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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.

Multi-cultural report wins £500

A report on multi-cultural Britain has scooped a Leeds University student a prestigious journalism prize. Shumon Rahman, who is on the Trinity & All Saints postgraduate journalism course, is the joint winner of this year’s Felix Dearden Memorial Prize. His

Yorkshire journalists get their rewards

The Bradford Telegraph & Argus has been named Yorkshire’s daily Newspaper of the Year. The paper scooped the award at the annual Yorkshire Press Awards, held at the Cedar Court Hotel in Wakefield. It was one of 14 handed out

Ali's outstanding contribution wins maritime award

Southern Daily Echo reporter Ali Kefford has been hailed one of the best writers on the Royal Navy after winning the top national award for maritime journalism. The paper’s chief feature writer and naval correspondent was presented with the Desmond

Swift motoring to new awards triumph

Sentinel motoring columnist John Swift has won the biggest award in his industry for the second year running. He was voted the Guild of Motoring Writers Regional Journalist of the Year. It is the first time anyone has won the

Prize-winning journalists do the business

The 2002 Yorkshire Bank Northern Business Journalist of the Year Award winners have been announced, with the Newspaper of the Year prize going to the Yorkshire Post. Judge Nick Garbutt, from Yorkshire Bank, said: “The Yorkshire Post produced an outstanding

Cream of student journalism is rewarded

The winners of this year’s National Student Media Awards, run by the National Union of Students and the Independent Newspaper group, have been announced. Heading the list of honours was Leeds University’s Leeds Student, which was voted best student newspaper.

Best weekly newspapers rewarded

Page 2 of 2 The winners of the Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper Awards 2002 are: Paid-for Weekly Newspaper of the YearWinner: Western Gazette Free Weekly Newspaper of the Year Winner: Sutton Coldfield Observer Best news journalist – Paid-for Weekly NewspapersWinner:

Newspaper staff celebrate

Page 1 of 2 Newspaper staff around the country are celebrating after scooping prizes at the first Archant Awards. An audience of around 1,300 employees, guests and sponsors saw staff, publications and products from the company scoop prizes in the

Three-up for Ali

Southern Daily Echo chief feature writer Ali Kefford has been shortlisted for the Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award – for the third year in succession. Ali, (31), who has been with the Southampton-based daily paper for three years, is among

Student journalists collect prizes

The winners of the 24th Guardian Student Media Awards have been announced. Topping the list of winners was York Vision, the newspaper for York University, which scooped three awards, including best student newspaper and best website. Judges praised its mix

Exclusive scoops award

A journalist at The Herald in Glasgow has won a top award at the 16th annual Workworld Media Awards. Deputy business editor Ian McConnell was handed the Scoop of the Year Award for his exclusive story which broke the news

Former deputy does the double

A former deputy newspaper editor turned author has scored a unique double at the American Barry Awards. Stephen Booth, (50), has won the prize for Best British Crime Novel for the second consecutive year – making him the first person

News staff celebrate as prizes are handed out

Newspaper staff around the country have been celebrating after scooping awards at Johnston Press’s annual awards. The winners were announced during the group’s annual editorial and newspaper sales conference held in London where the awards were presented by chairman Roger

Stan shortlisted for national honour

Stan Szecowka, deputy editor of the Bristol Evening Post, has been shortlisted for a national accolade for his work in the community. He has been nominated for the Community Award at the GG2 Leadership & Diversity Awards in recognition of

Reward for Commonwealth Games coverage

Coverage of the Commonwealth Games won The Scotsman a series of press awards. The newspaper was awarded the prize for Best Coverage, in the Bank of Scotland Commonwealth Games Press Awards. It was rewarded for its comprehensive reporting, analysis and

Rewards for race awareness

Journalists are being asked to step forward and highlight work which has addressed race relations issues for a chance to win a prestigious national award. The Race in the Media Awards is inviting entries for its next event. Established by