Want to get more involved with IRE but aren’t sure how? Consider volunteering your time as an IRE Awards screener.

As a screener, you’ll be part of a team of journalists looking for the best investigative reporting in a single category, which means that you may have to read, listen to, or watch a couple dozen entries. It’s a bit of a time commitment, but most screeners find the process rewarding. The majority of the work is done in January and early February.

Being a screener does not disqualify you from entering the awards. If you have questions, feel free to contact Jennifer LaFleur, the contest committee chair for the IRE Board of Directors (jlafleur@irworkshop.org), or Lauren Grandestaff, IRE’s awards coordinator (lauren@ire.org).

If you’re ready to toss your hat in the ring, please fill out this short form by December 13. We’ll be in touch soon!