YorkMix nominated for two awards

Awards this way… Photograph © O2UKOfficial on Flickr

Well, we’re dead chuffed.

YorkMix has been nominated in not one but two categories in the prestigious O2 Media Awards for Yorkshire and The Humber.

We are up for the Best Website gong, with fellow nominees ITV Yorkshire, The Star, Sheffield, the Yorkshire Post and Bradford Telegraph & Argus.

And we’re in the On-Line Media Award category, alongside The Star, Sheffield, Insider Media and the Huddersfield Examiner.

YorkMix is the sole digital-only publication in the 23 categories, which are dominated by the BBC broadcasters and print titles.

Nicola Green, director of communications and reputation at O2 UK, said: “The diversity of entries gave judging panels a hugely difficult task in selecting shorlisted finalists.

“Many of those who didn’t make the final line-up this time around may well have been winners in previous years. The quality of all the entrants’ submissions was very high.”

Good York company

York is well represented at this year’s awards. As well as little old us, several other prominent media people and titles from the city have been recognised in the nominations.

Frank Dwyer of the York Press continues the paper’s astonishing record for bagging photographic nominations as one of only three photographers shortlisted for the Images Of The Year award.

Gareth Barlow from BBC Radio York is named in the Young Journalist category, while two of the more established broadcasters on the station, Elly Fiorentini and Sarah Urwin, are competing for the Radio Journalist award.

Breakfast show host Georgey Spanswick is nominated for the Broadcast Presenter (Radio) of the year.

With so many nominations it’s hardly surprising that BBC Radio York is also up for Team of the Year (Broadcast).

And two York titles are named in the Team Of The Year (Print) category – Little Vikings and Yorkshire Living.

Chris Titley, editor of YorkMix, said: “We’re really thrilled to be nominated in two categories at these prestigious awards.

“And we couldn’t be happier to be among such illustrious journalistic company from York. This really is a city that punches above its weight in its media coverage.”

The awards will be presented in a ceremony at the Northern Ballet, in Leeds, on October 6.