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Twelve to compete for front page prizes at Regional Press Awards

A dozen daily and weekly newspaper front pages have been selected among the nation’s best of 2020 ahead of the Regional Press Awards.

The shortlists for the Front Page of the Year prizes for daily and weekly/Sunday newspapers have been revealed ahead of a virtual ceremony on 16 September.

Both awards are sponsored by HoldtheFrontPage, which has been involved with the awards since they were revived by the Society of Editors in 2011.

Below is a gallery of the shortlisted contenders in each of the two categories.

Front Page of the Year – Daily Paper

RPAD Dundee

Bonkers – Sex club reopens… with social distancing rules in place, Dundee Evening Telegraph

RPAD Liverpool

CHAMPIONS, Liverpool Echo

RPAD Scotsman

Farewell, not goodbye, The Scotsman

RPAD Teesside

Middlesbrough needs… Intensive Care, The Gazette


Our Life in Lockdown, Hull Daily Mail

RPAD Glasgow

You’re all heroes, Glasgow Times


Front Page of the Year – Weekly/Sunday Paper

RPAW Wokingham

‘Be safe, be careful and don’t do anything I wouldn’t do’, Wokingham.Today

RPAW Derry

Death of a Peacemaker, Derry News


United front, Kent Messenger

RPAW Impartial

We didn’t get to say goodbye, Impartial Reporter

RPAW Hereford

We WILL get through this, Hereford Times

RPAW Bucks

‘We’re shattered beyond belief’, Bucks Free Press