Entries are being sought for a top investigative journalism prize named in memory of leading political reporter Tony Bevins.
The Bevins Prize was set up in 2008 to recognise outstanding investigative journalism in honour of Mr Bevins, who died in 2001 at the age of 58.
The journalist started his career at the Liverpool Post and Echo before working for a number of national newspapers.
Last year’s prize was awarded to Guardian reporter Paul Lewis for his stories about the death of Ian Tomlinson during the G20 riots, revealing he died after being struck from behind by a police officer.
This year the judges are looking for similar rigorous and persistent journalism, worthy of the ‘Rat up a Drainpipe’ trophy – one of Bevin’s favourite sayings which captured his approach to journalism.
Colin Hughes, Bevins Prize Trustee and Guardian director, said: “This prize represents Bevins’ philosophy: exposing hidden truths without fear of a fight.
“It’s important to reward and encourage good journalism and last year’s winner shows how crucial investigative reporting can be in bringing about justice. We hope to see a host of similarly strong entries in this year’s competition.”
Entries must be made by 3 September from an article or up to five articles on the same subject published between 1 June 2009 and 28 June 2010.
For further information, visit the awards website