Kent Press & Broadcast Awards Results

 

We received 149 entries for the Kent Press & Broadcast Awards 2019 - the most we've ever had. After considering each individual entry, the panel of judges decided on the results which were announced at an awards ceremony on Friday 12 July at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury. 

Kent Media Innovation of the Year, sponsored by Port of Dover

Winner – kmfm news

Highly Commended – KMTV

Finalists

  • ITV Meridian

  • Kent Live

Kent Photographer of the Year, sponsored by Brachers

Winner – Matthew Walker, freelance

Highly Commended – Daisy Watson, 'cene magazine

Finalists

  • Frank Leppard, Kent Live/Isle of Thanet Gazette

  • John Horton, The Isle of Thanet News

Kent Design(er) of the Year, sponsored by The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Winner – Dave Hobday, Folkestone & Hythe Express, Gravesend Messenger

Highly Commended – 'cene magazine

Finalists

  • Bygone Kent

  • Mark Eastham, Kent Messenger/Kentish Gazette/What's On

Best Use of Digital Media, sponsored by Eurotunnel

WinnerKentOnline

Highly Commended – Lauren McDougall, Kent Live

Finalists

  • Stuart Maisner, BBC South East

  • 'cene magazine

The Neil Bell Kent Sports Journalist of the Year, supported by Kent Cricket

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Winner – Ben Watts, BBC Radio Kent

Highly Commended – Steve Tervet, Gravesend Messenger

Finalists

  • Juliette Parkin, BBC South East

  • Stephen Page, Kent & Sussex Courier/Kent Live

Kent Feature Journalist of the Year, sponsored by MHA MacIntyre Hudson

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Winner – Sam Supple, BBC South East

Highly Commended – Ben Ashton, Kent Live

Finalists

  • Derek Johnson, ITV Meridian

  • Marijke Hall, Kentish Gazette Series

Kent Columnist of the Year, sponsored by Kent Invicta Chamber

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Winner – Rachel Dixon, Medway Messenger

Highly Commended – Ed McConnell, Medway Messenger, Gravesend and Dartford Messengers

Finalists

  • Nikki White, Medway Messenger

  • Chris Hunter, Gravesend and Dartford Messengers

Kent New Journalist of the Year, sponsored by EKC Group

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Winner – Will Rider, Kent & Sussex Courier

Highly Commended – Sean Doherty, Kent Live

Finalists

  • Katie Boyden, Kent Live

  • Phil Wellbrook, KMTV

Kent Broadcast Journalist of the Year, sponsored by Westwood Cross

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Winner – Colin Campbell, BBC South East

Highly Commended – Lauren Moss, BBC South East

Finalists

  • Poppy Jeffery, KMTV

  • Louisa Britton, KMTV

Kent Print Journalist of the Year, sponsored by Benenden Hospital

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Winner – Sean Axtell, Kentish Express/Folkestone & Hythe Express

Highly Commended – Katie Boyden, Isle of Thanet Gazette

Finalists

  • Chloe Holmwood, Sheerness Times Guardian/Sittingbourne News Extra

  • Amy Nickalls, Medway Messenger

Commitment to the Community, sponsored by Saga

Winner (individual) – John Nurden, Sheerness Times Guardian

Winner (team) – Thanet Extra, Thanet Community Awards

 

Finalists 

  • Hythe Life

  • Kent Messenger

Kent News Website of the Year, sponsored by LKM Recycling

Winner – KentOnline

Highly Commended – Kent Live

Finalists

  • The Isle of Thanet News

Kent Magazine of the Year, sponsored by Stagecoach South East

Winner – 'cene magazine

Highly Commended – Isle Magazine

Finalists

  • Bygone Kent

  • Sevenoaks Sports

Kent Newspaper of the Year, sponsored by Southeastern

Winner – Kentish Gazette

Highly Commended – Medway Messenger

Highly Commended – The Isle of Thanet News

Finalists

  • Kent Messenger

Kent Programme of the Year, sponsored by Digitom Video Production

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Winner – BBC South East Today

Highly Commended – Kent Cooks (KMTV)

Finalists

  • ITV News Meridian

  • KM Football Podcast

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