National Press Foundation contest seeks energy reporting stories


The National Press Foundation is looking for entries for the Thomas L. Stokes Award, which goes to a print journalist for the best newspaper writing on the subject of energy.

The Stokes Award was established in the spring of 1959 by friends and admirers of the late Thomas L. Stokes, the syndicated Washington columnist on national affairs. It was to be given annually for the best writing “in the independent spirit of Tom Stokes” on subjects of interest to him including energy and natural resources.

The winner of the award receives $1,000 and a citation. The subject may be any form of energy — oil, gas, coal, nuclear, water, solar, etc. The writing may be reporting, analysis or commentary and can consist of one to three articles on unrelated subjects, or one series of articles on a related subject.

The work must have been published in a daily newspaper (newsletter or online) in the U.S. between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2010. The deadline for entries is Jan. 31. The application requires a link to or an electronic copy of the stories being nominated, a brief bio and a support letter from an editor or supervisor.

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