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|Awarded for||outstanding journalism|
|Presented by||Municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo|
The award has been granted since 1956, initially to outstanding print journalists and since 1981 to journalists from the electronic media. It is considered the most prominent award for Israeli Journalism, second only to the Israel Prize for Journalism.
The prize is awarded annually, in close proximity to Nahum Sokolow's birthday (ה' בשבט, Hebrew calendar), or the anniversary of his death (י"ב באייר, Hebrew calendar).
The prize is awarded to encourage journalistic excellence and reward outstanding achievements in investigative journalism.
Committee of Judges
The Sokokov Award's statute stipulates that the mayor shall appoint a selecting committee, consisting of three members, for the purpose of picking the Judges on the award committee. The selecting committee shall include an academy figure, a jurist and a representative of the mayor. The mayor then shall bring the make-up of the selecting committee to the approval of the city council. The selecting committee shall compose the Committee of Judges that will include two senior journalists, two academy figures, and a representative of the municipality. Usually the make-up of the Committee of Judges, who selects the winners of the printed media, is different from those who determine the winners of the electronic media.
Winners receive a monetary prize. As of 2007, the prize was 18,000 shekels.
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