It was gratifying to receive a nomination as Best Writer in this year’s O2 Media Awards Yorkshire, which take place next week (September 28) in Leeds.
My category looks like this:
Tony Earnshaw – The Yorkshire Post
Roberta Mothersdale – The Dalesman
Helen Mead – Bradford Telegraph & Argus
Ian McMillan – The Dalesman
Kevin Shoesmith – Hull Daily Mail
It’s a solid line-up with poet Ian McMillan, the Bard of Barnsley, being a particularly strong contender.
My old home The Yorkshire Post has a total of nine nominations, with Tony Johnson and James Hardisty both up for Image of the Year (Still photography), the YP investigations team up for Best Team, Rob Parsons and Rob Waugh up for News Reporter (Print), Rob Parsons up for Most Memorable (Print), Dave Craven as Sports Journalist, and then for Best Magazine and Best Newspaper (Daily).
And the Huddersfield Daily Examiner, for which I’ve been working as a freelance for the last year, is nominated as Best Newspaper (Daily) and for On-Line Journalism.
It will be good to catch up with colleagues old and new. I suspect it will be a boozy affair. I, of course, will behave impeccably…