The Texas Gavel Awards are presented by the State Bar of Texas to recognize journalistic excellence that:
- Fosters public understanding of the legal system
- Educates the public about the law, the legal profession, and the judicial branch of government
- Discloses practices or procedures needing correction in order to improve the practice of law, courts, or justice system
The entry deadline for work produced in 2011 is April 2, 2012. The entry deadline for work produced in 2011 is April 2, 2012. Download the entry form [PDF].
Winners will be recognized at the annual Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas (FOIFT) conference on August 10 in Austin.