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There are now an ever-increasing number of regional and national industry awards providing recognition for the hard work journalists put in to producing newspapers each day.

Whatever the award, whether it be for specialist writing or UK-wide events, we will strive to cover them in this section.

Best student journalists are shortlisted

After much deliberation, judges have come up with the shortlist for this year’s National Student Media Awards. The competition, run by the National Union of Students in association with the Independent newspaper, attracted more than 400 entries. Topping the shortlist

Best weekly newspapers rewarded

Page 1 of 2 The Western Gazette has been named Paid-for Weekly Newspaper of the Year at the Newspaper Society’s annual Weekly Newspaper Awards. The paper also won the Best Paid-for Weekly – Wales and South West – title as

Regional journalists draw daggers

The work of two regional journalists has been shortlisted for this year’s Macallan Daggers Awards. Organised by the Crime Writers’ Association, the awards recognise the best fiction and non-fiction crime books. Former Matlock Mercury editor Don Hale has been nominated

Shortlist announced for Weekly Newspaper Awards

The nominations for the Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper Awards 2002 have been revealed. The competition, open to all UK paid-for and free weekly newspapers in current membership of the Newspaper Society, is designed to recognise the most outstanding journalism and

Web favourites scoop awards

New media winners were toasting their success last night after the Newspaper Society handed out the prizes for its 2002 New Media Awards. Among the winners was Holdthefrontpage’s sister website adoption-net.co.uk, which scooped the award for best online community service.

Lifetime achievement award for Alex

The managing director of Scotland’s largest local newspaper group has been given a lifetime achievement award. Alex Cargill, of Scottish & United Newspapers, was presented with the honour by the Publicity Club of Glasgow at the Adline Cream Advertising Awards.

Outspoken journalist to be guest of honour at awards

Ian Hislop is to be guest of honour at this year’s Yorkshire Bank Northern Business Journalist of the Year Awards. The outspoken journalist will speak at the awards dinner at the Marriott Hotel in Leeds on November 20 when the

Could YOU be an award winner?

Entries are now being sought for the inaugural West Midlands Media Awards. The competition, organised by Birmingham Press Club, is open to all forms of media, from newspapers to broadcasting and the Internet from a wide Midlands area, including Shropshire

Top prizes for Devon lensman

The head of the North Devon Journal photographic team has won two of the top three prizes in a regional portrait competition. Mike Southon, who also runs his own studio in Newport, scooped the awards in the Master Photographers Association

Regional writers compete for travel award

Two regional newspaper journalists have been shortlisted for a top travel writing award. The Oldham Chronicle’s Ken Bennett, and Alan Salter from the Manchester Evening News, will both be hoping to scoop the Tourism Journalist of the Year Award as

'Outstanding' trainee rewarded

The chief reporter at Lowestoft for the Eastern Daily Press has won an award recognising his journalism success. Shaun Lowthorpe was presented with the Albert Holroyd award for outstanding young Archant Norfolk trainee of 2001. Shaun is now in charge

Fringe award shortlist revealed

The shortlist of journalists for this year’s Allen Wright Award, for writing about the Edinburgh Fringe, has been announced. The winner will be revealed tonight at an exclusive invitation-only party. The shortlist of nominees comprises: Dan Bye, Stephan Phelan and

Award entries sought

Entries are now being sought for the 2002 Yorkshire Bank Northern Business Journalist of the Year Awards. The competition is open to all journalists and media who are based in the north of England, from the Trent to the Scottish

Student journalism awards shortlist announced

The shortlist for the Guardian Student Media Awards 2002 has been announced. Now in their 24th year, the awards recognise and reward the best student journalists, editors and photographers with the prizes being awarded in 13 categories. An overall winner

HoldtheFrontPage is Europe’s best!

Holdthefrontpage has been named the best journalism service in Europe. The accolade came last night when the site was named the Best Overall Journalism Service in the 2002 European Online Journalism Awards. Publisher Patrick Astill and journalist Nikki Sargeson picked

Regionals across the UK scoop press awards

The Yorkshire Post has been crowned Newspaper of the Year in the Regional Newspaper Awards.The paper beat Free Newspaper of the Year The Wharf, and the Wiltshire Gazette & Herald, which was named Weekly Newspaper of the Year. The Yorkshire