Four nominations for Edinburgh Evening News on Regional Press Awards shortlist

THE Edinburgh Evening News has been nominated four times in this year’s awards competition celebrating the best of the regional Press.

In the UK-wide Society of Editors’ Regional Press Awards, the Edinburgh title is shortlisted twice in the Designer of the Year category, once in Scoop of the Year and once in Front Page of the Year.

Battling it out in the designer category is Mark Fearn and David Hamburgh, while Gina Davidson has been shortlisted in the scoop one. The Front Page ‘nod’ is for ‘Revenge of the Trams’.

The Falkirk Herald is, meanwhile, celebrating two nominations: for Michael Gillen (Weekly Photographer of the Year) and Jill Buchanan (Weekly Reporter of the Year).

The Inverness Courier is nominated in the Newspaper of the Year (below 20,000) category, while Dundee’s Evening Telegraph and Aberdeen’s Press and Journal are nominated in the ‘below 25,000′ and ‘above 25,000′ categories, respectively.

Shetland News gets nominated in the Website of the Year title, while Eric MacKinnon, of the Stornoway Gazette, is a contender as Weekly Sports Journalist of the Year.

Completing the Scots complement are The Herald’s Simon Bain (Business and Finance Journalist of the Year), Ian Rutherford, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday (Daily/Sunday Photographer of the Year) and the Evening Express’s Jennifer McKiernan (Specialist Writer of the Year).

The awards ceremony is taking place on the 17th of next month.

The shortlist reads:

Young Journalist of the Year

Rachael Burnett – Dorset Echo

Bill Gardner – The Argus

Jacqueline McMillan – The Echo, Basildon

Sam Morris – Lincolnshire Echo

Richard Wheatstone – Manchester Evening News

Business and Finance Journalist of the Year

Simon Bain – The Herald

Alistair Houghton – Liverpool Daily Post

Robin Johnson – Derby Telegraph

Catherine Lea – Hull Daily Mail

Les Reid – Coventry Telegraph

Specialist Writer of the Year

Melanie Adams – Southern Daily Echo

Jon Austin – The Echo, Basildon

Ciaran Barnes – Sunday Life

Jennifer McKiernan – Evening Express

Jeanette Oldham – Birmingham Mail

Feature Writer of the Year

Gareth Davies – Croydon Advertiser

Emma Higginbotham – Cambridge News

Richard Osley – Camden New Journal

Kate Proctor – The Journal, Newcastle

Paddy Shennan – Liverpool Echo

Columnist of the Year

Carolyn Hitt – Western Mail

Paul Kirkley – Cambridge News

Fred Leicester – Leicester Mercury

Mike Lockley – Sunday Mercury

Les Reid – Coventry Telegraph

Weekly Sports Journalist of the Year

Jon Colman – The Cumberland News

Chris Harby – Melton Times

Amanda Little – The Cumberland News

Eric Mackinnon – Stornoway Gazette

David Powell – North Devon Journal

Daily/Sunday Sports Journalist of the Year

John Gibson – Newcastle Evening Chronicle

Amanda Little – Carlisle News and Star

Stevie Roden – Nottingham Post

Simon Walter – Southern Daily Echo

Scott Wilson – The Northern Echo

Weekly Reporter of the Year

Jill Buchanan – The Falkirk Herald

David Churchill – Croydon Advertiser

Gareth Davies – Croydon Advertiser

Claire Smyth – Western Gazette

Mark Williams– Lincolnshire Echo

Daily/Sunday Reporter of the Year

David Bartlett – Liverpool Echo

Les Reid – Coventry Telegraph

Martin Shipton – Media Wales

Kevin Shoesmith – Hull Daily Mail

Rob Waugh – Yorkshire Post

Weekly Photographer of the Year

Anna Draper – Lincolnshire Echo

Stephen Garnett – Craven Herald

Michael Gillen – The Falkirk Herald

Isabel Infantes – The Docklands & East London Advertiser

Joe Lord – The Docklands and East London Advertiser, The Ilford Recorder

Daily/Sunday Photographer of the Year

Robert Binder – Lancashire Telegraph

Frank Dwyer – The Press, York

Kate Lowe – Derby Telegraph

Ian Rutherford – The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday

Mike Sewell – Leicester Mercury

Designer of the Year

Ian Bond – Hull Daily Mail

Mark Fearn – Edinburgh Evening News

David Hamburgh – Edinburgh Evening News

David Lewins – Bristol Evening Post

Marc White – Media Wales

Supplement of the Year

More Magazine – Leicester Mercury

Titanic – Belfast Telegraph

The Weekend – Bristol Evening Post

Weekend – Belfast Telegraph

When London Called – Eastern Daily Press

Front Page of the Year

Etched On Her Flesh- Derby Telegraph

Revenge of the Trams – Edinburgh Evening News

96 Reasons For The Truth – Liverpool Echo

We Are With You – Manchester Evening News

Merv’s Boots – Western Mail

Scoop of the Year

Melanie Adams – Southern Daily Echo

Jon Austin – The Echo, Basildon

Gina Davidson – Edinburgh Evening News

Seanin Graham – Irish News

Jennifer Williams – Manchester Evening News

Campaign of the Year

Cassie’s Law – Colchester Daily Gazette

Coventry surgery campaign – Coventry Telegraph

Hillsborough – Liverpool Echo

5 Tons of Tins – Nottingham Post

Council highways contract expose – Wirral Globe

Website of the Year

Cambridge News

Digital Trinity Mirror – Western Mail

Liverpool Post and Echo Digital team

Manchester Evening News

Shetland News

Wales Online, Media Wales

The Digital Award

Daily Post, Wales

Anna Lukala – The Echo, Basildon

Express & Star – Express & Star, Wolverhampton

The PinkUn­ – Norwich Evening News

The Wales Online Datastore – Media Wales

Weekly Newspaper (Below 20,000)

Brentwood Gazette

Bucks Free Press

The Cornishman

Kent Messenger

The Inverness Courier

Weekly Newspaper (Above 20,000)

Cambrian News

Camden New Journal

The Cumberland News

Lincolnshire Echo

Westmorland Gazette

Daily/Sunday Newspaper (Below 25,000)

Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Dorset Echo

Dundee Evening Telegraph

South Wales Argus

Wales on Sunday

Daily/Sunday Newspaper (Above 25,000)

Aberdeen Press and Journal

Express and Star Wolverhampton

Liverpool Echo

Manchester Evening News

Sunday Life