Regional Press Awards open until April 30

Posted on: February 26, 2021 by admin

Entries for the Society of Editors’ Regional Press Awards for 2020 will close on April 30.

Submit your best work for the industry’s most prestigious regional and local journalism awards. 

With categories recognising individual talent from designers, social media journalists and columnists, to team awards for overall digital output, campaigns and magazines, the awards aim to highlight the wealth of talent across the UK media.

New categories for this year include the Chairman’s Special 2020 Award which is free to enter and aims to showcase the incredible efforts of newsrooms to keep the presses turning throughout the coronavirus crisis.

Ian Murray, Executive Director of the Society of Editors, said that the fact that the pandemic is not over should not prevent us from recognising the amazing professionalism and determination shown by local journalists and their publications during the last year.

“The regional and local press has performed magnificently and under extremely difficult circumstances to deliver its duties and keep communities well informed during what has surely been the greatest challenge to us all in modern times,” he said.

A special award for young journalists with a £500 prize is also up for grabs. The Cathryn Nicoll Award for Interviewer of the Year rewards excellent feature writing by a journalist aged 18-25, published in the regional press.

The awards will culminate in the glittering Website and Newspaper of the Year accolades – which once again are split into different bands to recognise the commendable output of smaller newsrooms.

Submissions can be made for work from 2020 that has been published in a regional or local news publication whether in print or online (excluding broadcast media).

Entries will close at 23.59 on April 30. Full guidance can be found on the SoE website along with how to enter:

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