Entries have opened for the prestigious Orwell Prize 2011, which recognises the work of political authors, journalists and bloggers, and the judging panels have been announced.
Martin Bright, political editor of the Jewish Chronicle, and journalist and author Michela Wrong will be judging the Journalism prize, while lawyer, David Allen Green, and former political editor of The Observer, Gaby Hinsliff, will adjudicate on the Blog rize.
There is also a prize for books which will be judged by James Naughtie, presenter of BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Ursula Owen, former editor of Index on Censorship and founder director of Virago Press, and Will Skidelsky, books editor for The Observer.
Each winner will receive a prize of £3000. This year's awards have a poverty theme – marking the 75th anniversary of Orwell's journey to Wigan Pier in January.
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