The emotional standing ovation journalists gave to Huddersfield Examiner journalist Adrian Sudbury when he was announced the winner of the new Multimedia Journalist of the Year category at the Regional Press Awards is among the videos from Friday’s ceremony now available on the Regional Press Awards website.
Sudbury, who has terminal cancer and has been campaigning for sixth-from students to receive a compulsory lesson about donating organs, blood and bone-marrow, could not be at the ceremony at the Lancaster Hotel Hotel on Friday afternoon and sent a video message instead. His parents collected the award on his behalf.
Writing on Baldy’s Blog, the site he has been running to chronicle his battle against the illness for th past two years, Sudbury later dedicated the award to his sister.
The full list of winners can be found on the Press Gazette website.