Society of Editors Regional Press Awards for 2017 winners

YOUNG JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR – sponsored by HoldTheFrontPage
Winner: Josh Parry, Liverpool Echo
Highly commended: Samantha Booth, Croydon Advertiser

BUSINESS AND FINANCE JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Foot Anstey
Winner: Alistair Houghton, Liverpool Echo
Highly commended: Kevin Scott, The Herald, Glasgow

SPECIALIST WRITER/ IMPACT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Winner: Jennifer Williams, Manchester Evening News
Highly commended: Paul Brackley, Cambridge Independent

FEATURE WRITER /LONG FORM JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Winner: Chris Osuh, Manchester Evening News
Highly commended: Peter Barron, The Northern Echo and Jennifer Williams, Manchester Evening News

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Asda
Winner: Carolyn Hitt, Western Mail
Highly commended: Bill Heine, Oxford Mail and Paul Kirkley, Cambridge Independent

WEEKLY SPORTS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Winner: Jon Colman, The Cumberland News
Highly commended: Chris Harby, Melton Times

DAILY/SUNDAY SPORTS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Winner: Cahair O’Kane, The Irish News
Highly commended: Neil Allen, The News, Portsmouth

SOCIAL MEDIA JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Winner: Brendan Hughes, The Irish News
Highly commended: David Pritchard, Oxford Mail

REPORTING COMMUNITIES AWARD
Winner: Sam Jackson, The Star, Sheffield
Highly commended: Mark Taylor, Cambridge Independent

WEEKLY REPORTER OF THE YEAR – sponsored by UK Power Networks
Winner: William McLennan, Camden New Journal
Highly commended: Charles Thomson, Yellow Advertiser

DAILY/SUNDAY REPORTER OF THE YEAR – sponsored by UK Power Networks
Winner: Jeanette Oldham, Birmingham Mail
Highly commended: Gordon Blackstock, Sunday Post and Marion Scott, Sunday Post

WEEKLY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Winner: Mark Williamson, Stratford-upon-Avon Herald
Highly commended: Michael Gillen, The Falkirk Herald

DAILY/SUNDAY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Winner: James Hardisty, The Yorkshire Post
Highly commended: Tim Thursfield, Express & Star, Wolverhampton

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Winner: Tracey Renowden, Western Morning News
Highly commended: Gary Beckwith, The Chronicle, Newcastle and David Lewins, Bristol Post

SUPPLEMENT OF THE YEAR
Winner: Weekend, Western Mail
Highly commended: The Spirit of Manchester, Manchester Evening News

FRONT PAGE OF THE YEAR
Winner: Massacre, Manchester Evening News
Highly commended: Devastation, The Mail

SCOOP OF THE YEAR
Winner: Jailed for 40 years, Liverpool Echo
Highly commended: 33 police officers say they were abused by disgraced force doctor, Eastern Daily Press and Uni boss to be paid £230k for 6 months’ research, Bath Chronicle

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Asda
Winner: #WeStandTogether, Manchester Evening News
Highly commended: Cleaner Coastlines, Weston, Worle and Somerset Mercury

MAKING A DIFFERENCE AWARD – organised by News Media Association
Winner:Sling the Mesh - Cambs Times

WEBSITE OF THE YEAR – sponsored by JTI
Winner: Manchester Evening News
Highly commended: The Yorkshire Post

SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM OF THE YEAR
Winner: Manchester Evening News
Highly commended: WalesOnline

DIGITAL INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Google
Winner: Archant Databank, Eastern Daily Press
Highly commended: Brummie Mummies, Birmingham Mail

THE OVERALL DIGITAL AWARD – sponsored by JTI
Winner: Eastern Daily Press
Highly commended: Manchester Evening News

INNOVATION AND INITIATIVE AWARD OF THE YEAR
Winner: Trinity Mirror Data Unit
Highly commended: The Bristol Cable

JOURNALISTS’ CHARITY AWARD – sponsored by Cision
Winner: Peter Sands

WEEKLY NEWSPAPER (BELOW 15,000)
Winner: Bucks Free Press
Highly commended: Cambridge Independent


WEEKLY NEWSPAPER (ABOVE 15,000)
Winner: Camden New Journal
Highly commended: The Cumberland News

DAILY/SUNDAY NEWSPAPER (BELOW 20,000) – sponsored by United Utilities
Winner: The Mail
Highly commended: South Wales Echo

DAILY/SUNDAY NEWSPAPER (ABOVE 20,000) – sponsored by United Utilities
Winner: Manchester Evening News
Highly commended: Sunday Post

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