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Campaigning journalism award opens for entries

The sixth annual Paul Foot Award for Campaigning Journalism is now open for entries.

Sponsored by Private Eye and The Guardian, the award honours campaigning journalism in the UK in memory of investigative journalist Paul Foot.

Submissions will be accepted for material that has been published in a newspaper, magazine or online between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 however broadcast material is not eligible.

Previous winners include Deborah Wain, from the Doncaster Free Press, while the Rossington Community Newsletter and the Yorkshire Post’s Rob Waugh have also previously been shortlisted.

Individual reporters, teams of journalists or entire publications may enter and submissions will be considered for anything from single pieces to entire campaigns.

The overall winner will be awarded £5,000, with five runners-up each receiving £1,000, at a ceremony to be held in London on 2 November.

This year’s judging panel includes Private Eye editor Ian Hislop, Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger and Freedom of Information campaigner and journalist Heather Brooke.

The closing date for entries is 1 September and more details can be found at