The new Society of Editors Regional Press Awards is now open for entries.
Entries cost £25 (plus VAT) and the closing date is 8 March. An awards dinner is due to be held on 11 May.
The new event has come about after the rights to the Regional Press Awards (organised for many years by Press Gazette) were retained by our previous owner Wilmington, which opted not to continue holding the event. Last year the NUJ organised its own Regional Press Awards event.
It is not yet clear whether the NUJ will be holding its event this year (which last year was free to enter). But it looks unlikely after the Newspaper Society said its members had agreed not to enter any competing events.
It’s great news that the Society of Editors has managed to ensure that a national event celebrating the best of UK regional newspaper jourrnalism will continue. And it all helps a good cause as any profits from the Society of Editors Regional Press Awards will go to the Journalists’ Charity.