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Orwell Prize 2014 opens for entries

An annual prize dedicated to ground-breaking journalism is open for entries.

The Orwell Prize is open to all UK and Irish journalists and covers all work published in 2013.

Judges for the award, which is open for entries until 15 January, will include former BBC presenter Robin Lustig, journalist and academic Michael Parks, and Paul Anderson, former editor of Tribune and former deputy rditor of the New Statesman.

A separate award is made for books.

Director of The Orwell Prize, Jean Seaton, said, “The gap between the very rich and the rest of Britain is spiralling out of decency and the discussion of the limits of surveillance and the capacity of the state to keep us safe is urgent. The Orwell Prize highlights the best journalism and the best writing – you need to read it.”

Full entry details can be found on the Orwell Prize website.