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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.

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

West Midlands Website of the Year

The full list of shortlisted websites is: Media website of the Year: Public Information Website of the Business to Business to Back to the awards index Have you won

Former deputy editor in line for literary prize

A former deputy newspaper editor turned author is on the verge of winning further international acclaim. Crime writer Stephen Booth, who worked at the Worksop Guardian for 15 years, has enjoyed enormous success on both sides of the Atlantic with

News & Star named top daily

Page 2 of 2 DAILY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEARWinner: News & Star, CarlisleNominees: Manchester Evening News; News & Star, Carlisle; Lancashire Evening Post WEEKLY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEARWinner: Chester ChronicleNominees: Chester Chronicle; Manchester Metro News; Lancaster Guardian NEWS REPORTER OF

Do you know your beer?

The British Guild of Beer Writers is looking for published articles, books, TV footage and radio recordings which promote the great British tradition of enjoying beer. The Beer Writer of the Year Awards this year are also inviting entries from

Weekly Newspaper Awards launched

The 2001 Weekly Newspaper Awards have been launched by the Newspaper Society. The competition is open to all paid-for and free weekly newspapers in the UK, in current membership of Newspaper Society marketing. The awards are split into 29 categories,

Young journalists scoop award

Thirty young journalists from Tunbridge Wells have visited the House of Commons after scooping a newspaper award. The students from St Gregory’s School received a gold level certificate of distinction for producing a newspaper in a day for the Times

West Midlands Website of the Year

Popular film and music website is one of the shortlisted entries in the West Midlands Web Site of the Year Awards. It is produced by NEP (Midlands), which is also responsible for Holdthefrontpage, and is shortlisted as a contender

Scottish Press Awards 2001

Page 2 of 2 IT / New Media Writer of the YearWinner – Iain Bruce, Sunday Herald Runner-up – Kenny Kemp, Sunday HeraldNominees – Kristy Dorsey, The Herald Political Journalist of the YearWinner – Ken Farquharson, Sunday Times Runner-up –

Medal for former Courier sub

A former sub-editor of the Kent and Sussex Courier has been honoured. Mike Granatt, (51), was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath for his work in the Government Information and Communication Service. Mike joined the Courier as

Mercury picks up award for charity work

The Leicester Mercury has been honoured by the RSPCA for its support of the animal charity. The paper’s editor, Nick Carter, received the RSPCA Regional Media Award for 2000 at the charity’s annual general meeting in Newport, Wales. The RSPCA

Regional press award winners celebrate

Staff at the weekly Cumberland News were celebrating after their paper was named regional newspaper of the year at the Press Gazette awards for its “outstanding” coverage of foot-and-mouth disease. The other winners, listed below, were whittled from an entry

News & Star named top daily

Page 1 of 2 The News & Star, Carlisle, has been crowned the North-West’s top daily newspaper at the 10th annual BNFL-sponsored North-West Newspaper Awards. The winners of the prestigious competition were announced at the JJB Sports Stadium in Wigan,

EDP honoured for war zone charity work

The Eastern Daily Press has received a major international award for helping thousands of tragic children and refugees in some of the world’s most horrific war zones. The award was picked up by the paper’s deputy editor James Ruddy, who

MBE for Jersey writer

Jersey Evening Post political correspondent Philip Falle has been awarded an MBE. Mr Falle, who has been with the paper for 28 years, was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his services to journalism. Mr

Holdthefrontpage scoops electronic publishing accolade

Holdthefrontpage and its sister sites, which include and, have scooped a prestigious title at this year’s Newspaper Society New Media Awards. The Special Award for Innovation in Digital Publishing was awarded to our parent company Northcliffe Electronic Publishing