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Last call for regional entries to national investigative journalism prize

A final call has been launched for regional journalists to enter a national award honouring investigative and campaigning journalism.

The deadline for the Private Eye Paul Foot Award 2019 is 1pm on Tuesday 2 April, and submissions are currently being accepted.

Journalists across the United Kingdom, including previous entrants and winners, are eligible for work undertaken between 1 April 2018 and 30 March this year.

Gordon Blackstock, of Dundee’s Sunday Post, was a runner-up in last year’s contest, which was won by Guardian journalist Amelia Gentleman for her coverage of the Windrush scandal.

Previous winner Emma Youle with Private Eye editor Ian Hislop

Previous winner Emma Youle with Private Eye editor Ian Hislop

The previous year’s was won by Emma Youle, then of Archant’s investigations unit, for her work exposing the extent of homelessness in the London Borough of Hackney.

The winning entry will be awarded £5,000 at an evening awards ceremony held at BAFTA, in London, on Tuesday 25 June.

Entries must be submitted by post only to The Private Eye Paul Foot Award, Private Eye, 6 Carlisle Street, London W1D 3BN.

Full details about the award and criteria to enter can be found here.