NLGJA and the Gannett Foundation are partnering this year for a special opportunity to NLGJA members.

The Gannett Foundation will present The Al Neuharth Award for Innovation in Investigative Journalism to the person or team who best uses innovative approaches for investigative reporting. Selection is based on the quality and creativity of the work submitted.

Award Prize: $5,000, to be awarded August 21, 2014, in Chicago at the NLGJA Awards Reception. The winner does not have to be present at the ceremony to receive the award.

Deadline: All entries must be received by midnight ET, Thursday, May 1, 2014.

Eligibility: You must be a current NLGJA member to qualify. If you are not an NLGJA member and would like to submit an entry, simply join NLGJA here and submit your entry.

Entries must be in the English language and published or aired in 2013.

Any digital medium is accepted, including online, on air, photography and video entries. The entry may consist of a single piece or a series on a single topic.

To Enter: Simply login and fill out the attached form.

Please note: For team submissions, you must provide a primary contact as the entrant. This person must have played a lead or key role in the submitted work.

The winner will be notified by July 1, 2014.

For any questions, please contact Matthew Rose at or by phone at 202-588-9888.