Collier Prize for State Government Accountability

The $25,000 Collier Prize for State Government Accountability is one of the largest journalism prizes in the nation, and is designed to encourage coverage of state government, focusing on investigative and political reporting. The prize will be awarded annually at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.

The entry period is now open until Jan. 31, 2021.  The submit an entry click here.

2020 Winner: The Oregonian

A four-part series telling the story of how corporate cash corrupted one of the greenest states in America earned The Oregonian the first Collier Prize for State Government Accountability. The February 2019 series, “Polluted by Money,” identified specific problems in Oregon: Campaign contributions with no limits, loose rules on how campaign contributions can be spent by recipient politicians, and a weak oversight regime by a regulatory agency with no teeth.

Runners up included a joint project between the Center for Public Integrity and the USA Today Network for “Copy, Paste, Legislate,”and the Philadelphia Inquirer for their series, “Beaten, then Silenced.

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