The Yorker celebrates annual awards at the Hilton
On Friday, June 22, members from all sections of The Yorker joined together for a gathering at the Hilton Hotel and received the eagerly anticipated results of “The Yorker Awards.
The journalism awards were judged by York Press Editor Steve Hughes, as well as The Yorker's Aimee Howarth (Editor), Lizzy Pennock (Deputy Editor), and Stef Neylon (Chief Operation Director).
Alan Belmore (Financial Director) and Jason Rose (Marketing Director) judged the business awards.
Editor Aimee Howarth, also winner of “News Reporter of the Year”, stated: “Our Yorker Awards event proved a huge success and was a fantastic end to what has been one of our most successful years ever.
"All our members put in an incredible amount of hard work and commitment and I am so proud of everyone.
"The awards celebrate the people who have done that little bit extra and we had some truly amazing candidates. It was so hard to choose the winners because the standard was so high.
"It was also fantastic to include The York Press in the judging of the awards as we are really developing our links with them and offering great journalism experience and opportunities to our members."
James Tompkinson, Sports Editor and winner of “Section Editor of the Year” was extremely pleased with both his award and the growing success of the Yorker, saying: “I’m really happy to win Section Editor of the Year but the sheer amount of awards and fantastic nominees for every prize shows just how much The Yorker has grown over the last year – bring on 2012/3!”
The Yorker would like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved in the awards – the event couldn’t have happened without people’s continuing commitment to the media outlet.
The results are as follows:
News reporter of the Year (judged by York Press): Aimee Howarth
Sports writer of the Year: Nick Wright
Comment writer of the Year (not including politics or satire section): Sofie-Eliza Price
Politics writer of the Year: Ben Bland
Lifestyle Writer of the Year: Jess Astbury
Satire Writer of the Year: Gillian Love
Arts Writer of the Year (x2): Catherine Munn and Lucie Vincer
Photographer of the Year: Emily Jasmin Decoussemaeker
Story of the Year (judged by York Press): Fetish Society aims for YUSU ratification
Most read article of the Year: A difficult subject: why Invisible Children is the wrong charity by Michael Tansini, 9,862 pageviews
Section Editor of the Year (£20 cash prize): James Tompkinson
Deputy Editor of the Year: Lizzy Pennock
Most Improved Section of the Year: Lifestyle
Newcomer of the Year (£20 cash prize and judged by York Press): Katharine Wootton
The Yorker Writer of the Year (£20 cash prize and judged by York Press): Alex Jackson
Nick Evans Award for contribution (£30 cash prize): Laura Reynolds
Finance Officer of the Year: Matt Paisey
Business Team Person of the Year (x2): Jason Rose and Katie Thompson