcastle)
The Mail on Sunday
The Observer
The Sun on Sunday
The Sunday Telegraph
The Sunday Times

Niche Market Newspaper of the Year
Cage & Aviary Birds
Fishing News
Hackney Citizen
KCW London
Motor Sport News