IPN Announces 2010 Bastiat Prize Finalists
LONDON, 11 October -- International Policy Network is pleased to announce the finalists in its ninth Bastiat Prize for Journalism. The competition includes one prize awarded for print journalism ($15,000 total prize money), and one prize awarded for online journalism ($3,000 prize money). Winners and runners-up will be announced in early November.
Seven finalists for the print journalism prize are:
•Andrew Ferguson, Weekly Standard
•Peter Foster, National Post, Canada (2009 finalist)
•Tim Harford, Financial Times (2006 co-winner)
•Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe
•Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal
•Jamie Whyte, freelance (for articles written in The Times and Wall Street Journal; (2006 co-winner)
•Martin Wolf, Financial Times
Three finalists for the online prize are:
•James Delingpole, blogger for telegraph.co.uk
•Philip Maymin, columnist, fairfieldweekly.com and lewrockwell.com
•Mark Perry, Carpe Diem blog / American Enterprise Institute / University of Michigan
The Bastiat Prize was first awarded in 2002 and judges have included Lady Thatcher and Nobel-Prize-winners James Buchanan and Milton Friedman. The winner of the Bastiat Prize will receive US$10,000, and the winner of the Bastiat Prize for Online Journalism will receive US$3,000. They will also receive an engraved crystal candlestick - a reference to an essay by Frederic Bastiat entitled “A Petition.”
A list of judges is available on IPN’s website.