Hull Daily Mail leads way at Regional Press Awards

The Hull Daily Mail lead the way at this year’s Regional Press Awards after scooping five prizes.

Reporter Nicky Harley was named both specialist writer of the year and won scoop of the year, while Catherine Lea picked up business and finance journalist of the year.

The paper also picked up specialist supplement of the year and Ian Bond won designer of the year.

The Derby Evening Telegraph’s Steve Hall was named editor of the year and the Belfast Telegraph won daily/Sunday newspaper of the year (above 25k), with the Cambridge winning daily/Sunday newspaper of the year (below 25k).

The Essex Chronicle picked up weekly newspaper of the year (above 20k) the Northern Scot won weekly newspaper of the year (below 20k)

Adam Wakelin, who left the Leicester Mercury earlier this year, won features writer of the year for second time.

The Croydon Advertiser’s Gareth Davies won weekly reporter of the year, and Sunday Life’s John McGurk won daily/Sunday reporter of the year.

The winners:

Young journalist of the year

Emily Koch, Bristol Evening Post

Business and finance journalist of the year

Catherine Lea, Hull Daily Mail

Specialist writer of the year

Nicky Harley, Hull Daily Mail

Feature writer of the year

Adam Wakelin, Leicester Mercury

Columnist of the year

Elaine Morgan, Western Mail

Weekly sports journalist of the year

Danny Hall, Sheffield Star, Grass Roots

Daily/Sunday sports journalist of the year

John Gibson, Newcastle Evening Chronicle

Weekly photographer of the year

Sean Hansford, Rochdale Observer

Daily/Sunday photographer of the year

Rowland Hobson, Peterborough Evening Telegraph

Weekly reporter of the year

Gareth Davies, Croydon Advertiser

Daily/Sunday reporter of the year

John McGurk, Sunday Life

Designer of the year

Ian Bond, Hull Daily Mail

Digital award of the year

Pinkun.com, Norwich Evening News

Supplement of the year

Yorkshire Post Magazine,

Special supplement of the year

The Blitz, Hull Daily Mail

Front page of the year

Is This How You Feel? Western Mail

Scoop of the year

Nicky Harley, Hull Daily Mail

Campaign of the year

An Industry Betrayed, Derby Telegraph

Editor of the Year

Steve Hall, Derby Telegraph

Weekly Newspaper (below 20,000)

The Northern Scot

Weekly Newspaper (above 20,000)

Essex Chronicle

Daily/Sunday (below 25,000)

Winner: Cambridge News

Daily/Sunday (above 25,000)

Belfast Telegraph

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