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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.

Mercury celebrates achievements

The Leicester Mercury has marked the achievements of Leicestershire people with its first Achievement over Adversity Awards. Finalists received their prizes at the ceremony at Leicester’s National Space Centre. Winners were announced across five categories – family, two young achievers

Diversity reflected in awards

Entries are being sought for the prestigious Race in the Media Awards, which highlight coverage of race, diversity and multiculturalism in the UK media. RIMA is open to all journalists and broadcasters who will have had material published or transmitted

Classified team is top

The Grimsby Telegraph classified advertising department is celebrating after scooping an award in a Europe-wide competition. Staff won the title of Best Small Call Centre, an honour which puts the paper at the forefront of customer care and service, at

Guardian Student Media Awards winners are named

Honours were divided between two Oxford rivals at a closely-fought Guardian Student Media Awards. Cherwell scooped two awards at the event, in Covent Garden, but its close rival Oxford Student was voted awarded student newspaper of the year. The judges

Weekly newspapers honoured

Page 1 of 2 The winners of the Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper Awards 2001 have been announced. Among the winners was the Milton Keynes Citizen, which won the Free Weekly Newspaper of the Year award for the second year running,

Ads accolade for Post

The Bristol Evening Post has been named Advertising Publishing Centre of the Year at the 2001 Newspaper Society Advertising Awards. Donna Newall, of the Wigan Reporter, won Advertising Sales Executive of the Year – a new category introduced for this

Evening Press leads the pack

The Evening Press at York has been voted Daily Newspaper of the Year in a prestigious national competition. The paper’s campaigning stance and its coverage of last year’s floods helped it defeat intense rivalry from dailies all over the country

Independent student journalism shortlist

Page 1 of 2 A high standard of entries caught the judges’ eyes when they were shortlisting the The Independent and the National Union of Students’ student journalism awards. Winners stand to take home £400, and runners-up £200 – but

Student Media Awards shortlist is announced

The Guardian has announced its shortlist for the 2001 Student Media Awards. People who have gained valuable experience in the world of journalism while studying at college have the chance to secure work experience at the Guardian and other prizes

Call for entrants to major business writer awards

Business journalists could be rubbing shoulders with comedian Lee Hurst, who is the guest of honour at this year’s Yorkshire Bank Northern Business Journalist of the Year Awards dinner. Business journalists and editors based between the Trent and the Scottish

Award success for Evening Post's Mhairi

A reporter from the Nottingham Evening Post has been highly commended in one of the country’s top writing competitions, for the second year running. Mhairi McFarlane, (25), was a runner-up in the Sunday Telegraph Catherine Pakenham award. She was presented

Examiner celebrates courage of readers

The winners of the Examiner’s 2001 community awards have been announced at a glittering ceremony at Huddersfield’s McAlpine Stadium. Around 250 guests heard tales of courage, dedication, compassion and kindness as the winners of the 12 awards were announced. The

Cornishman nominated for Media Award

The Cornishman newspaper has been praised for its coverage of local drug issues by being nominated for a media award. The DrugScope Annual Media Award is awarded to a newspaper that has responsibly dealt with community drug problems. Barbara Smith,

Awards looking for entrants

The Yorkshire Bank Northern Business Journalist of the Year Awards begin in earnest this week with the despatch of entry forms to potential competitors. There are three new categories this year, including two for publications, to go with the rest

Evening News honours former writer

The Bolton Evening News has presented writer Doreen Crowther with a special award at its annual theatre awards evening. Doreen retired from her position as the paper’s theatre and showbusiness correspondent last December. She received the award at the prestigious

Weekly Newspaper Awards – nominations announced

Page 1 of 2 The nominations for the Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper Awards 2001 have been announced. The competition, open to all paid-for and free weekly newspapers in the UK in current membership of Newspaper Society marketing, is designed to