Melon Communications MD Helen Toomey Hesk appointed to Midlands Media Awards and Student Awards judging panel

Melon Communications MD, Helen Toomey Hesk has been appointed to the judging panel of Midlands Media Awards and Student Awards for the second year running.

The awards are organised by Cloud 9 Event Management on behalf of The Birmingham Press Club, which holds the crown of the oldest press club in world.

The Midlands Media Awards and Student Awards celebrate the very best of media talent and its diversity throughout the Midlands region. Designed to recognise core-values, creativity and headlines, the best editorial teams, news and sports photographers, journalists and new talent. The awards will be announced at a glittering ceremony at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 20 October 2016.

Helen said ‘I am looking forward to appraising this years’ entries in the ‘Campaign of the Year category’. I feel privileged to see evidence of such a high standard and quality of work. I could appreciate when I judged last year, the creativity, skill, attention to detail and time that went into each entry’

The award categories are as follows:

Blogger of the Year

Business Journalist of the Year

Campaign of the Year

Columnist of the Year

Feature Writer of the Year

Headline of the Year

Journalist of the Year

Magazine of the Year

Public Choice

Newcomer of the Year

Newspaper of the Year

News Photo of the Year

News Reporter of the Year (Daily) or (Weekly)

News Website of the Year

Radio Journalist of the Year

Scoop of the Year

Sports Photographer of the Year

Supplement of the Year

The Tony Flanagan News Photographer of the Year Award

TV Journalist of the Year


To submit your entry please note the deadline is 5 August 2016. Find out more at

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