Regional Press Awards for 2016 Winners

Announced May 19 2017


Journalists’ Charity Award - sponsored by Gorkana

Sir Ray Tindle

Chairman, Tindle Newspapers
 



 

 

Young Journalist of the Year - sponsored by HoldTheFrontPage

Hannah Somerville

Oxford Mail
 
Pure Greed  Pure Greed
The Bucks Stop Here  The Bucks Stop Here
How Could This Happen  How Could This Happen?
 

 

Highly commended: Jack Maguire, Jersey Evening Post

Business & Finance Journalist - sponsored by Foot Anstey

Robin Johnson

Derby Telegraph
 
Bulldog spirit  Bulldog spirit
Thanks a billion  Thanks a billion
The big DE1 homes boost  The big DE1 homes boost
 

 

Highly commended: Les Reid, Coventry Observer

Environment Journalist of the Year - sponsored by United Utilities

Alex Kirby

Cambridge Independent
 
Fishing gear threat facing the poster boys of the sea  Fishing gear threat facing the poster boys of the sea
The discovery that could help save our crops amid climate change  The discovery that could help save our crops amid climate change
Ocean warming: the greatest hidden challenge of our generation?  Ocean warming: the greatest hidden challenge of our generation?
 

 

Highly commended: Pete Hughes, Oxford Mail

Specialist Writer of the Year

Jennifer Williams

Manchester Evening News
 
Hospitals where babies and mums died of neglect  Hospitals where babies and mums died of neglect
Can we cope with so many asylum seekers  Can we cope with so many asylum seekers?
The walls coming down  The wall's coming down
 

 

Highly commended: Aasma Day, Lancashire Evening Post

Science and Education Journalist of the Year - sponsored by IP Group

Martin George

Eastern Daily Press
 
Academies are under pressure from many sides  Academies are under pressure from many sides
Huge rise in explusions  Huge rise in explusions
Freedom of information victory lifts veil of academy secrecy  Freedom of information victory lifts veil of academy secrecy
 

 

Highly commended: Luke Sproule, Oxford Mail

Feature Writer of the Year

Sarah Freeman

The Yorkshire Post
 
Girl with a tin bath for two  Girl with a tin bath for two
Journey from sab to saddle  Journey from sab to saddle
A great sea of humanity  A great sea of humanity
 

 

Highly commended: Aasma Day, Lancashire Evening Post
Highly commended: Louis Emanuel, Bristol24/7

Columnist of the Year - sponsored by Asda

Allison Morris

The Irish News
 
Abusive Husbands donAbusive husbands don’t deserve understanding
One hero saved a life, another gave his own  One hero saved a life, another gave his own
Michaella McCollum is no Pablo Escobar  Michaella McCollum is no Pablo Escobar
 

 

Highly commended: Robert Campbell, Western Daily Press

Weekly Sports Journalist of the Year

Jon Colman

The Cumberland News
 
Hes AliveHe's Alive
All I want to do is make Sally proud  All I want to do is make Sally proud
The floods in a weird way, sold Carlisle to us  The floods in a weird way, sold Carlisle to us
 

 

Highly commended: Mark Taylor, Cambridge Independent

Daily/Sunday Sports Journalist of the Year

Neil Loughran

The Irish News
 
Ruairi Dalton feature  Ruairi Dalton feature
Nicolas Cruz Hernandez feature  Nicolas Cruz Hernandez feature
Peter Withnell feature (ran over two days)  Peter Withnell feature (ran over two days)
 

 

Highly commended: James Sharpe, Leicester Mercury

Weekly Reporter of the Year – sponsored by UK Power Networks

Emma Youle

Archant Investigations Unit
 
The Fugitive  The Fugitive
Decomposing body discovered at hotel  Decomposing body discovered at hotel
Offshore owners  Offshore owners' £2.5bn gold rush
 

 

Highly commended: Charles Thomson, Yellow Advertiser

Daily/Sunday Reporter of the Year – sponsored by UK Power Networks

Ali Gordon

Sunday Life
 
Unmasked ISIS Terror Queen  Unmasked: ISIS Terror Queen
Suspect Spa Break Sickens Family  Suspect's Spa Break Sickens Family
Jackie Had My Son Killed  Jackie Had My Son Killed
 

 

Highly commended: Isaac Crowson, Derby Telegraph

Weekly Photographer of the Year

Sonya Duncan

Diss Mercury
 
 
Can you say cheese  Can you say cheese
On your marks get set...  On your marks get set...
 

