Regional Press Awards for 2015: Full list of finalists

Shortlists for the Society of Editors Regional Press Awards for 2015 have been announced with the winners to be revealed at the awards lunch in London on 20 May 2016.

YOUNG JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Rob Golledge, Express & Star, Wolverhampton
  • Ali Gordon, Sunday Life
  • Henry Holloway, The Argus, Brighton
  • Sophie Madden, Shropshire Star
  • Matt Oliver, Oxford Mail
  • Sophie Prideaux, Bristol Post

BUSINESS AND FINANCE JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Simon Bain, The Herald, Glasgow
  • Graeme Brown, Birmingham Post
  • Robin Johnson, Derby Telegraph
  • Mark Latham, Sunday Herald, Glasgow
  • Gary McDonald, The Irish News
  • Simon Penfold, Express & Star, Wolverhampton.

SPECIALIST WRITER OF THE YEAR

  • Janet Boyle, Sunday Post
  • Allison Coggan, Hull Daily Mail
  • Aasma Day, Lancashire Evening Post
  • Martin George, Eastern Daily Press
  • Jeanette Oldham, Birmingham Mail
  • Charles Thomson, Yellow Advertiser.

FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR

  • Zoe Chamberlain, Birmingham Mail
  • Phil Coleman, The Cumberland News
  • Mike Lockley, Sunday Mercury
  • Lee Marlow, Leicester Mercury
  • Chae Strathie, Sunday Post
  • Graeme Whitfield, The Journal, Newcastle.

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR

  • Emma Higginbotham, Cambridge News
  • Carolyn Hitt, Western Mail
  • Fred Leicester, Leicester Mercury
  • Allison Morris – The Irish News
  • Catriona Stewart, The Herald, Glasgow
  • Ericka Waller, The Argus, Brighton

WEEKLY SPORTS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Jon Colman, The Cumberland News
  • Dave Evans, Newham Recorder
  • Chris Harby, Melton Times
  • Andrew Jones, North Devon Journal
  • Eric Mackinnon, The Stornoway Gazette
  • Les Reid, Coventry Observer.

DAILY/SUNDAY SPORTS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Jon Colman, News & Star, Carlisle
  • Suzanne Geldard, Lancashire Telegraph
  • Danny Hall, Sheffield Star
  • Carolyn Hitt, Western Mail
  • James Pearce, Liverpool Echo
  • James Sharpe, Leicester Mercury.

WEEKLY REPORTER OF THE YEAR – sponsored by UK Power Networks

  • Karen Britton, Macclesfield Express
  • Gareth Davies, Croydon Advertiser
  • Ruby Kitchen, Harrogate Advertiser
  • William McLennan, Camden New Journal
  • Les Reid, Coventry Observer
  • Emma Youle, Archant Investigations Unit.

DAILY/SUNDAY REPORTER OF THE YEAR – sponsored by UK Power Networks

  • Ciaran Barnes, Sunday Life
  • Sophie Doughty, Newcastle Evening Chronicle
  • Rob Golledge, Express & Star, Wolverhampton
  • Jeanette Oldham, Birmingham Mail
  • Lindsay Pantry, Yorkshire Post
  • Jon Vale, Cambridge News.

WEEKLY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

  • Gary Browne, Kent Messenger
  • Richard Cave, Oxford Times
  • Michael Gillen, The Falkirk Herald
  • Ian Longthorne, Windsor Express
  • Stuart Walker, The Cumberland News
  • Mark Williamson, Stratford-upon-Avon Herald.

DAILY/SUNDAY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

  • Rob Browne, Media Wales
  • Jonathan Gawthorpe, Yorkshire Evening Post
  • Jon Lewis, Oxford Mail
  • Rob Lock, Lancashire Evening Post
  • Stuart Martin, Southern Daily Echo
  • Kris Miller, The Courier, Dundee.

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

  • Matthew Chambers, Eastern Daily Press
  • Kathryn Clarke-Mcleod, Western Morning News
  • Sian David, Bath Chronicle
  • David Lewins, Bristol Post
  • Sarah Roberts, Eastern Daily Press
  • Adam Walker, Media Wales.

SUPPLEMENT OF THE YEAR

  • GL Weekend, Gloucestershire Echo
  • Long To Reign Over Us, Eastern Daily Press
  • Scotland’s 100 Iconic Moments, Sunday Post
  • Spirit of Cumbria, The Cumberland News
  • The Way We Were, The Sentinel
  • Weekend, Bristol Post.

FRONT PAGE OF THE YEAR

  • A City Mourns, Bath Chronicle
  • Decency 1 Hatred 0, Newcastle Evening Chronicle
  • Deluged…but defiant, The Cumberland News
  • ‘Indefensible’, Yorkshire Evening Post
  • Nature’s Fury, North-West Evening Mail
  • Thanks Andy, West Briton.

SCOOP OF THE YEAR

  • £7m Scandal – the secret tapes, Brendan Hughes and Susan Thompson, The Irish News
  • Cameron Feels The Heat Over Austerity, Matt Oliver, Oxford Mail
  • Fat Cat Charity Bosses in Tax Dodge, Gordon Blackstock, Sunday Post
  • North Sea Gets £1bn vote of confidence, Rita Brown, The Press and Journal, Aberdeen
  • Shameful, Sophie Doughty, Newcastle Evening Chronicle
  • Train of Shame, Ben Leo, The Argus, Brighton.

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

  • Fight the Cuts, The Cumberland News
  • Kids in Crisis, Hull Daily Mail
  • One in Eight, Hereford Times
  • Pay up Now, Camden New Journal
  • Spirit of Cumbria, The Cumberland News
  • #savebetsibabies, Daily Post, Wales.

WEBSITE OF THE YEAR – sponsored by JTI

THE DIGITAL AWARD – sponsored by JTI

  • Boxing Day Floods liveblog, Manchester Evening News
  • Hillsborough Inquests, Liverpool Echo
  • Pink Un Interactive, Eastern Daily Press
  • Rugby World Cup, Wales Online
  • Trinity Mirror Data Unit, Trinity Mirror
  • Use of social media, Manchester Evening News.

WEEKLY NEWSPAPER (BELOW 20,000)

  • Essex Chronicle
  • Kentish Gazette
  • Macclesfield Express
  • Newbury Weekly News
  • The Cumberland News
  • The Scarborough News.

WEEKLY NEWSPAPER (ABOVE 20,000)

  • Camden New Journal
  • Isle of Wight County Press
  • Kent Messenger
  • Rotherham Advertiser
  • The Westmorland Gazette
  • West Briton.

DAILY/SUNDAY NEWSPAPER (BELOW 20,000)

  • Bradford Telegraph & Argus
  • Cambridge News
  • News & Star, Carlisle
  • Sunday Mercury
  • The Argus, Brighton
  • The Press, York.

DAILY/SUNDAY NEWSPAPER (ABOVE 20,000)

  • Aberdeen Press & Journal
  • Express & Star, Wolverhampton
  • Hull Daily Mail
  • Southern Daily Echo
  • The Courier, Dundee
  • Yorkshire Post.

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