An award to remember a former New York Post editor and columnist has doubled to $20,000 to recognize the editorial pursuit of freedom and American ideals.

The Eric Breindel Memorial Foundation is accepting applications for the 8th Annual Eric Breindel Award. The award selects the works that reflects Breindel's writings with "Love of country and its democratic institutions as well as the act of bearing witness to the evils of totalitarianism," according to a press release.

Breindel became editorial page editor of the New York Post in 1986 and was appointed senior vice president of News Corp. in 1997. Breindel was also a moderator for FOX News Watch and had a nationally syndicated column that appeared weekly in the Post.

Claudia Rosett, journalist-in-residence for The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, won the award last year. Other past winners include journalists from The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic Monthly, Boston Globe and the National Review.

The application, open to writers and reporters, requires no more than five editorials, columns and or news stories written in 2005.

Applications have to be postmarked by April 21. The winner will be announced in June.

For more information or to request an application, contact:

Germaine Febles
(212) 843-8031
gfebles@rubenstein.com