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Announcing the winners of the Kent Press & Broadcast Awards 2023

July 2023

The best journalists in Kent have been revealed during an awards ceremony hosted by BBC news presenter Martine Croxall.

The winners of the ninth annual Kent Press & Broadcast Awards (KPBA) were selected by a team of eight independent judges, who reviewed almost 100 entries across 14 categories.

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Finalists unveiled for Kent Press & Broadcast Awards 2023

June 2023

 

The finalists for the ninth annual Kent Press & Broadcast Awards (KPBA) have now been revealed, after the team of independent judges personally reviewed almost 100 entries across 14 categories. 

 

This year the awards will be hosted by BBC news presenter Martine Croxall, as the event returns to the Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury, on Friday 14 July.
 

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Kent's top journalists announced

July 2022

The county’s top journalists found themselves making the headlines after the winners of the 2022 Kent Press & Broadcast Awards (KPBA) were announced.

For the first time in two years, a 110-strong audience of finalists, sponsors and judges met in person for the award ceremony to celebrate the winners across 16 categories.

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Finalists unveiled for Kent Press & Broadcast Awards 2022 

June 2022

After reviewing all 118 entries, the judges for the Kent Press & Broadcast Awards (KPBA) have decided on the finalists in 16 categories, saying ‘choosing winners was tougher than ever’.

The not-for-profit award scheme, organised by Kent PR and marketing agency Maxim, is designed to recognise and celebrate local journalism and the media’s commitment to serving local communities. 

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BBC's Ben Brown to host Kent Press & Broadcast Awards 2022 

February 2022

 

After running online for two years due to the pandemic, the Kent Press & Broadcast Awards ceremony is due to take place in person again, with the BBC’s Ben Brown hosting the event. 

 

Born and bred in Kent, award-winning journalist Ben is a familiar face on the BBC News Channel, the BBC One O’Clock News and weekend news bulletins. He will be hosting the event at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury on Friday 15 July. 

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Winners announced for Kent Press & Broadcast Awards 2021  

September 2021

The winners of the seventh Kent Press & Broadcast Awards were announced during a virtual ceremony on Friday, 10 September.


Organised by Kent-based PR and marketing agency, Maxim, the awards recognise the best of the county’s media in broadcast, digital and print journalism. 

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Finalists announced for Kent Press & Broadcast Awards 2021  

July 2021

A panel of media experts has selected the finalists for this year's Kent Press & Broadcast Awards (KPBA).  

The not-for-profit awards, organised by Kent PR and marketing agency Maxim, are designed to recognise and reward both regional and local journalism and will culminate in a virtual awards ceremony on Friday 10 September. 

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Winners announced for the Kent Press & Broadcast Awards 2020

November 2020

The sixth annual Kent Press & Broadcast Awards ceremony took a different shape this year as the winners of more than 30 awards were announced during a virtual ceremony.

Celebrating the best of broadcast, digital and print in local journalism, the annual July event was postponed and then remodelled to ensure the winners could be safely recognised. This took place on Friday, 20 November.

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Change of plan for Kent Press & Broadcast Awards ceremony  

August 2020

For the safety of all involved, the Kent Press & Broadcast Awards ceremony is going virtual for 2020.

Please click below to view a short statement from Rachel Knight, Account Director at Maxim, the PR and marketing agency which organises KPBA.

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Winners announced for Kent Press & Broadcast Awards 2019  

July 2019

Kent’s media gathered for the fifth Kent Press & Broadcast Awards ceremony where more than 30 awards were presented to recognise work in broadcast, digital and print journalism.

 

The ceremony, which took place at the Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury, on Friday 12 July is a celebration of local journalism. 

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Finalists announced for Kent Press & Broadcast Awards 2019  

May 2019

The finalists for 2019’s Kent Press & Broadcast Awards (KPBA) have been chosen in categories covering everything from print to digital media, broadcast, features and media innovation. 

 

The not-for-profit scheme, organised by Kent PR and marketing agency Maxim, is designed to recognise and celebrate both regional and local journalism and will culminate in an awards ceremony held on Friday 12 July. 

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Nina Hossain to host Kent Press & Broadcast Awards 2019  

February 2019

Award-winning ITV journalist Nina Hossain will be hosting this year's Kent Press & Broadcast Awards ceremony. 

 

A journalist for more than 20 years, Ms Hossain is taking a break from her duties at ITV to host the KPBA ceremony at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, on Friday 12 July.  

Winners announced for Kent Press & Broadcast Awards 2018  

July 2018

Awards have been presented in 15 categories to recognise the efforts of print, broadcast and digital journalists at this year’s Kent Press & Broadcast Awards (KPBA).

Friday, 13 July, proved lucky for many when the ceremony to celebrate local journalism took place at the Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury. The awards are organised by Kent PR agency Maxim, and were this year hosted by the BBC’s Simon McCoy.

