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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.

North West newspapers' anticipation grows

Newsrooms across the North West are buzzing after the announcement of the nominees for this year’s BNFL Newspaper Awards. The Lancashire Evening Post could be set for a trophy-laden day after being nominated in all but one of the categories.

Media people invited to apply for FoI Awards

The Campaign for Freedom of Information is looking for nominations for its annual Freedom of Information Awards. The awards recognise the authorities, individuals, media bodies and other organisations who have made significant contributions to Freedom of Information. Individual journalists, local

Floods coverage secures international accolade

The Evening Press at York has been recognised by its American owners for the way it handled the November floods crisis. The paper has won an Innovator Drive for Excellence award to become one of only five prize-winners in the

New Media Awards shortlist is published

The nominations for this year’s Newspaper Society New Media Awards have been announced, ahead of next month’s New Media Conference and Awards ceremony. Niche sites, innovation, design and community service are among the areas recognised in the list. The New

Trevor's commitment is honoured at awards

A westcountry columnist’s dedication to conservation has been recognised at a national awards ceremony. Trevor Beer, who writes a daily Nature Watch column for the Western Morning News, was awarded the David Bellamy Prize by the British Conservation Society in

More gongs for Don!

Matlock Mercury editor Don Hale has been presented with two more awards. One is the prestigious Freedom of the Press award at the London Press Awards, the other is for boosting the prestige of the Midlands. He successfully campaigned for

The Journal is North East Newspaper of the Year

The Journal has been named the North East Newspaper of the Year in the annual Tom Cordner North East Press Awards. The Newcastle paper also picked up several other awards, including the Business Prize, Health Prize and Scoop of the

Surprise award for journalists' champion

Journalist and NUJ stalwart John Bailey unexpectedly found himself on the receiving end at the annual North East Press Awards which he co-founded and has helped to organise for the past 20 years. Colleagues gave a standing ovation and presented

President's Prize awarded to Fred Johnston

Johnston Press chief executive Fred Johnston CBE was presented with the Newspaper Society’s prestigious President’s Prize at the Society AGM. As well as his role at Johnston Press, he is also chairman of the Society’s political, editorial and regulatory affairs

Lifetime award for former newspaper proprietor

A special award has been given to the former chairman of the Bolton Evening News for a lifetime of dedication to the town. Marcus Tillotson was recognised at the inaugural ceremony of the local Man of the Year Awards when

Local Reporting reward

The Prince’s Trust Local Reporting Award 2001 is to be launched during Local Newspaper Week in May. The award recognises excellence in local reporting, with a focus on inspiring stories involving young people, written by 14 to 30-year-olds. Entrants can

Race award for Yorkshire stories

Writing about race issues has won a national award for Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Peter Lazenby. He was honoured at the Commission for Racial Equality’s Race in the Media Awards for his work on covering the plight of Kosovan refugees

Community award for "hackery"

Derby Evening Telegraph contributor Jim Brennan is to receive an award for his contribution to the community through journalism. He is one of six people who will receive a Derby City Council Civic Award, after being nominated by the public

Grey Matters matters

An innovative monthly column dedicated to senior members of the community has won a national award. Grey Matters appears in the Lynn News, a twice-weekly newspaper in Norfolk. It was voted “best editorial idea” in a competition run by the

Awards reach 20th year

The Transco North East Press Awards is celebrating its 20th year with a presentation night and dinner on May 12. The 25 awards are open to all journalists working in the north-east. The entries are in and the judging is