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Regional and national journalists to vie for more than 30 awards

Denise WestRegional journalists will go up against national counterparts for more than 30 prizes at a set of annual awards.

The shortlist for the majority of categories has been announced today ahead of the 43rd Scottish Press Awards.

The nominations for most individual awards have been revealed, although the winners of Daily Newspaper of the Year, Sunday Newspaper of the Year and Journalist of the Year will be revealed at the ceremony, which will be held in September.

The shortlist for the Weekly Newspaper of the Year will be revealed in July.

Chair of the Scottish Press Awards judges Denise West, pictured, said: “2021 was every bit as challenging for the Scottish Press as 2020, but the hard-won government investment gave publishers and editors a solid base on which to keep the public properly informed.

“The evidence from this year’s Scottish Press Awards entries is that Scotland’s journalists continued to meet and exceed the challenge with customary style and passion.

“Rising costs meant difficulties in the immediate future are undiminished, but so too is the commitment from Scotland’s journalists to maintain the supply of trusted, quality news flowing nationally and locally.

“As never before, the role of the press in holding the powerful to account is badly needed, and while the judges face a daunting task to select winners from some superb entries, we congratulate everyone in the industry, not just our finalists.”

The published shortlist can be found here.