 

Highly commended: Michael Gillen, The Falkirk Herald

Daily/Sunday Photographer of the Year

Tony Johnson

The Yorkshire Post
 
 
Vote Leave  Vote Leave
Holocaust Survivor  Holocaust Survivor
Fell Runners  Fell Runners
 

 

Highly commended: Andrew Cawley, Sunday Post
Highly commended: Simon Hulme, The Yorkshire Post

Designer of the Year

Kathryn Clarke-Mcleod

Western Morning News
 
Fashion that will blow you away  Fashion that will blow you away
The Anatomy of a Perfect Shoe  The Anatomy of a Perfect Shoe
Blonde Ambition  Blonde Ambition
 

 

Highly commended: Ian Bond, Hull Daily Mail
Highly commended: David Lewins, Bristol Post

Supplement of the Year

Week End Magazine

Western Mail
 
 

 

Highly commended: The 96: In the words of their families, Liverpool Echo

The Digital Award - sponsored by JTI

aberfan.walesonline.co.uk, WalesOnline

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Highly commended: yoppul.co.uk, Isle of Wight County Press

Website of the Year - sponsored by JTI

www.walesonline.co.uk

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Highly commended: www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk

Front Page of the Year

Held by her hero

Derry News
 
 

 

Highly commended: 9.13am, Western Mail
Highly commended: Our Jo, Yorkshire Evening Post

Scoop of the Year – sponsored by Google

Horrors of Aston Hall, Isaac Crowson

Derby Telegraph
 
How many more are there  How many more are there?
Horrors of Aston Hall  Horrors of Aston Hall
NHS No reason to doubt claims made by Aston Hall victims  NHS: No reason to doubt claims made by Aston Hall victims
 

 

Highly commended: Pennine Acute: The Shocking Trust, Jennifer Williams, Manchester Evening News
Highly commended: Unmasked: Isis Terror Queen, Ali Gordon, Sunday Life

Campaign of the Year – sponsored by Asda

Birmingham Pub Bombing

Birmingham Mail
 
Time For The Truth  Time For The Truth
Pub Bomb Inquests To Be Resumed  Pub Bomb Inquests To Be Resumed
How Can This Be Justice  How Can This Be Justice
 

 

Highly commended: The Horrors of Aston Hall Hospital, Derby Telegraph

People's Choice Making a Difference Award

CN Group Titles for their Save Our Services campaign

Weekly Newspaper below 15,000

Cambridge Independent
 
 
Risk to Duxford air shows  Risk to Duxford air shows
Why I gave it all up to fight ISIS  Why I gave it all up to fight ISIS
£10,000 Wintercomfort Christmas Appeal  £10,000 Wintercomfort Christmas Appeal
 

 

Highly commended: The Oxford Times

Weekly Newspaper above 15,000

The Cumberland News
 
 
They are making me out to be an animal  They're making me out to be an animal - but I didn't kill my son
700 families still can700 families still can’t return home
More patients, few beds, staff shortages  More patients, few beds, staff shortages
 

 

Highly commended: Kent Messenger

Daily/Sunday Newspaper below 20,000

Derby Telegraph
 
 
Horrors of Aston Hall  Horrors of Aston Hall
Rams boss suspended  Rams boss suspended
Murder linked to M1 horror  Murder linked to M1 horror
 

 

Highly commended: Western Mail

Daily/Sunday Newspaper above 20,000

Sunday Life
 
 
He died in my arms  He died in my arms
Unmasked ISIS Terror Queen  Unmasked ISIS Terror Queen
Beast on the bumper cars  Beast on the bumper cars
 

 

Highly commended: Eastern Daily Press
Highly commended: Sunday Post

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