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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.

Sales and marketing team success

The Lincolnshire Echo scooped four prestigious local newspaper promotion awards at the recent Northcliffe marketing and sales awards in Coventry. The Echo collected two winners and two runners-up places for promotions involving the Red Arrows, the local festival of football,

First BT Media Awards nominations are announced

The first set of BT Media Award nominations have been announced, with the waiting now over for all entrants in the competition’s Midlands region. Among those on the shortlist are staff from the Nottingham Evening Post, Leicester Mercury, Birmingham Evening

KMG journos sweep awards list

Kent Messenger Group reporters swept the board in the county’s premier journalism awards. Paul Francis, the group’s political correspondent, was named Shepherd Neame Kent Journalist of the Year at an award ceremony in Faversham and won £250 and a silver

Hero award for crusading newspaperman

Campaigning journalist Don Hale has been nominated for a British Gold Hero Award in honour of his work to win justice for Stephen Downing. The awards, this year sponsored by SAGA, are given to people over the age of 50

'Veteran' Mike gets lifetime award

Veteran Kentish Express journalist Mike Bennett has received a special Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of his work in Ashford, Kent. Mike has been writing for the Kent Messenger Group for 40 years starting as a cub reporter in the

Have you entered the 2002 Newspaper Awards yet?

The 2002 Newspaper Awards – the only accolades to recognise and honour production excellence – will take place this year on May 21. More than 800 newspaper industry executives, suppliers, sponsors and guests attended last year’s event – the fifth

Top awards net cash and whisky

The eighth Highlands and Islands Media Awards have taken place with reporters from the very north of Scotland picking up awards. Noel Donaldson of the John O’Groat Journal scooped both the top prize of Journalist of the Year and the

Papers line up for national award

Three regional newspapers have been nominated for a prestigious media award. The South Wales Echo, Yorkshire Post and Liverpool Echo have been named as the finalists in the regional and local newspaper category of the Race in the Media Awards,

Positive news nets Prince's award

Regional press journalist Ian Drury has been handed an award by the Prince of Wales for his story reporting positive community news. The former Nottingham Evening Post man met the Prince at a St James’s Palace reception. The event was

Hair today…

Feature writer Emma Outten has scooped a prestigious journalism award – for the second year in a row. She’s been named the Best Regional Writer in the Wella Hair Journalism Awards 2002. The main subject of each article entered must

International honour for Mike

Mike Laycock, chief reporter at the York Evening Press, has won a prestigious international award. He is one of only six winners of the Unsung Heroes award, presented by Gannett, the York paper’s American parent company. The judges decided to

Award given in young journalist's memory

The first Rhodri Jones Memorial Award has been given to South Wales Echo reporter Sian Harris. Sian was named Outstanding Young Journalist of the Year at a ceremony dedicated to the memory of Rhodri Jones, a former trainee journalist with

Celebrations at CIN

Page 2 of 2 Telesales Person of the Year Winner: Janet Nicholls Highly commended: Claire Whitby VIP Award Winner: Lyn Foster Junior Journalist of the Year Winner: Linda Ram, Tamworth Herald Highly commended: John Newton, Walsall Advertiser Pre-press Person of

Awards website re-launched

The BT Media Awards Website, dedicated to BT’s annual award scheme for regional journalists, has been re-launched. The website includes everything entrants need to know, such as details of the competition’s 14 categories and its seven regional areas. It also

Straightforward writing is rewarded

Journalists are to be rewarded for speaking in plain English at an annual awards ceremony. The Plain English Campaign’s Media Awards will recognise both print and broadcast media. The award for the Best Morning Newspaper will be collected by Metro.

Trevor scoops the MBE for services to journalism

Trevor Beer, the wildlife and countryside columnist for the Western Morning News, has been honoured with the MBE for his services to journalism and the environment. Trevor is a freelance journalist who helped set a up a chain of wildlife