Awards

CONTESTS

Every year IRE holds several different types of contests. Some have cash prizes while others honor dedication to (and against) freedom of information. Contact the contest coordinator, Lauren Grandestaff, with any questions.

IRE AWARDS

Our annual contest recognizing the best in investigative reporting by print, broadcast and online media.

PHILIP MEYER AWARDS

A contest to recognize the best journalism done using social science research methods.

THE GOLDEN PADLOCK

An award recognizing the most secretive publicly-funded agency or person in the United States.