Full shortlist for the 2011 Regional Press Awards

The Society of Editors has announced the shortlist for the 2011 Regional Press Awards.

The event is organised in conjunction with the Newspaper Society and will see 23 awards handed out at a London lunch on 25 May.

This year sees the new award of editor of the year launched.

Chairman of the judges Paul Horrocks said: 'Panels of independent judges have pored over more than 700 entries to produce the shortlists. The entries demonstrated the amazing quality of journalistic effort that is still being produced in these challenging times for the whole of the media and regional and local papers in particular."

Young Journalist of the Year

  • Ashleigh Barbour – Aberdeen Press and Journal
  • Dominic Howell – Nottingham Post
  • Alice Hutton – Cambridge News
  • Emily Koch – Bristol Evening Post
  • Ruth Lawson – NCJ Media

Business & Finance Journalist of the Year

  • Simon Bain – The Herald, Glasgow
  • Jenny Chapman – Cambridge News
  • Jon Griffin – Birmingham Mail
  • Robin Johnson – Derby Telegraph
  • Catherine Lea – Hull Daily Mail

Specialist Writer of the Year

  • Jon Austin – Basildon Echo
  • Ciaran Barnes – Sunday Life
  • Paul Gallagher – Manchester Evening News
  • Seanin Graham – Irish News
  • Nicky Harley – Hull Daily Mail

Feature Writer of the Year

  • Lucy Adams – The Herald, Glasgow
  • Janet King – Western Morning News
  • Lee Marlow – Leicester Mercury
  • John McGurk – Sunday Life
  • Adam Wakelin – Leicester Mercury

Columnist of the Year

  • Aled Blake - Western Mail
  • Carolyn Hitt - Western Mail
  • Ian Midgley - Hull Daily Mail
  • Elaine Morgan - Western Mail
  • Paul Taylor - Manchester Evening News

Weekly Sports Journalist of the Year

  • Matthew Elder – Fife Free Press
  • Danny Hall – Sheffield Star, Grass Roots
  • Mark Jenkin – North Devon Journal
  • Amanda Little – Cumberland News
  • David Powell – North Devon Journal

Daily/Sunday Sports Journalist of the Year

  • Steven Beacom – Belfast Telegraph
  • Jon Colman – Carlisle News & Star
  • Mark Douglas – Sunday Sun
  • John Gibson – Newcastle Evening Chronicle
  • Simon Walter – Southern Daily Echo

Weekly Photographer of the Year

  • Stephen Garnett – Craven Herald
  • Michael Gillen – Falkirk Herald
  • Sean Hansford – Rochdale Observer
  • John Jenkins – Lincolnshire Echo
  • Joe Lord – East London Advertiser

Daily/Sunday Photographer of the Year

  • Anthony Chappel-Ross – The Press, York
  • Rowland Hobson – Peterborough Evening Telegraph
  • Simon Hulme – Yorkshire Post
  • Gary Longbottom – Yorkshire Post
  • Ian Robinson – Lancashire Evening Post

Weekly Reporter of the Year

  • Gareth Davies – Croydon Advertiser
  • Stuart Greer – Oldham Advertiser
  • Tom Jennings – Witney Gazette
  • Lui Straccia – Luton on Sunday
  • Louise Wallace – Lincolnshire Echo

Daily/Sunday Reporter of the Year

  • Bimpe Archer – Irish News
  • Jon Austin – Basildon Echo
  • Ciaran Barnes – Sunday Life
  • John McGurk – Sunday Life
  • Ben Rossington – Liverpool Echo

Designer of the Year Award

  • Gary Beckwith – Newcastle Evening Chronicle
  • Ian Bond – Hull Daily Mail
  • Sean Collins – The Journal, Newcastle
  • David Lewins – Bristol Evening Post
  • Doug Young – Newcastle Evening Chronicle

The Digital Award

  • Belfasttelegraph.co.uk – Belfast Telegraph
  • Liverpool Post and Echo
  • Manchester Evening News
  • Pinkun.com – Norwich Evening News
  • The 12 Plays of Christmas – Lancashire Evening Post

Supplement of the Year

  • Yorkshire Post Magazine
  • Weekend - Belfast Telegraph
  • Culture - The Journal, Newcastle
  • NE Business Magazine - The Journal, Newcastle
  • Western Mail Magazine

Special Supplement of the Year

  • The Blitz - Hull Daily Mail
  • Welsh Warriors - Wales on Sunday
  • Skelmersdale celebrates 50 years - Skelmersdale Advertiser
  • Most Influential - The Journal, Newcastle
  • Liverpool Playhouse - Liverpool Daily Post

Front Page of the Year

  • Carried on a Sea of Unity – Belfast Telegraph
  • Help Bring These Rioters to Justice – Croydon Advertiser
  • The Night Fire Took Lives of My four Babies – Derby Telegraph
  • Wanted – Lancashire Evening Post
  • Is This How You Feel? - Western Mail

Scoop of the Year

  • Bimpe Archer – Irish News
  • Jon Austin - Basildon Echo
  • Nicky Harley – Hull Daily Mail
  • Neil Macfarlane – Evening Gazette, Middlesborough
  • Rob Waugh & John Roberts – Yorkshire Post

Campaign of the Year

  • Lillian's Law – Croydon Advertiser
  • An Industry Betrayed – Derby Telegraph
  • Missing from Home – Manchester Evening News
  • Fighting Censorship by Killers – Sunday Life
  • Whistleblower – Wirral Globe

Weekly Newspaper (below 20k)

  • The Northern Scot
  • The Ulster Herald
  • Brentwood Gazette
  • Birmingham Post
  • Cumberland and Westmorland Herald

Weekly Newspaper (above 20k)

  • Essex Chronicle
  • Newbury Weekly News
  • Camden New Journal
  • Westmorland Gazette
  • Surrey Advertiser

Daily/Sunday (below 25k)

  • Cambridge News
  • Lancashire Evening Post
  • The Journal, Newcastle
  • Ipswich Evening Star
  • Carlisle News and Star

Daily/Sunday (above 25k)

  • Sunday Life
  • Manchester Evening News
  • Belfast Telegraph
  • Sunday Mercury
  • Yorkshire Post

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