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Closing date for NW awards

The closing date for the northwest media and creative awards is approaching, and radio stations in the region are urged to submit their free entry before the deadline tomorrow.

The How-Do Awards are set to take place in Manchester and are totally free to enter. The award ceremony will take place on April 24th at Old Trafford hosted by Xfm's Jason Manford.

The judges will be looking for examples of companies or organisations who can clearly demonstrate transparent success in 2007: growth of the company or reversing decline, managing and overcoming adversities, job creation, financial performance, industry accolades, innovation, staff development, leadership etc.

Entries should be literate, justifiable and compelling, written to a maximum of 500 words. The submitting company or organisation must be headquartered or have an operational base within the north west and the entry must relate to its 2007 activities.

The dinner, which will be hosted by Jim Hancock, with after dinner entertainment provided by Jason Manford, is anticipated to attract several hundred of the region's leading media and creative folk drawn from TV, radio, advertising, publishing and PR.

There are 14 award categories and where appropriate and applicable – there is no limit on the number of categories that can be entered by a single company, i.e. a radio station can enter personality, station of the year, media sales team or website. There is also a category for radio production company.

The categories in full are:

1. Advertising/media agency – sponsored by the Manchester Evening News
2. Daily newspaper
3. Design consultancy – sponsored by Highlight Printers
4. Digital agency – sponsored by City Talk 105.9fm
5. Independent TV/radio production company
6. Magazine
7. Media sales team
8. Most Innovative media platform or product
9. PR agency – sponsored by KMP Interactive Marketing & Technology
10. Radio station
11. TV programme
12. Web site
13. Weekly newspaper
14. Personality – sponsored by TBWA Manchester

If you have any queries, please contact either the editor Alan Johnstone at alan@how-do.co.uk or the publisher Nick Jaspan at nick@how-do.co.uk.

For more details on the awards and to see the judging panel, click http://www.how-do.co.uk

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