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And the winners are...

July, 2015

The inaugural Kent Press & Broadcast Awards were a resounding success, now the trophies have been presented Kent PR agency Maxim can reveal the winners.

Launched in November last year and organised by Maxim, the awards attracted almost 150 entries from 100 individuals from the newspaper, magazine, broadcast and digital sectors.

An independent panel of judges, all with Kent connections and made up of Susie Boniface, aka Fleet Street Fox; Haymarket’s Patrick Fuller; journalist and lecturer Dr Sarah Lonsdale; and award-winning TV producer Martyn Gregory, chose the winners.

“Our judges had a tough job, because of both the sheer number of entries and the high quality evident across the board,” said Philip Jones of Maxim.

“The ceremony was a wonderful celebration of all that is good about local journalism in Kent and we offer our congratulations to all the winners and finalists.”

The awards ceremony, hosted by broadcaster, journalist and Kent resident Peter Sissons, was held on Friday, July 3, at the Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury.

The winners are:

Kent Young Journalist of the Year, sponsored by East Kent College
Winner: Vicky Castle, Kentish Express
Highly commended: Amy-Clare Martin, Kent & Sussex Courier

Best use of Social Media, sponsored by Cripps
Winner: Sean-Paul Doran, Kent & Sussex Courier
Highly commended: insideKENT

Campaign of the Year, sponsored by Digitom Ltd
Winner: Kent & Sussex Courier – Save Crowborough Birthing Centre
Highly commended: Kentish Gazette – Think Again

Newspaper/Magazine Design(er) of the Year, sponsored by ifour
Winner (Newspaper): Ashley Austen, KM Group
Winner (Magazine): WOW magazine

Press Photographer of the Year, sponsored by P&O Ferries
Winner: Andy Jones, Folkestone Herald/Dover Express
Highly commended: Matthew Walker, KM Group/freelance

Kent Feature Journalist of the Year, sponsored by Chapel Down
Winner: Nashreen Issa, ITV Meridian
Highly commended: Hayley Robinson, Sittingbourne Messenger

Kent Sports Journalist of the Year, supported by Kent Cricket
Winner (TV): Neil Bell, BBC South East
Winner (Print): Steve Tervet, KM Group

Kent Broadcast Journalist of the Year, sponsored by FSB Kent & Medway
Winner: Colin Campbell, BBC South East
Highly commended: Rebecca Williams, BBC South East

Online News Service of the Year, sponsored by Barretts Motor Group
Winner: Kent Online
Highly commended: ITV Meridian

Kent Magazine of the Year, sponsored by Safer Kent
Winner: Kent Life
Highly commended: WOW magazine

Kent Newspaper of the Year, sponsored by Southeastern
Winner: Dover Express
Highly Commended: Kent Messenger

Kent Journalist of the Year, sponsored by Port of Dover
Winner: Colin Campbell, BBC South East
Highly commended: Chris Pragnell, Kentish Gazette

Rachel Knight - Account Director

Rachel Knight

Maxim / Account Director

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