Weston Mercury 'highly commended' for Cleaner Coastlines campaign at awards ceremony

PUBLISHED: 15:00 25 May 2018

The Cleaner Coastlines campaign.

The Cleaner Coastlines campaign.


The Mercury's Cleaner Coastlines campaign was awarded 'highly commended' at the Regional Press Awards last week.

The campaign was launched by chief reporter Sarah Robinson last year, with support from the Weston Chamber of Commerce and North Somerset Council.

It was shortlisted for a campaign of the year award, along with six other local newspapers, and was judged to be ‘highly commended’.

The Manchester Evening News’ campaign focusing on community spirit following the city’s terrorist attack last year won the overall title.

The judges said about Cleaner Coastlines: “In what’s a very topical subject, this campaign showcased the issues we are facing by plastic pollution and succeeded in catapulting it into the national and international agenda.

“Great use of photos in a fantastic campaign.”

To join the campaign, search for Cleaner Coastlines on Facebook.

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