Belfast Telegraph up for seven honours at awards
The Belfast Telegraph has been shortlisted in a host of categories at the prestigious Regional Press Awards.
The newspaper has received seven nominations at the event, which honours the very best journalism across the UK.
Claire McNeilly is shortlisted in the Feature Writer/Long Form Journalist of the Year category, while photographer Kevin Scott is shortlisted in the Daily/Sunday Photographer of the Year category.
John Laverty, the newspaper's Executive Editor, is in the running for Daily/Sunday Sports Journalist of the Year.
And Editor of the Belfast Telegraph Gail Walker is shortlisted in the Columnist of the Year category.
In addition, the Belfast Telegraph is shortlisted in the Newspaper of the Year category and its website is among the contenders for Digital Initiative of the Year
Plus, our 48-page Saturday magazine Weekend is shortlisted for Supplement of the Year.
Ms Walker said: "I'm delighted to see so many nominations across such a wide range of categories for our incredibly hard-working and talented team of journalists and photographers."
Meanwhile, Ciaran Barnes from our sister title Sunday Life is shortlisted as Daily/Sunday Reporter of the Year, while the Sunday Life is also nominated for Newspaper of the Year category.
The awards, which celebrate the best of British regional and local newspaper journalism in 2017 in print, online and any other news platform, will be handed out on May 18.
The gala event in London will be hosted by LBC radio presenter Nick Ferrari.
Chairman of the judges Paul Horrocks said: "The depth and wide-ranging subjects displayed in the entries this year was excellent."