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THE PRIVATE EYE PAUL FOOT AWARD 2020

The Private Eye Paul Foot Award for Investigative and Campaigning Journalism is now accepting entries.

Set up in memory of revered journalist Paul Foot, who died in 2004, the award honours the UK’s most brilliant, talented and determined journalists working in the fields of investigative and campaigning journalism today.

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The winning entry will be awarded £5,000 in a ceremony in London on 3rd June 2020. Details of the short-listed entries will be published here in May 2020.

The judges’ decision is final.

Good luck!

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 2019 and 31st March 2020. 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.

Entries should be marked ‘PAUL FOOT AWARD 2020’ and must be submitted by POST ONLY to:

THE PAUL FOOT AWARD
Private Eye
6 Carlisle Street
London W1D 3BN

Entries to be received by 1pm on 1st April 2020.

Submissions received after the closing date will not be eligible for entry.

The winning entry will be awarded £5,000 in London on 3rd June 2020. Note for Collaborative Entries: The prize money is awarded per entry not per person.

Details of the short-listed entries will be published here in May 2020. The judges’ decision is final.



Queries

Queries should be directed to:

Amelia Knight
Midas PR
Tel: 020 7361 7860
Email: amelia.knight@midaspr.co.uk


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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