Kent Press & Broadcast Awards Results

 

We received 139 entries for the Kent Press & Broadcast Awards 2020 - not bad during a pandemic! After considering each individual entry, the panel of judges met (via Zoom, obviously) to decide on the results, which are listed below. ​Due to Covid-19, this year's ceremony was held virtually on Friday 20 November. 

Best Use of Digital Media, sponsored by Eurotunnel

WinnerLizzie Massey, BBC South East

Highly Commended – Stuart Maisner, BBC South East Digital

Finalists

  • Andy Robinson, Kent Live

  • KentOnline

Kent Magazine of the Year

Winner – 'cene magazine

Highly Commended – The Margate Mercury

Finalists

  • Bygone Kent

  • Isle Magazine

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

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Winner – Juliette Parkin, BBC South East Today

Highly Commended – Joe Coshan, KMTV

Finalists

  • Ben Watts, BBC Radio Kent

  • Matthew Panting, KM Media Group

Commitment to the Community, sponsored by Saga

Winner – The Isle of Thanet News

Highly Commended – kmfm – Project Kent

Finalists 

  • Sevenoaks Sport & Wellbeing Magazine

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Kent Design(er) of the Year

Winner – Jonathan Brewer, BBC South East Today

Highly Commended – Jim Lyons, 'cene magazine

Finalists

  • Anna Hamer, BBC South East Today

  • Dave Hobday, Medway Messenger

Kent Media Innovation of the Year, sponsored by BAE Systems

Winner – Mark Simmonite, KMTV

Highly Commended – James Dunham, ITV Meridian

Finalists

  • Jo Burn, BBC Radio Kent

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

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Winner – Jack Dyson, Kentish Gazette

Highly Commended – Lauren MacDougall, Kent Live

Finalists

  • Lydia Chantler-Hicks, Kentish Gazette

  • Marijke Hall, Thanet Extra

  • Mike Gunnill, Bygone Kent

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

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Winner – Claudia Sermbezis, BBC South East Today

Highly Commended – Joe Coshan, KMTV

Finalists

  • Piers Hopkirk, BBC South East Today

  • Samuel Supple, Inside Out South East

  • Yvette Austin, BBC South East Today

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Kent Photographer of the Year, sponsored by Brachers

Winner – Andy Jones, freelance

Highly Commended – Lewis Durham, freelance

Finalists

  • Andy Aitchison, freelance

  • Frank Leppard, freelance

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Kent Columnist of the Year

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Winner – Jane Wenham-Jones, The Isle of Thanet News

Highly Commended – Mary Harris, Kent and Sussex Courier

Finalists

  • Melissa Todd, The Isle of Thanet News

  • Seb Reilly, The Isle of Thanet News

Kent Print Journalist of the Year

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Winner – Lydia Chantler-Hicks, Kentish Gazette

Highly Commended – Marijke Hall, Thanet Extra

Finalists

  • Chloe Holmwood, Sheerness Times Guardian/Sittingbourne News

  • Jack Dyson, Kentish Gazette

  • Simon Finlay, Downs Mail

Kent Broadcast Journalist of the Year

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Winner – Josie Hannett, BBC South East Today

Highly Commended – Sarah Saunders, ITV News Meridian

Finalists

  • Yetunde Yusuf, BBC South East Today

  • Zoie O'Brien, BBC South East Today

Kent News Website of the Year, sponsored by Port of Dover

Winner – KentOnline

Highly Commended – The Isle of Thanet News

Finalists

  • Kent Live

  • Shepway Vox

Kent Newspaper of the Year, sponsored by Southeastern

Winner – Kentish Gazette

Highly Commended – Kent Messenger

Finalists

  • East Kent Mercury

  • The Isle of Thanet News

Kent Programme of the Year, sponsored by Digitom Video Production

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Winner – BBC South East Today

Highly Commended – ITV News Meridian

Finalists

  • Kent Non-League Podcast

  • KMTV – Kent Decides

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Kent New Journalist of the Year, sponsored by EKC Group

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Winner – Brad Harper, Kentish Gazette

Highly Commended – Megan Carr, Gravesend Messenger / Dartford Messenger / Medway Messenger

Finalists

  • Brittany Tijou-Smith, Kent & Sussex Courier Newspaper Series

  • Isabelle Miller, Kent Tonight

  • Katya Fowler, Kent Tonight

Judges' Special Awards

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The Golden Pen Award – Shepway Vox

The Golden Microphone Award – Samuel Supple

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