The Regional Press Awards for 2015

Winners of the Regional Press Awards for 2015 were announced at an Oscars-style awards ceremony held over lunch on Friday 20 May 2016 at the Marriott Grosvenor Square, London. The Awards celebrated the best of British regional and local newspaper journalism in 2015. 

The awards celebrate regional and local journalism in print or as part of a corresponding digital platform and will include the Making a Difference ~ People’s Choice public vote organised by Local Media Works for Local Newspaper Week. The awards are made possible by the sponsorship of UK Power Networks and are supported by Foot Anstey, JTI, PCS, BT and are held in association with HoldTheFrontPage, the Press Association and the News Media Association.
Paul Horrocks, SoE President in 2007 and former editor of the Manchester Evening News once again chaired the judges.
Revenue generated by entry fees, table sales and sponsorship paid for the not-for-profit awards programme and help to support the Journalists’ Charity.
Society of Editors Executive Director, Bob Satchwell, said: “Regional newspapers in 2015 again demonstrated the terrific journalism they provide for their readers in terms of investigations, campaigns and good news stories that helped their readers and reflected the communities they serve.
“The awards identify and celebrate the top class achievements and best work of journalists and hundreds of newspapers across the country in print and on innovative digital platforms.
Lynne Anderson, Deputy Chief Executive at the News Media Association said: “Local media performs an essential democratic role in our society by holding authority to account and giving communities a powerful voice. The awards are an excellent platform for this important work to be recognised and celebrated.
“This year’s Making a Difference will highlight the unique ability of local papers to bring about positive change in the communities they serve through campaigning. I would encourage as many local papers as possible to put themselves forward for this award.”


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