Leading North West journalists gathered to reap their rewards at the North West Newspaper Awards lunch.
The Liverpool Daily Post picked up a hat trick of awards including daily newspaper of the year. Andy Kelly won news reporter of the year and Mark Hookham picked up young journalist of the year.
The Cumberland News got the trophy for weekly newspaper of the year and was praised by judges for its stylish innovation and traditional values.
Sports reporter of the year for the second year running was Chris Bascombe from the Liverpool Echo. Diane Cooke from the Manchester Evening News was awarded the title of feature writer of the year.
Clive Lawrence from the Lancashire Evening Telegraph was named photographer of the year.
The awards, which are organised by the North West region of the Society of Editors and sponsored by the British Nuclear Group, recognise the best journalists and newspapers throughout Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cumbria.
The judges in this year’s competition were Alan Powell, editor of the Sheffield Telegraph, Sean Dooley, editor of The Sentinel, and Gordon Maxwell of the North West Society of Editors.