Local Newspaper Week is an annual campaign by the local newspaper industry to celebrate the unique and vital role local papers play in our democracy. Hundreds of local papers participate each year by running themed content, features, special initiatives, and artwork.  

This year, the Week (16 to 22 May) is themed Making a Difference and the campaign will showcase the best campaigning work of local papers across the UK.  During the Week, an online vote will be held in which the public will be invited to vote for their favourite Making a Difference campaign.

Have a look at the campaigns in the Making a Difference section of this website and revisit during the Week to have your say when the public vote goes live. The Making a Difference winner will be announced at the Society of Editors Regional Press Awards on 20 May in London.