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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.

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

Chron is rewarded for community work

A Lancashire newspaper is making the news by being rewarded for its unsung work in the community. The Oldham Chronicle was chosen by Oldham Rotary Club as the winner of its Community Service Shield this year. The 146-year-old newspaper –

"Nice chap" triumphs at awards

Page 1 of 2 North London Guardian Newspapers has held the company’s annual awards ceremony, with a “thoroughly nice chap” winning the Commitment Award. MD Richard Byham dished out the gongs in the company’s Walthamstow HQ. David Jackman, editor of

Mail man is Personality of the Year

Burton Mail managing director Jim Black scooped a national award to be named Production Journal Personality of the Year at the 2001 Newspaper Awards in London. He received the award for his role in developing and implementing AdFast, the regional

Scottish press honoured

The winners of this year’s Royal Bank of Scotland Press Awards have been announced. The Sunday Herald has won the Newspaper of the Year title, along with the award for Best Foreign Coverage. Sunday Herald editor Andrew Jaspan said: “This

2001 Newspaper Awards

Here are the nominations for the 2001 Newspaper Awards in association with Production Journal and Fujifilm Graphic Systems. National Newspaper of the YearThe Stora Enso Premier Award for national daily newspapers. Financial TimesThe Daily TelegraphThe GuardianThe IndependentThe MirrorThe Times Regional

Theatre struggle nets critica prize

A tale of the battles faced by the theatre to escape official censorship has won a London theatre critic a renowned award. Nicholas de Jongh, who writes for the Evening Standard, scooped the Theatre Book Prize 2000, awarded by the

Honoured by borough

A reporter on a London weekly is being honoured with an award from her local authority. Pat Greenwood, who has been a journalist at the South East London Mercury for more than 25 years, is being rewarded for her contribution

Mercury scoops 10 award honours in three weeks

The Sunday Mercury has scooped 10 award honours in three weeks. The paper’s most recent award achievement came at the 2000 BT Media Awards Midlands regional final in Birmingham, where the paper was named BT Midlands Daily Newspaper of the

New student prize launched

A new student prize in journalism has been launched at Liverpool John Moore’s University. The Fairclough Prize has been established by JMU benefactor Lynette Beardwood, in memory of her family. Lynette has already contributed significantly to the student hardship fund

Top award for the News

The Scarborough Evening News has scooped the top award in the Oscars of the charity world with its New May Lodge Appeal. The appeal, which has raised £250,000 for a new resource and respite centre for children with learning disabilities,

Newspapers on the up

The South Wales Argus, Paisley Daily Express, York Evening Press and Irish News were the daily papers that scooped awards for their circulation growth at a gala awards ceremony hosted by The Newspaper Society. The top-selling regional and local newspapers

Banks's photo awards winners

More than 100 photographers were whittled down to ten top prizewinners at the Banks’s Midlands Press Photographer of the Year ceremony. The event, in its sixth year, attracted entries from more than 30 newspapers. Every aspect of local press photography

And the winners are…

The winners of the Banks’s Midlands Press Photographer of the Year awards 2000-1 are: Press Photographer:Alan Evans, Shropshire Star;Runner-up: Dale Martin, Birmingham Evening Mail;Highly commended: Sam Bagnall, Sunday Mercury, Jason Senior, Leicester Mercury. Weekly Press Photographer:Sam Bagnall, Sunday Mercury;Runner-up: Darren

Focus on top sports photographers

Photographers from Eastern Counties Newspapers once again dominated the 2000 Sports Photographic Competition organised by Sport England East. Open to professional photographers contributing to newspapers in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, the competition attracted a wide response with

More success for Don

Matlock Mercury editor Don Hale has now scooped FIVE awards in the wake of his campaign to free convicted murderer Stephen Downing – and he’s nominated for even more. Apart from his regional BT Media Award for Midlands Weekly Journalist