Each year, the National Press Foundation presents the Thomas L. Stokes Award to a journalist for the best writing on the subject of energy. The Stokes Award was established in the spring of 1959 by friends and admirers of the late Thomas L. Stokes, the syndicated Washington columnist on national affairs. It was to be given annually for the best writing "in the independent spirit of Tom Stokes" on subjects of interest to him including energy and natural resources. The winner of the Award receives $1,000 and a citation. The subject may be any form of energy—oil, gas, coal, nuclear, water, solar, etc. The writing may be reporting, analysis or commentary and can consist of one to three articles on unrelated subjects, or one series of articles on a related subject.
Applications were accepted for print, broadcast or online work. The work must have been published or broadcast in calendar year 2013.
ATTENTION: A short biography and letter of support should be saved as either a Word, text or PDF document BEFORE beginning the online application form. No JPGs. You may not save and return to the application later. If these items are not uploaded to the online application, it will be considered ineligible for review.
Applications for the 2013 award were due at 5 PM EST, Friday, February 14, 2014.
The primary mission of the National Press Foundation is to increase journalists' knowledge of complex issues in order to improve public understanding. The foundation recognizes and encourages excellence in journalism through its awards and programs. A complete list of awards is here.
This award is not presented at our Annual Awards Dinner.
An eight-person team collaborated on the winning entry2012
Jim Morris, Chris Hamby and Kimberly Leonard2011
John Lippert, Kambiz Foroohar, Anthony Effinger and Katherine Burton2010
The Post and Courier2008