Orwell opens to political bloggers

Worth thinking about. The Orwell Prize, one of the UK’s more pre-eminent nods for political writers, is now accepting submissions from bloggers, to be judged alongside its traditional awards for book writing and journalism.

The special prize for blogs, as with books and journalism, is awarded to “those who come closest to achieving George Orwell’s ambition ‘to make political writing into an art’. Political bloggers have until January 14 2009 to enter up to 10 of their posts on the Orwell Prize website.