Regional Press Awards 2014 shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the Regional Press Awards has been released this morning. (Picture:Shutterstock)

The Aberdeen Press and Journal, Birmingham Mail, Eastern Daily Press, Liverpool Echo, Sunday Life and Irish News have been named as the finalists in the daily/Sunday newspaper of the year award for titles with circulations greater than 25,000.

Full shortlist below:

YOUNG JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR – sponsored by HoldTheFrontPage
Isaac Crowson – Derby Telegraph
Gareth Davies – The Argus
Laura Hill – Harrogate Advertiser
Brendan Hughes – The Irish News
Ciaran Jones – Media Wales
Elaine O’Flynn – The Bolton News

BUSINESS AND FINANCE JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Foot Anstey
Jon Austin – The Echo, Basildon
Simon Bain – The Herald, Glasgow
Bernard Ginns – The Yorkshire Post
Jon Griffin – Birmingham Mail
Robin Johnson – Derby Telegraph
Simon Penfold – Express & Star, Wolverhampton

SPECIALIST WRITER OF THE YEAR – sponsored by HoldTheFrontPage
Jon Austin – The Echo, Basildon
Ciaran Barnes – Sunday Life
Janet Boyle – Sunday Post
Aasma Day – Lancashire Evening Post
Martin George – Eastern Daily Press
Jeanette Oldham – Birmingham Mail

FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR
Catherine Barnes – Western Morning News
Gemma Collins – Leicester Mercury
Rowan Mantell – Eastern Daily Press
Lee Marlow – Leicester Mercury
Kate Proctor – The Journal, Newcastle
Chae Strathie –Sunday Post

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR – sponsored by ASDA
Emma Clayton – Bradford Telegraph & Argus
Carolyn Hitt – Media Wales
Fred Leicester – Leicester Mercury
Allison Morris – The Irish News
Catriona Stewart – The Herald, Glasgow
Daniel Wainwright – Express & Star, Wolverhampton

WEEKLY SPORTS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Jon Colman – The Cumberland News
Danny Hall – The Star, Sheffield
Chris Harby – Melton Times
Andrew Jones – North Devon Journal
Eric Mackinnon – The Stornoway Gazette
George Thorpe – Packet Newspapers

DAILY/SUNDAY SPORTS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Paul Abbandonato – Media Wales
Phil Buckingham – Hull Daily Mail
Jon Colman – News & Star, Carlisle
Suzanne Geldard – Lancashire Telegraph
Mark Guidi – Sunday Post
Chris Wathan – Media Wales

WEEKLY REPORTER OF THE YEAR – sponsored by UK Power Networks
Louisa Clarence-Smith – Wimbledon Guardian
Phil Coleman – The Cumberland News
Gareth Davies – Croydon Advertiser
John Elworthy – Cambs Times
Antony Gedge – Cambrian News
Emma Hobley – Braintree and Witham Times

DAILY/SUNDAY REPORTER OF THE YEAR – sponsored by UK Power Networks
Jon Austin – The Echo, Basildon
Gordon Blackstock – Sunday Post
Allison Coggan – Hull Daily Mail
Patricia Devlin – Sunday Life
Patrick Knox – Southern Daily Echo
Mike Lockley – Birmingham Mail

WEEKLY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Richard Cave – Oxford Mail
Michael Gillen – The Falkirk Herald
Ian Longthorne – Baylis Media Ltd
Arwyn Parry-Jones- Cambrian News
Anita Ross-Marshall – Bucks Free Press
Christopher Whiteoak – Aldershot News & Mail

DAILY/SUNDAY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Denise Bradley – Eastern Daily Press
David Fleming – Oxford Mail
Cliff Hide – Oxford Mail
Paul Jacobs – The News, Portsmouth
Jon Lewis – Oxford Mail
Mike Sewell – Leicester Mercury

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Kathryn Clarke-Mcleod – Western Morning News
Sian David – Bath Chronicle
Annette Hudson – Eastern Daily Press
Gus Proctor – Dundee Courier and Advertiser
Le-Anne Reeves – Eastern Daily Press
Adam Walker – Media Wales

SUPPLEMENT OF THE YEAR
Celebrating 100 years – Sunday Post
Cumbria@40 – The Cumberland News
First World War – Dundee Courier and Advertiser
Great War 100 – Liverpool Echo
More – Leicester Mercury
The Yorkshire Post Magazine

FRONT PAGE OF THE YEAR – sponsored by ABC
‘Beyond Belief’ – Dundee Evening Telegraph
‘End of a dream’ – Edinburgh Evening News
‘Goodbye Big Man’ – Belfast Telegraph
‘Man is killed by train, then this happened’ – Brentwood Gazette
‘Phew, it’s over. A big thanks to…’ – Western Mail
‘We Will Remember Them’ – Dorset Echo

SCOOP OF THE YEAR
‘Beyond Belief’, Darren Hamilton – Dundee Evening Telegraph
‘Echo nabs £1million fraudster’, Jon Austin – The Echo, Basildon
‘H’Boro Insults Posted from Government Computers’, Oliver Duggan – Liverpool Echo
‘I’m glad dog ate my face’, Aasma Day, Lancashire Evening Post
‘Michaella: My Story’, Patricia Devlin – Sunday Life
‘This will really get up your nose’, Marc Meneaud – Sunday Post

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR – sponsored by ASDA
75-Year Cover-Up – Birmingham Mail
Greengate Memorial – Manchester Evening News
Harold Morgan Appeal – Media Wales
Keep Our Streets Free – News & Star, Carlisle
Loneliness: The Hidden Epidemic – The Yorkshire Post
Manchester Dogs Home – Manchester Evening News

WEBSITE OF THE YEAR – sponsored by JTI
Belfasttelegraph.co.uk
Birmingham Mail
edp24.co.uk
Kent Online
Liverpool Echo
P&J Online

THE DIGITAL AWARD – sponsored by JTI
Belfasttelegraph.co.uk
Birmingham Mail
Great North Run Million – Newcastle Evening Chronicle
Newsroom 3.1 – Trinity Mirror
Trinity Mirror Data Unit
Wales Online

WEEKLY NEWSPAPER (BELOW 20,000)
Bath Chronicle
Brentwood Gazette
Cambrian News
Keighley News
Kent Messenger
Macclesfield Express

WEEKLY NEWSPAPER (ABOVE 20,000)
Camden New Journal
Croydon Advertiser
Essex Chronicle
North Devon Journal
The Cumberland News
The Westmorland Gazette

DAILY/SUNDAY NEWSPAPER (BELOW 25,000)
Cambridge News
Dorset Echo
News & Star, Carlisle
Sunday Echo
The Journal, Newcastle
Western Mail

DAILY/SUNDAY NEWSPAPER (ABOVE 25,000)
Aberdeen Press and Journal
Birmingham Mail
Eastern Daily Press
Liverpool Echo
Sunday Life
The Irish News

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