Entries have opened for the 2011 Regional Press Awards.
Entries must be made online at www.theregionalpressawards.org.uk, which has full details of categories and guidance on how to register, and close on 7 March, with shortlists published on 17 April.
The awards, run by the Society of Editors in conjunction with the Newspaper Society, will be held at Savoy Place, London, on 25 May.
Former SoE president and Manchester Evening News editor Paul Horrock, has taken over from Peter Sands as chairman of the judges for the awards.
Society of Editors executive director Bob Satchwell said:
We are again pleased to help celebrate the brilliant journalism in local and regional newspaper which provides a terrific service to communities across the UK against a difficult economic background and continued pressure of dramatic change in the wider media industry.