"supporting and encouraging high quality economic, financial and business journalism"
The Wincott Foundation was set up in 1969 in honour of Harold Wincott, the most distinguished economic journalist of his day in the UK. The current chairman is Sir Geoffrey Owen, former editor of the Financial Times. Sir Geoffrey is supported by a group of trustees who have a background in business, journalism and academia.
The Harold Wincott Awards for Financial Journalism in 2013November, 2013: Following a major re-shaping of the annual Wincott awards last year, the trustees of The Wincott Foundation invite nominations for the four awards for the best business, economic and financial journalism in 2013. All but one of the four awards are open to journalists working in any medium, reflecting changes in the landscape whereby journalists and programme makers increasingly work in more than one medium.
The core objective of the awards remains unchanged: to recognise outstanding achievement in the fields of economic, business and financial journalism. The criteria which the judges take into account are clarity, depth of understanding and, above all, the ability to address complex topics in a way that is intelligible to the lay person while remaining authoritative.
The deadline for nominations is 15 February, 2014. For further details on the awards, and how to apply, click here.
The Harold Wincott Awards for Financial Journalism in 2012May - 2013 - The annual Harold Wincott awards for financial journalism were presented at a lunch at Mansion House on 23 May, 2013 in the City of London, hosted by the City of London Corporation. The guest speaker was Dame Marjorie Scardino, former Chief Executive of Pearson plc.
For details of winners and their citations, >Click here
For the text of Dame Marjorie Scardino's speech, >Click here
The Harold Wincott memorial lectureThe 2013 Harold Wincott memorial lecture was given on 13 November in London by Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator of the Financial Times.
To see the full text of Martin Wolf's lecture, click here.