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The Paul Foot Award 2018

Private Eye are now accepting admissions for the Paul Foot Award 2018 for Campaigning and Investigative Journalism. The award was set up in memory of revered investigative journalist Paul Foot, who died in 2004. The winning entry will be awarded £5,000 at a ceremony in London on 19th June 2018.

Download the 2018 Paul Foot Award Entry Form here »

Entry Details

Submissions will be accepted for material that has been published in a newspaper or magazine in the UK, or on a website, between 1st April 2017 and 30th March 2018. No broadcast material is eligible. Individual journalists, teams of journalists or entire publications may enter and entries will be considered for anything from single pieces to entire campaigns. Journalists are welcome to enter more than one campaign, but each campaign needs to be submitted using a separate entry form. Maximum of 2 entries. For collaborative entries the prize money is awarded per entry not per person.

Entries should be marked: ‘PAUL FOOT AWARD 2018’ and must be submitted by POST ONLY to:

Private Eye
6 Carlisle Street
London W1D 3BN

Entries to be received by noon on 3rd April 2018. The closing date for entries is final, no extension can be offered. Submissions received after the closing date will not be eligible for entry.

The winning entry will be awarded £5,000 in London on 19th June 2018. Details of the short-listed entries will be published online in May 2018. The judges’ decision is final.

Good luck!

"Forget Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep – these are the awards for REAL journalists! Saluting the only PFI scheme that ever worked (Paul Foot Investigates), Private Eye celebrates Foot’s continuing legacy with this prestigious prize and quite handy cheque..." - Ian Hislop.


Queries should be directed to:
Tracey Jennings, Midas PR
Tel: 020 7361 7860

The Paul Foot Award was set up in memory of revered investigative journalist Paul Foot, who died in 2004.

Paul Foot, an investigative journalist, editor and left-wing campaigner, worked variously for the Daily Record, the Daily Mirror, The Guardian and Private Eye. He was involved in many high-profile campaigns throughout his illustrious career, including the Birmingham Six, the Bridgewater Four and the John Poulson scandal. His accolades include the Journalist of the Year, the Campaigning Journalist of the Year, the George Orwell Prize for Journalism and in 2000 he was honoured as the Campaigning Journalist of the Decade.

Paul Foot died in 2004 at the age of 66.

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