This is the prize for the best story of the year (news providers can enter only one story for this award). The judges are looking for work which had an impact, brought new information to light and served the public interest. Please include a supporting statement of up 500 words. Work should have been published between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021 and aimed at a UK audience.
Scoop of the Year
Matthew Weaver – The Guardian | Pippa Crerar and Jeremy Armstrong – Daily Mirror
The judges said: “This was the must-read story of the pandemic and the one which made readers choke on their cornflakes.”
Judges said: “This was standout world exclusive that everyone would have wanted. It was a story that was so big that everyone had to follow it and one that Antony Loyd had to go out and find, it didn’t come to him.”