Update: We have our Reliable Source Person of 2011

View Photo Gallery: Here’s a look at the lucky few to be named Reliable Source person of the year from 2007-2010, as well as the honorable mentions. This year’s recipient will be named Friday.

Hard to believe a full 365 days have flown by since we last crowned a Reliable Source Person of the Year. A team of scholars has been holed up for the past week assessing who should win 2011’s accolade — but you can still weigh in at reliablesource@washpost.com or in the comments below. And check out the photo gallery of honorees and runners-up from the past years of this prestigious award.

2010: Elizabeth Edwards

2009: Tareq and Michaele Salahi (and more 2009 wrap-up)

2008: Sasha Obama and Piper Palin

2007: Jenna Bush

. . . and meet the 2011 RSPOY.