Tribute to BBC South East sports reporter Neil Bell  

June 2018

The Kent Press & Broadcast Awards’ sports award has been renamed in honour of BBC South East's reporter Neil Bell who died earlier this year.

‘The Neil Bell Kent Sports Journalist of the Year Award’ will be a lasting tribute to the reporter who covered sport across the South East for more than 30 years.

Finalists announced for Kent Press & Broadcast Awards 2018  

May 2018

A panel of expert judges has shortlisted 60 finalists in 15 categories for the Kent Press & Broadcast Awards (KPBA) 2018.

Organised by Kent PR and marketing agency Maxim, KPBA is designed to celebrate and reward regional and local journalism. The not-for-profit scheme received 148 entries, the most in its four-year history.

National kudos for the Kent Press & Broadcast Awards   

May 2018

The Kent Press & Broadcast Awards, the not-for-profit scheme established and run by Kent PR agency Maxim, was recently shortlisted for a national award.

Maxim's Erica Jones and Rachel Knight headed to the Awards Awards ceremony at London's Waldorf Hilton, where KPBA was a finalist in the 'Best New Awards Event'.

An award for Kent awards scheme?   

March 2018

The Kent Press & Broadcast Awards is a finalist in the 'Best New Awards Event' category of the Awards Awards, which celebrates the very best of the awards industry.

 

Judges are looking for innovation, expertise and success in all areas for events launched since 2012. 

Simon McCoy to host Kent Press & Broadcast Awards  

February 2018

Simon McCoy, dubbed as ‘everyone’s favourite rogue newsreader’ by the Telegraph, will be hosting this year’s Kent Press & Broadcast Awards (KPBA) ceremony. 

Known for his dry wit and eye rolls, Simon will be taking a break from presenting Afternoon Live on the BBC News channel to host the KPBA ceremony at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury on Friday, July 13.

Winners announced for the Kent Press & Broadcast Awards 2017 

July 2017

Print, broadcast and digital journalists, as well as photographers and designers, were recognised in 14 categories at this year’s Kent Press & Broadcast Awards ceremony.

 

Organised by Kent PR agency Maxim, the awards scheme culminated in a celebratory event held at the Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury on Friday, July 14.

Gavin Esler to host Kent Press & Broadcast Awards 2017 

January 2017

Award-winning television and radio broadcaster, writer and journalist Gavin Esler will host this year’s Kent Press & Broadcast Awards ceremony.

Known for his work at the BBC, Gavin is currently the main presenter of Dateline London on the BBC News Channel and can often be seen on the World Service.

 

Winners of the Kent Press & Broadcast Awards 2016 announced

July 2016

More than 100 guests gathered to celebrate the best of the county's media at the second Kent Press & Broadcast Awards ceremony. 

 

Held at the Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury, the scheme organised by Kent PR agency Maxim saw 15 winners, 13 highly commended and a special commendation awarded across 14 categories.

 

Last minute rush secures bumper awards entries

April 2016

 

Proving journalists love an impending deadline, 58 per cent of the 147 entries for the Kent Press & Broadcast Awards were submitted either the day before or on the closing date for submissions. 

 

The awards recognise the achievements of the county’s media and are organised by Maxim, a leading South East PR, marketing and public affairs agency.

 

Cathy Newman to host KPBA ceremony   
February 2016

 

Journalist and broadcaster Cathy Newman will host this year's Kent Press & Broadcast Awards ceremony in July 2016.

 

Currently one of Channel 4 News’ main studio presenters, Cathy regularly writes for the Telegraph and has extensive experience in print media.

 

 

Relive the ceremony in tweets   
July 2015

 

During the Kent Press & Broadcast Awards ceremony the hashtag #KPBA consistently trended at number 8 in the UK on Twitter, reaching some 488,000 accounts.

 

Read some of the most popular tweets from the day and relive the entire ceremony.

 

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 the awards attracted almost 150 entries from 100 individuals from the newspaper, magazine, broadcast and digital sectors. 

 

'Fantastic response' to media awards 
April 2015

 

More than 100 individuals submitted 143 entries to the first Kent Press & Broadcast Awards, a scheme that celebrates those working in media.

 

Organised by Tunbridge Wells PR agency Maxim, the scheme rewards the skills and expertise of the county's journalists – whether they work in print, online, TV or radio. 

 

Peter Sissons to host first Kent Press & Broadcast Awards Ceremony 
March 2015

 

Veteran broadcaster Peter Sissons will be the host of the first Kent Press & Broadcast Awards ceremony.

 

During a career in news broadcasting spanning 45 years, Peter Sissons anchored news programmes on ITV, BBC and Channel 4. 

 

 

Maxim launches the Kent Press & Broadcast Awards 
October 2014

Maxim is launching a new awards scheme for the Kent media. The Kent Press & Broadcast Awards will recognise the skills and expertise of the county's journalists – whether they work in print, online, TV or radio.

 

Judged by an independent panel of editorial experts, there are 12 categories covering everything from specific campaigns and features through to design, social media, sport and online news. 

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