Entries Open for Scottish Press Awards

The call has gone out for entries to the Scottish Press Awards, now in their 32nd year.

Organised by the Scottish Newspaper Society, the awards comprise 21 categories, including Scoop of the Year, Journalist Team of the Year and New Media Journalist of the Year. Journalists and photographers working for newspapers, magazines and news websites based in Scotland, plus Scotland-based journalists and photographers writing exclusively on Scottish affairs for non-Scottish titles, are all eligible to enter.

Entries must have been published between January 1 and 31 December 31 this year and the closing date for submissions is the 19th of next month.

Topping the winners' list at the most recent awards ceremony was Reporter of the Year Lucy Adams of The Herald. Renowned political journalist, Tom Brown, formerly of the Daily Record, received a Lifetime Achievement Award.

In a statement issued by the SNS, the chair of its editors' committee, Scotsman editor, John McLellan, is quoted, as saying: “With a general election, the Steven Purcell affair, the Tommy Sheridan trial and the Winter weather chaos, 2010 has been a packed year for Scottish news and, despite extremely difficult times within the industry, the quality of journalism has remained remarkably high. I have no doubt the judging panel will have as difficult a job on their hands as ever to separate the contenders.”

The awards ceremony will be held at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow on April 21. Tickets are priced at £100 for individuals or £1000 for a table of 10. 

For more information, visit www.scottishpressawards.co.uk.

Sponsors of the event include Royal Mail, BAE Systems, Clydesdale Bank, Diageo, 3×1 Public Relations, Grand Central Hotel Glasgow and Event Consultants Scotland.

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