Building journalists have won two categories and the overall top prize at the PTC New Journalist of the Year 2006 awards.

Emily Wright won new business features journalist of the year and was named overall new journalist of the year, beating off competition from all other category winners including writers from consumer titles.

The judges said she was a “truly memorable writer who delivers pieces with fresh pace and great variety”.

Senior reporter Sarah Richardson took home the award for new business news journalist of the year. The judges described her as a “genuine newshound … delivering a great scoop and brilliantly well woven writing”.

Building’s Vikki Miller was also shortlisted in both categories.