Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Regional Press Awards 2009

(L-R) your humble blog host, editor Hannah, news editor Lawrence and chief sub Chris after collecting our 'Newspaper of the Year' award at the Regional Press Awards 2009, Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London. © Magnus Andersson

Man, this post is long overdue for a number of reasons, but mainly because none of us three nominated photographers at the paper won any of our categories. Bo-hoo, I know. To be honest, the winning photographers were very good, so we cant have any complaints there.

Nevertheless, it was the first time that any of us competed, so for all three staff photographers to be nominated is no mean feat, let alone something which I believe has never happened before in the history of South London Press. We date back to 1865, y'know.

In the end we only won one award for the paper, but it was the big one: Newspaper of the Year!

The judges said: "we wish we had a local paper like this, bright well written and subbed." And, ahem, nothing mentioned about the brilliant photography? Oh, well, there's always next year.

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