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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.

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National winners of the coveted BT UK Regional Media Awards have celebrated their success with a victory lunch at the top of London’s BT Tower. Many of the winners traveled from Scotland to take their seats at the presentation, with

Hale's fight rewarded with OBE

Former Matlock Mercury editor Don Hale has been awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. It was recognition for his fight to free convicted murderer Stephen Downing from prison after 27 years. The award is the latest in a

2002 Newspaper Awards

The winners of The 2002 Newspaper Awards, which saw regional papers taking on the nationals, have been announced. Several regional newspapers took awards home, including the Yorkshire Post, which was named Regional Newspaper of the Year, the Kent Messenger which

MBE surprise for journalist Peter

Regional journalist Peter Harvey is being rewarded for more than 50 years in the industry with an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Peter, (67), is a columnist for the Sheffield Star and a well-known local historian. Peter Harvey He

Scottish Press Award winners

Page 1 of 2 The winners of the prestigious Scottish Press Awards have been announced. The winners of 18 categories were revealed at a ceremony held by the Scottish Daily Newspaper Society in Glasgow. Among those who scooped awards were

National winners announced

The national winners of this year’s BT Regional Media Awards have been announced. The 14 winners were chosen from 86 newspapers, journalists, broadcasters and photographers who all won awards during seven regional heats. All those who scooped national accolades will

Top photographers rewarded

The winners of the Picture Editors’ Awards 2002 have been announced. Top photographers from around the regional press competed with agency snappers and staffers from the nationals for the prizes, which were presented by Prime Minister Tony Blair. The winners

Top student journalists honoured

The cream of Scottish student journalism has been honoured by The Herald. The winners of the paper’s Scottish Student Press Awards were revealed during an awards lunch at the CCA in Glasgow, chosen from a record number of entries. Herald

Argus and Star top awards list

The Evening Star, Ipswich and The Argus in Brighton are among those celebrating after picking up awards at the last of this year’s BT Media Award regional finals. A host of journalists, photographers and broadcasters from the South East and

Chronicle named 'North East Newspaper of the Year'

The Evening Chronicle in Newcastle has been named North East Newspaper of the Year at this year’s Tom Cordner North East Press Awards. The paper’s Steve Kennedy was North East Journalist of the Year, and Rob Kennedy Young Journalist of

Awards scheme launched

A new awards scheme, designed to recognise the achievements of journalists and photographers in the West Midlands, has been launched by the Birmingham Press Club. The West Midlands Media Awards 2002 are open to all forms of media, from newspapers

Student award finalists chosen

The finalists in the Glasgow Herald’s Scottish Student Press Awards 2002, have been announced. The winners will be revealed during an awards lunch at the CCA in Glasgow on Tuesday, May 28. This year there was a record number of

Scottish Press Awards nominations are announced

The Glasgow Herald, Aberdeen Evening Express and the Press & Journal could be among the winners of the Scottish Press Awards later this year. A number of journalists from all three, as well as the Sunday Herald and Edinburgh Evening

Royal award announced for community writing

Young journalists are once again being asked to send their good news community-based stories for the Prince’s Trust Local Reporting Award. The contest is to reflect positive reporting by and about young people, and what they achieve in their communities.

Columnist notches up another honour

An award-winning writer has added to his collection of honours by being named as a top nature writer in the This Britain contest. Trevor Beer, of the Western Morning News, was awarded the MBE in January for services to journalism

Medical writing secures award

The medical correspondent of the Irish Times, Dr Muiris Houston, has been named Irish medical journalist of the year. He was honoured at the GSK Irish Medical Media Awards, which were presented at Dublin Castle. The judging panel said his