Entries open Friday for the Society of Editors Regional Press Awards - Press Gazette

Entries open Friday for the Society of Editors Regional Press Awards

Entries open on Friday for the Society of Editors Regional Press Awards.

Full details in the announcement below:

Entries for the Society of Editors' Regional Press Awards for 2013 open on Friday February 7 and submissions can be made until March 7 and the best of British regional and local newspaper journalism will be honoured again at a lunchtime awards ceremony in London on 16 May.

Held in association with HoldTheFrontPage and the Press Association the Society of Editors, which has been supported by Camelot since 2001, organises the awards in conjunction with the Newspaper Society on behalf of the industry.

The awards will celebrate regional and local journalism in print and on corresponding digital platforms.
Digital awards have been increased to three with the addition of a Blog of the Year category.

Registration and entries for the awards will open on Friday 7 February and entries can be submitted until the deadline on Friday 7 March 2014. Early registration and entries are encouraged so that any issues can be attended to in advance of the deadline. Entry fees have been held at last year's rates.
Shortlists will be published in mid-April with the awards ceremony and celebratory lunch taking place at the London Lancaster hotel on Friday 16 May 2014. The Newspaper Society’s AGM will also take place at the same venue on the same date.

Full details of the awards and guidance on how to register and enter can be seen at www.regionalpressawards.org.uk <http://www.regionalpressawards.org.uk> .
Paul Horrocks, SoE President in 2007 and former editor of the Manchester Evening News will again head the panel of distinguished independent judges recruited for their expertise and experience.
Revenue generated by entry fees, table sales and sponsorship help to pay for the not-for-profit awards programme that also helps to support the Journalists’ Charity.

Society of Editors Executive director, Bob Satchwell, said: “Once again we are delighted to be hosting the main awards ceremony honouring the diverse array of regional and local newspaper journalism that is so highly regarded up and down the the UK.
“Last year’s entries showed, yet again, the value that regional and local newspapers bring to their communities and we look forward to reading the amazing range of campaigns, investigations and quality journalism that makes so much difference to the lives of their readers.”

The Society of Editors represents more than 400 members in national, regional and local newspapers, magazines, broadcasting, digital media, media law and journalism education and campaigns for media freedom, freedom of expression and the public’s right to know.

For further information or comment please contact Bob Satchwell on 01223 304080.