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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.

2003 Newspaper Award nominations announced

The nominees for the 2003 Newspaper Awards are: Regional Newspaper of the Year The Goss International Premier Award Eastern Daily Press Jersey Evening Post Manchester Evening News Press & Journal, Aberdeen Reading Evening PostShropshire Star Sunday Newspaper of the Year

Regional staff make sports journalism shortlist

Journalists and photographers from the regional press are among those to make it onto the shortlist for the British Sports Journalism Awards 2002. The event, organised by Sport England in conjunction with the Sports Writers Association, recognises the best sports

Entries sought for online journalism awards

Entries are now being invited for 2003 European Online Journalism Awards. The competition is open to all European journalists, news and features agencies, custom online news sites and websites of traditional media. Last year Holdthefrontpage was named Best Overall Journalism

News Shopper sweeps the board

Proving yet again its ability to win award after award, the News Shopper swept the board at this year’s Newsquest (London) annual prize-giving. The Petts Wood-based series of free newspapers picked up another shelf of top awards including Free Newspaper

Chance for student journalists to shine

The 2003 Guardian Student Media Awards have been launched, with prizes such as work experience at the Guardian and Sky News up for grabs. Now in its 25th year, the competition recognises the best student journalists, editors, designers and photographers.

If you haven't got a ticket – you're too late!

Tickets for next month’s West Midlands Media Awards have sold out. Birmingham Press Club will be holding its first media awards night at the city’s Burlington Hotel on Thursday, March 20. And organisers say interest in the event, which will

Award for women writers – £1,000 up for grabs

Women journalists are being invited to compete for a £1,000 prize in the annual Sunday Telegraph Catherine Pakenham Award. The contest is open to women aged between 18 and 25 years who are resident in the UK. The article submitted

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