20 Mar 15

South West of England Media Awards Launched

The EDF Energy South West of England Media Awards 2015 have launched and are open for entry.

Held in association with HoldtheFrontPage.co.uk, the awards honour the best in journalism across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

Free-to-enter, individual award winners will each receive a cheque for £100, certificate and trophy, with all those shortlisted invited to an awards ceremony in July.

Only material published between 19 March 2014 and 18 March 2015 will be eligible for the awards. The deadline for entries is 5pm, Friday 1 May 2015.

Click here to read the entry guidelines and download and complete the entry form here.

Completed entry forms, along with three samples of work, attached as files, should be sent to entries@edfenergyawards.com.

Entrants can submit work for as many categories as they wish but each entry must be accompanied by a separate entry form and approved by their editor or senior editorial executive.

If you have any questions or queries about the awards, email entries@edfenergyawards.com.

The South West of England media awards in July will mark the end of EDF Energy’s 11 year sponsorship of the awards, which cover London and the South, the East of England and South West regions.

HoldtheFrontPage, which co-founded the awards with EDF Energy in 2004, will now be seeking new sponsorship to enable them to continue.

Publisher Paul Linford said: “We, along with the whole journalistic community of the London, South East, South West and East of England regions, are hugely grateful to EDF Energy for their sponsorship of the awards over the past 11 years.

“These awards have a big place in the hearts of journalists in their respective regions and we will do all we can to ensure they continue to do so.”The full list of award categories is:

  • Print Journalist of the Year (Daily)
  • Print Journalist of the Year (Weekly)
  • Radio Journalist of the Year
  • Television Journalist of the Year
  • Newcomer of the Year
  • Feature Writer of the Year
  • News Photographer of the Year
  • Designer of the Year
  • Sports Journalist of the Yea
  • Digital Journalist of the Year
  • Specialist Journalist of the Year
  • Columnist of the Year
  • Daily Newspaper of the Year
  • Weekly Newspaper of the Year (Paid-for)
  • Weekly Newspaper of the Year (Free)
  • Radio News/Current Affairs Programme of the Year
  • Television News/Current Affairs Programme of the Year
  • Website of the Year
  • Front Page of the Year
  • Community Campaign of the Year

For more information contact:

EDF Energy Media
Media Relations Team
01452 652233

EDF Energy in the South West

In the South West EDF Energy employs around 4,000 people across three key sites; at Hinkley Point in Somerset, at Barnwood, near Gloucester, and at Exeter. We operate Hinkley Point B power station, which employs around 550 staff and 220 contract partners. A new nuclear power station, capable of supplying around 5 million homes, is planned at Hinkley Point, subject to a final investment decision. We have an operational support centre at Barnwood, while Exeter is home to one of EDF Energy’s three UK-based call centres. As well as currently generating enough power for some 1.5 million homes in this region, EDF Energy also provides gas and electricity to 610,000 customers with over 20% of those opting for one of the company’s Blue+ products backed by low-carbon generation. We make sure we buy enough electricity generated from a low-carbon nuclear source to match every unit of electricity we estimate our Blue customers use. EDF Energy is proud to power some of the largest companies in the UK, including sites for the Ministry of Defence, Tesco Stores Limited, Morrisons and Everything Everywhere, right here in the South West.