For the individual or team effort which has done most to unearth facts that the public – and society – has a right to know.
A prize that salutes the best reportage and feature writing illuminating vital issues at home and abroad.
For the commentator, columnist or editor whose work has made a decisive impact.
For the idea – presentational, technical or in terms of editorial techniques – that has made a clear contribution to journalism’s future.
From 2013, the judges will be empowered to award a special prize for particular excellence in editing or any other discipline, including reporting, feature write and advocacy.