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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.

Candidates line up for editorial awards

Staff from the Bristol Evening Post, Sunday Mercury, Yorkshire Evening Post and Cambridge Evening News are among those in the running for an award from the Newspaper Society. The nominations are part of the 2003 Newspaper Sales and Promotions Awards,

Unique medal award for former regional press man

A former Yorkshire Evening Post journalist has received an operational medal for taking part in Op Langar – the conflict in East Timor in 1999. Tim Zillessen, who worked at the Evening Post for 12 years and is now an

2003 Newspaper Award nominations announced

A host of regional newspapers will be competing against national rivals at the 2003 Newspaper Awards. Shortlisted nominations for the event have now been announced, and regional publishers and titles feature in the majority of the 12 categories. Those in

County gets its own awards scheme

A new awards scheme has been launched to recognise the achievements of journalists and photographers in Wiltshire. Organised by the Swindon branch of the National Union of Journalists, and sponsored by new radio station Swindon FM, the Wiltshire Media Awards

Highlands and Islands media winners named

Talented local reporters have been recognised with prizes in this year’s Highlands and Islands Media Awards. Thurso-based Corrina Thomson has been named as Reporter of the Year – the second year in succession that a journalist from North of Scotland

Awards shortlist announced

The nominations for the inaugural West Midlands Media Awards have been announced. The competition attracted more than 250 entries from the West Midlands and surrounding area. And those in the running for an award include staff from The Sentinel and

Race awareness wins regional staff a place on the shortlist

Regional press staff are among those shortlisted for a prestigious national award. The Coventry Evening Telegraph’s Paul Barry and editorial staff from the Bradford Telegraph & Argus have both been nominated in the regional and local newspaper category of the

National prize for freelance writer

Freelance writer Ruth Sparkes scooped first prize in a national competition for her work on the the Cricklade College 2003/4 full time prospectus. Her success came at the FE First Marketing Awards, which had record attendance and entries from Further

New Year honour for Sue

A former Liverpool Daily Post & Echo journalist has received an OBE in the New Year Honours List. The medal was awarded to Sue Woodward for her part in organising the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2002 Commonwealth Games

Fancy being an award winner?

Organisers of the West Midlands Media Awards have made a last call for entries as the deadline approaches. Birmingham Press Club will be holding its first media awards night at the city’s Burlington Hotel on Thursday, March 20, to recognise

National honour for coastal campaigner

A 16-page full-colour lifeboat supplement has won a local newspaper a prestigious national award. The twice-weekly Whitby Gazette picked up the prize for its work to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Whitby lifeboat station. The supplement was included with every

Have you made a difference?

Has your publication made a difference to its local community? The Big Difference Awards 2003 are coming up soon, and the deadline for nominations is on February 14. The awards celebrate people and organisations that make a difference to their

Could you gallop to victory?

Regional journalists, freelance writers and student journalists are being invited to enter a horseracing writing competition with a top prize of £1,250. The Martin Wills Memorial Trust’s annual racing writing awards are open to young people in the UK and

CIN staff celebrate

Page 2 of 2 Field Sales Person of the Year Winner: Susan Grigg Highly commended: David Ash Distribution/Newspaper Sales Person of the Year Winner: John Beeson Finance Person of the Year Winner: Kim Robinson Receptionist of the Year Winner: Terry

Mail staff rewarded

Editorial staff at the Hull Daily Mail were among those presented with awards at the Christmas party held at the newly opened Kingston Communication Stadium. Winners received a trophy, certificate and bottle of champagne presented by their director and managing

Production awards nominees sought

Newspaper awards dedicated to rewarding news and media production will take place again next spring – with the introduction of new sponsors and categories to spice up the contest. The 2003 Newspaper Awards will be held on Wednesday April 2