You or someone you know can send in submissions for the 2016 Canadian Hillman Prize. The prestigious Hillman Awards honour excellence in journalism “in service of the common good”. The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2016. The pieces submitted must be reporting published or broadcast in Canada in 2015.
*The winner will be announced in mid-March and be awarded travel to receive a $5,000 honorarium and certificate at a reception on Thursday, March 31, 2016 in Toronto. The winner will also get to travel to New York City to participate in the U.S. Hillman Prize ceremony on May 3.
*There is no entry fee. Submission of a cover letter explaining why the entry meets the required criteria and the nominated material is all that is required.
*This year’s entries will be judged by a distinguished Canadian panel: Tony Burman, previously managing director of Al Jazeera English, chief news editor of CBC News, and currently Research Chair in News Media and Technology at Ryerson’s School of Journalism; Armine Yalnizyan, senior economist with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives who has weekly appearances on CBC Radio and Television, and Bonnie Brown, television documentary producer and radio news producer at CBC for 16 years.