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Belfast Telegraph's Weekend magazine scoops top UK industry award

By David Young

Published 29/04/2016

Heather Byrne of the Belfast Telegraph with the award for Weekend Magazine, Alex Evans, managing director of Precision Colour Printing (left) and comedian Alan Davies
Heather Byrne of the Belfast Telegraph with the award for Weekend Magazine, Alex Evans, managing director of Precision Colour Printing (left) and comedian Alan Davies

The Belfast Telegraph's brilliant Weekend magazine has lifted a national UK publishing award.

Every Saturday, our super 56-page supplement delivers readers an unrivalled package of Northern Ireland-focused features, top photography, big celebrity interviews and lifestyle stories.

We think it's great - and so did the judges at this week's News Awards 2016, a gala industry event.

They named Weekend the Regional Supplement Magazine of the Year, and praised the quality of the supplement's production and content.

The magazine's Design Editor Heather Byrne was on hand at London's glitzy Lancaster Hotel to accept the accolade, presented to her by top comic and actor Alan Davies.

"The judges were very impressed by the calibre of the design, layout, photography and content of Weekend," said Heather.

"We always try to give the supplement a stylish, approachable look - and the judges liked that, commenting on the strong images and the close teamwork between designers, journalists and photographers.

"They also liked the high production standards, top quality printing, and the sparky mix of regional and national content.

"It's a good feeling to have this kind of UK-level endorsement of your work."

In reader surveys, our Weekend supplement repeatedly gets a 100% approval rating, with readers loving the fact that they are getting engaging Northern Ireland stories, features and pictures in a bright, fresh, easy-to-read format worthy of any national newspaper.

Belfast Telegraph Editor Gail Walker paid tribute to the quality of the Weekend team's work, saying: "This is a great accolade for the dedicated, talented team who put Weekend together - a richly deserved recognition of their hard work and creativity."

Check out your copy of our award-winning Weekend supplement in tomorrow's Belfast Telegraph!

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