I had a good couple of days catching up with old colleagues at the Press Awards judging days in London last week. The event itself is on March 22 ... a guaranteed great night out. The shortlists have been announced now and are listed here. As always it is nice to see so many people who I have helped train included on the shortlist - step forward Martha Kelner, Tom Rowley, Jaber Mohammed and Simon Neville.
One of my favourite awards is Front Page of the Year. Page 1 is such a critical and creative part of what newspapers do. Persuading people to pick up a newspaper by using a mix of words, images, type and colour on a piece of paper is a great art. Here are the shortlisted six in this year's awards. A tough task for the judges ... which would you go for?
NB: I wasn't a judge in any of the categories mentioned and have no idea who has won.