"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 Richard Lambert, former editor of the Financial Times. Sir Richard is supported by a group of trustees who have a background in business, journalism and academia.

Wincott Awards

The purpose of the Wincott Foundation's annual press awards is to recognise outstanding achievement in the field of economic, business and financial journalism. While the inspiration for the awards comes from the columns written by Harold Wincott in the 1950s and 1960s, the scheme is designed to cover a wide range of styles and formats, from analytical features on economic issues through to reporting on companies and industries. As far as individual journalists are concerned, reporters as well as commentators can qualify for the awards, and there is also a specific award for personal financial journalism - a category that may include investigative reporting as well as advice for investors and savers.

The criteria which the Foundation's judges take into account are clarity, depth of understanding, objectivity and above all the ability to write about complex topics in a way that is intelligible to the lay person but also authoritative, so that experts in that topic as well as non-experts can learn from it.

Awards for 2016. Details on how to apply and the criteria for the awards can be found in the announcement here. To download a "Word" version of the announcement, click here.

THE TRUSTEES
SIR RICHARD LAMBERT (Chairman)
SIR GEOFFREY OWEN
PROF IAN HARGREAVES CBE
JOHN O'HIGGINS
DANIEL WINCOTT
RUPERT PENNANT-REA
CHRISTOPHER HIRD
BRONWEN MADDOX
BILL ROBINSON
ELIZABETH WINCOTT HECKETT

Contact our Secretary, Ian Rodger, at secretary@wincott.co.uk
© The Wincott Foundation 2012