Entries open for 2013 Paul Foot Award

Private Eye is calling for submissions for the 2013 edition of the Paul Foot Award for investigative and campaigning journalism.

The award, now in its ninth year, highlights campaigning and investigative reporting in print and online, and is named in honour of former Private Eye journalist Paul Foot,

The £5,000 top prize is available to any journalist or team of journalists who have published stories in a UK newspaper, magazine or website between 1 November 2012 and 31 October 2013.

Entries will be considered for either singe pieces or longer campaigns. Journalists can enter up to three separate campaigns.

Last year’s award went to Times reporter Andrew Norfolk for his his two-year investigation into targeting, grooming and sexual exploitation of teenage girls by gangs of men in Yorkshire.

Previous winners include Nick Davies, John Sweeney, and David Leigh and Rob Evans.

The deadline for entries is Tuesday 12th November 2013, 5pm, with all submissions to be sent by post only to The Paul Foot Award, Private Eye, 6 Carlisle Street, London W1D 3BN.  Early submissions are welcome.

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