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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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Entries are now being sought for the inaugural West Midlands Media Awards. The competition, organised by Birmingham Press Club, is open to all forms of media, from newspapers to broadcasting and the Internet from a wide Midlands area, including Shropshire

Top prizes for Devon lensman

The head of the North Devon Journal photographic team has won two of the top three prizes in a regional portrait competition. Mike Southon, who also runs his own studio in Newport, scooped the awards in the Master Photographers Association

Regional writers compete for travel award

Two regional newspaper journalists have been shortlisted for a top travel writing award. The Oldham Chronicle’s Ken Bennett, and Alan Salter from the Manchester Evening News, will both be hoping to scoop the Tourism Journalist of the Year Award as

'Outstanding' trainee rewarded

The chief reporter at Lowestoft for the Eastern Daily Press has won an award recognising his journalism success. Shaun Lowthorpe was presented with the Albert Holroyd award for outstanding young Archant Norfolk trainee of 2001. Shaun is now in charge

Fringe award shortlist revealed

The shortlist of journalists for this year’s Allen Wright Award, for writing about the Edinburgh Fringe, has been announced. The winner will be revealed tonight at an exclusive invitation-only party. The shortlist of nominees comprises: Dan Bye, Stephan Phelan and

Award entries sought

Entries are now being sought for the 2002 Yorkshire Bank Northern Business Journalist of the Year Awards. The competition is open to all journalists and media who are based in the north of England, from the Trent to the Scottish

Student journalism awards shortlist announced

The shortlist for the Guardian Student Media Awards 2002 has been announced. Now in their 24th year, the awards recognise and reward the best student journalists, editors and photographers with the prizes being awarded in 13 categories. An overall winner

HoldtheFrontPage is Europe’s best!

Holdthefrontpage has been named the best journalism service in Europe. The accolade came last night when the site was named the Best Overall Journalism Service in the 2002 European Online Journalism Awards. Publisher Patrick Astill and journalist Nikki Sargeson picked

Regionals across the UK scoop press awards

The Yorkshire Post has been crowned Newspaper of the Year in the Regional Newspaper Awards.The paper beat Free Newspaper of the Year The Wharf, and the Wiltshire Gazette & Herald, which was named Weekly Newspaper of the Year. The Yorkshire

True Star performer reveals the secret of success

It may seem to the outside world to be a small evening paper that covers the news in sleepy Suffolk. But the Ipswich-based Evening Star is wowing the people that count – its peers in the newspaper industry. It was

"Editorial excellence" award for Steve

A former regional press reporter has won an award for his magazine in Hong Kong. Steve Shellum, who worked as a reporter and sub editor on the Exeter Express & Echo, received the award from the Society of Publishers in

Peter's surprise honour

Nottingham Evening Post photojournalist Peter Jordan has received a surprise award. In recognition of his journalistic work in the community, Peter was presented with the vocational service cup from the Rotary Club of Wollaton Park, during its end-of-year dinner. Peter,

New awards scheme moved to March

The West Midlands Media Awards are to take place for the first time next March. The event, organised by Birmingham Press Club, had originally been planned to take place this autumn, but they have now decided to wait until the

'Refugee' award for Yorkshire journalist

A journalist from the Yorkshire Post has been awarded the Refugee Week Media Award. Feature writer Sheena Hastings won the award, which is sponsored by the Refugee Council, for a feature about the public’s attitude towards asylum seekers and how

Sentinel writer named top student

The Stoke Sentinel’s crime reporter, Samantha Lawton has won a national award for her work. She was named Student Journalist of the Year in awards sponsored by Press Gazette, after completing her journalism studies at Wolverhampton College by studying one

Gazette named best in the North West

Page 1 of 2 The Blackpool Gazette has been chosen as this year’s top daily newspaper at the annual BNFL-sponsored North West Newspaper Awards. The Gazette fought off tough competition from last year’s winner, the News & Star, Carlisle, and