Any outstanding investigative work done by state or federal government agencies that expose corruption and hold those in power accountable are eligible for recognition under a new award. The ProPublica Prizes for Investigative Governance will be awarded in five categories that include state or local investigation by a multi-district elective or executive agency and state or local investigation by a legislative branch or independent agency. ProPublica, a non-profit newsroom producing journalism in the public interest, will recognize reporting done by such groups as inspectors general, state attorneys general, special counsels and prosecutors. Entries are being accepted now through January 31, 2009, and covers work produced during the 2008 calendar year. The nominations will be judged by an independent, non-partisan panel of journalists, present and former public officials and other leading citizens. For more details and information on how to enter, please visit www.propublica.org/prizes.