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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.

Top honour for Gazette

The Somerset County Gazette has received a top national honour in recognition of its charity work. The paper has been presented with NCH’s Media Award following its ‘Supporting Somerset’s Youth’ campaign, launched to fund six projects across Somerset. The trophy

Final nominations announced

Sunday newspapers will compete with dailies and weeklies for the cherished 2001 BT Media Awards for the South East and Eastern region. The shortlist reveals six nominations for The Argus, Brighton, and three each for the Eastern Daily Press and

Picture awards nominations announced

Top photographers from around the regional press are to battle it out with agency snappers and staffers from the nationals for the Picture Editors’ Awards 2002. The winners will be decided by picture editors’ votes through the awards website. The

"Great Daily" wins prize

The Northern Echo has been voted Best Reader Travel Newspaper of the Year at a prestigious awards ceremony. It is the second year running that the ‘Great Daily of the North’ has won the Association of Newspaper Group Organisers of

Northern BT Media Awards shortlist announced

An award ceremony at York Racecourse awaits the nominees for the Northern region of the BT Media Awards. More than 400 entries were received from the Northern region, and the shortlist has now been announced. Among the nominees are staff

Details of student journalism awards announced

The 2002 Guardian Student Media Awards have been announced, as the contest enters its 24th year. The event is to recognise the diverse student journalism talent, with prizes for writers, photographers and editors. The judges will take into account energy

Welsh nominations announced

The cream of the broadcasting world will be pitted against the very best of the print press in the Wales heat of the 2001 BT Media Awards, the nominations showed today. Among the nominees are staff from the South Wales

More BT Media Awards nominations announced

Journalists around south-west England now know who’s vying for the limelight, with the announcement of the second set of nominations for the regional BT Media Awards. Among the shortlisted entries for 14 categories are staff and organisations from Torquay and

South coast journalists among the winners

Journalists from the Daily Echo were among those honoured at this year’s Hammond-Whiteley memorial awards. The annual awards are designed to reward excellence in journalism in Bournemouth and Dorset and plaques were presented to the winners by Martin Blaney, chairman

International award for former Telegraph man

Former Western Telegraph reporter Stephen Evans has won an American award for his on-the-spot coverage of the World Trade Centre attacks. His work, coupled with the BBC World Service’s wider coverage of the war in Afghanistan, won the George Polk

Paper gets international recognition

The Leicester Mercury has won international recognition for its work to highlight the problem of counterfeit goods. The Global Anti Counterfeiting Group, an international group of organisations working to fight the growing trade in fake products, has commended the Mercury

Sales and marketing team success

The Lincolnshire Echo scooped four prestigious local newspaper promotion awards at the recent Northcliffe marketing and sales awards in Coventry. The Echo collected two winners and two runners-up places for promotions involving the Red Arrows, the local festival of football,

First BT Media Awards nominations are announced

The first set of BT Media Award nominations have been announced, with the waiting now over for all entrants in the competition’s Midlands region. Among those on the shortlist are staff from the Nottingham Evening Post, Leicester Mercury, Birmingham Evening

KMG journos sweep awards list

Kent Messenger Group reporters swept the board in the county’s premier journalism awards. Paul Francis, the group’s political correspondent, was named Shepherd Neame Kent Journalist of the Year at an award ceremony in Faversham and won £250 and a silver

Hero award for crusading newspaperman

Campaigning journalist Don Hale has been nominated for a British Gold Hero Award in honour of his work to win justice for Stephen Downing. The awards, this year sponsored by SAGA, are given to people over the age of 50

'Veteran' Mike gets lifetime award

Veteran Kentish Express journalist Mike Bennett has received a special Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of his work in Ashford, Kent. Mike has been writing for the Kent Messenger Group for 40 years starting as a cub reporter in the