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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.

National winners announced

The national winners of this year’s BT Regional Media Awards have been announced. The 14 winners were chosen from 86 newspapers, journalists, broadcasters and photographers who all won awards during seven regional heats. All those who scooped national accolades will

Top photographers rewarded

The winners of the Picture Editors’ Awards 2002 have been announced. Top photographers from around the regional press competed with agency snappers and staffers from the nationals for the prizes, which were presented by Prime Minister Tony Blair. The winners

Top student journalists honoured

The cream of Scottish student journalism has been honoured by The Herald. The winners of the paper’s Scottish Student Press Awards were revealed during an awards lunch at the CCA in Glasgow, chosen from a record number of entries. Herald

Argus and Star top awards list

The Evening Star, Ipswich and The Argus in Brighton are among those celebrating after picking up awards at the last of this year’s BT Media Award regional finals. A host of journalists, photographers and broadcasters from the South East and

Chronicle named 'North East Newspaper of the Year'

The Evening Chronicle in Newcastle has been named North East Newspaper of the Year at this year’s Tom Cordner North East Press Awards. The paper’s Steve Kennedy was North East Journalist of the Year, and Rob Kennedy Young Journalist of

Awards scheme launched

A new awards scheme, designed to recognise the achievements of journalists and photographers in the West Midlands, has been launched by the Birmingham Press Club. The West Midlands Media Awards 2002 are open to all forms of media, from newspapers

Student award finalists chosen

The finalists in the Glasgow Herald’s Scottish Student Press Awards 2002, have been announced. The winners will be revealed during an awards lunch at the CCA in Glasgow on Tuesday, May 28. This year there was a record number of

Scottish Press Awards nominations are announced

The Glasgow Herald, Aberdeen Evening Express and the Press & Journal could be among the winners of the Scottish Press Awards later this year. A number of journalists from all three, as well as the Sunday Herald and Edinburgh Evening

Royal award announced for community writing

Young journalists are once again being asked to send their good news community-based stories for the Prince’s Trust Local Reporting Award. The contest is to reflect positive reporting by and about young people, and what they achieve in their communities.

Columnist notches up another honour

An award-winning writer has added to his collection of honours by being named as a top nature writer in the This Britain contest. Trevor Beer, of the Western Morning News, was awarded the MBE in January for services to journalism

Medical writing secures award

The medical correspondent of the Irish Times, Dr Muiris Houston, has been named Irish medical journalist of the year. He was honoured at the GSK Irish Medical Media Awards, which were presented at Dublin Castle. The judging panel said his

Scottish media celebrate

The Sunday Herald is celebrating after picking up three top honours at the Scottish BT Media Awards – including the region’s Newspaper of the Year title. Meanwhile its home affairs editor Neil Mackay picked up the Daily News Journalist of

Communicating with the communicators

The online company magazine for Archant staff has scooped a top national accolade. Archant Network won an Award of excellence in the Internal Newsmagazine category of the British Association of Communicators in Business awards. Editor Keith Morris picked up the

Celebrations as journalists scoop annual awards

The Yorkshire Post has been named Daily Newspaper of the Year by Regional Independent Newspapers for its sparkling editorial content. The Yorkshire Evening Post, also owned by RIM, came a close second. Both awards were announced at the company’s annual

Circulation triumphs are rewarded

The partying continued into the night as Newsquest celebrated success at the group’s 2001 Newspaper Sales, Letterbox and Distribution Awards. Chief executive Paul Davidson handed over the prizes in the ceremony at the Royal Court Hotel, Coventry. The evening was

Echo is 'Daily Newspaper of the Year'

The Express and Echo, Exeter, has been named Daily Newspaper of the Year at the 2001 South West BT Media Awards. One of its journalists, Emma Slee, also picked up an award for work she did while at the North