Meet the Regional Press Awards Sponsors 

Headline sponsor

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.

The Facebook Journalism Project is committed to strengthening communities by connecting people with meaningful journalism. As part of our work, the Facebook News Partnerships team collaborates with publishers, broadcasters, journalists, universities and other stakeholders across the news industry globally to promote quality journalism.

Our teams partner with news organisations to develop products and tools for newsrooms. The Partnerships team are also committed to training journalists, hosting workshops and sessions in newsrooms as well as providing online training and resources.

Facebook also sponsors Social Media Team of the Year; Digital Initiative of the Year; The Overall Digital Award; Innovation and Initiative of the Year. 

Camelot – supporting the Society of Editors since 2001

Camelot is proud to support the Society of Editors’ Regional Press Awards.

Since its launch in 1994, The National Lottery has delivered a life-changing £40 billion for Good Causes, with more than 565,000 individual awards made across the UK – an average of over 200 lottery grants in every postcode district. It has also awarded over £73 billion in prizes and created more than 5,500 millionaires or multi-millionaires.

The National Lottery is at the heart of communities across the UK and benefits millions of people’s lives – just as the national, regional and local media do every day. Thanks to your invaluable support over the past 25 years, National Lottery winners have been able to share their good news, missing ticket-holders have been united with their previously-unclaimed winnings and a huge range of projects have been able to highlight the life-changing difference they make thanks to vital National Lottery funding.

Camelot sponsors the Newspaper of the Year categories – Free Weekly Newspaper; Paid for Weekly/ Sunday Newspaper; Daily Newspaper of the Year.

Amazon Prime Video – sponsoring Young Journalist of the Year

Prime Video is a premium subscription streaming service that offers customers a vast collection of TV shows and movies—all with the ease of finding what they love to watch in one place. In addition to the thousands of popular movies and TV shows like Amazon Originals Good Omens, The Grand Tour and Star Trek: Picard, Prime members in the UK can also enjoy a growing selection of live sport and sport documentaries.

For the first time, Prime Video broadcast 20 Premier League matches in December 2019 which became one of the biggest ever streaming events in the UK with millions of customers streaming the live games. Prime Video also offers live on-site tennis coverage across many ATP and WTA tournaments in 2020 including the BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells and the Miami Open. In addition, Prime members can enjoy live studio coverage across popular tournaments like the Fever Tree Championships from The Queens Club and the US Open will return for a third year exclusively on the streaming service. Plus, customers in the UK who subscribe to Eurosport Player through Prime Video Channels can watch Roland-Garros and the Australian Open, as well as daily highlights and live coverage from the men’s and women’s finals of Wimbledon for an additional £6.99 per month (following a 7-day free trial). Prime Video’s investment in on-screen tennis coverage is also reflected off-screen with the Prime Video Future Talent Award, supported by Andy Murray, an award which supports young British tennis talent, Jack Draper and Emma Raducanu, through funding and mentoring over a two-year cycle.

Prime Video has launched a number of Amazon Original sports docuseries, including All or Nothing: Manchester City, All or Nothing: Brazil National Team, All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks, and All or Nothing seasons with American Football teams, as well as Andy Murray: Resurfacing, Take Us Home: Leeds United and Steven Gerrard’s Make Us Dream. Launching later this year, All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur is a multi-part exclusive docu-series going behind-the-scenes with the team through the current 2019/20 season, unpacking the level of dedication and commitment needed to compete at the very highest level.

All TV shows, movies and sports content is available to watch with the Prime Video app on TVs, mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire tablets, games consoles, set-top-boxes, or online. All available at no additional cost as part of Prime Video, which is now available in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Visit www.amazon.co.uk/primevideo for more information.

Google News Initiative – sponsoring Website of the Year

The Google News Initiative is Google’s effort to help journalism thrive in the digital age through evolving business models to drive sustainable growth, elevating quality journalism and empowering new organisations with new technologies. We collaborate with the news industry to build a stronger future for journalism through our products, partnerships and programmes.

Cision – sponsoring Scoop of the Year

Cision helps journalists find the best sources for their stories and develop great relationships with PR professionals.

As the world’s most comprehensive media database, Cision connects media influencers with communicators across the globe. It alerts brands and PR teams to the latest media opportunities and gives them up to date information to help them pitch to the right journalists.

Cision’s media alerts are the industry’s leading source of news about new hires, promotions and changes of patch. What’s more, Cision Jobs is the go-to jobs site for PRs and journalists – helping tens of thousands of people hire staff or apply for new roles every year.

To update your media profile, request content from the PR community or browse the latest media jobs, visit www.cision.co.uk/journalist-services/ today.

PA Media – sponsoring Photographer of the Year for Daily and Weekly Papers


PA is the UK’s leading provider of multimedia content and services. Established as the Press Association in 1868, PA remains the national news agency for the UK and Ireland, serving a broad range of customers including major media and digital brands around the world, businesses and public sector organisations.

In addition to its newswire, PA’s products and services span pictures, video, data APIs, hosted live blogs, graphics, listings pages, social media curation and page production. The news agency is part of the PA Media Group of specialist media companies.

HoldTheFrontPage – sponsoring Front Page of the Year for Daily and Weekly Papers


HoldtheFrontPage was launched in the year 2000 and celebrated its 20th anniversary in February this year.

As the home of regional press news and jobs, highlighting the vital work done by regional press journalists has always been a key part of what we do, and each day on our site we carry examples of campaigns, charity efforts, freedom of information battles and numerous other ways in which local newspapers have made a difference to their communities.

As well as carrying all the latest industry news, our jobs listings continue to reach a wide audience of UK journalists and PR professionals, with around 70,000 monthly unique users, more than 20,000 followers on Twitter and 2,500 subscribers to our daily email bulletin.

After nine years of sponsoring the Young Journalist of the Year award and seeing many of its winners go on to enjoy stellar careers in the industry, we are delighted to be continuing our association with the Regional Press Awards this year by sponsoring the Daily and Weekly Front Page of the Year categories.

As our name suggests, we already try to showcase great front pages on a daily basis through our Front Page News channel so we are particularly pleased to be sponsoring these two prizes.

To enquire about advertising with us, please email sales@htfp.co.uk. If you would like to get in touch about a story, you can contact us on editor@htfp.co.uk

Luther Pendragon – sponsoring Reporter of the Year (Daily and Weekly Papers)

Luther Pendragon is an independent communications agency with a 25 year track record of ensuring clients tell their stories to the people that matter.

We passionately believe that all clients – large or small, established or starting out, profit, not-for-profit or public sector – deserve the best advice in the business. We offer strategic guidance to some of the world’s leading brands and have advised major organisations through their biggest reputational challenges. We also work for smaller clients with big ambitions, ranging from small-caps and start-ups to grassroots campaign groups and charities.

We deliver work that is ambitious, yet targeted, and we achieve high quality, measurable results for our clients. We are communications strategists but we also believe in the importance of tactical delivery, meaning we are hands-on, we get fully immersed in our clients’ challenges and we assemble the best teams that are accessible at all levels.

Journalists’ Charity – for the Journalists’ Charity Special Award

Pledge £1 a week to help journalists and support journalism 

The Journalists’ Charity is the only organisation which offers help, advice and financial assistance to journalists working in every part of the industry. Founded by Charles Dickens back in 1864, we’ve helped thousands of journalists through tough times which is why we’re often described as a lifeline. We understand the pressures of working in journalism and the importance of what you do for society, so our aim is to be here for you at every stage in your career. By pledging your donation you’ll be helping to fund: 

  • Confidential help and advice
  • Crisis support
  • Financial assistance 
  • Events and networking 
  • Independent living