Annual Prize Honours Excellence in Journalism In Service of the Common Good
The Sidney Hillman Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Canadian Hillman Prize honouring excellence in investigative journalism.
The Hillman Prize celebrates print, digital and broadcast reporting that highlights social or economic injustice and hopefully leads to meaningful public policy change.
Winning entries will be judged on the following criteria:
Significance of journalism in service of the common good
Resourcefulness and courage in reporting
Skill in relating the story and impact of the coverage
Entries must be published or broadcast in 2018 and have been made widely available to a Canadian audience. Nominated material and a cover letter explaining how the entry meets the requirements can be submitted here. There is no fee to enter.
The Canadian Hillman Prize winner will be awarded a certificate, a $5,000 honorarium and travel to New York City.
Judges: This year’s Canadian judges are: Tony Burman – former managing director, Al Jazeera English and editor in chief, CBC News; Garvia Bailey – arts journalist, broadcaster and producer; and Bonnie Brown – documentary and news producer, CBC Radio and Television.
January 15, 2019 – Deadline for entry Mid-March, 2019 – Winner announced March 28, 2019 – Winner honoured at the Canadian Hillman Prize ceremony – Toronto May 7, 2019 – Winner honoured at the U.S. Hillman Prize ceremony – New York City
Since 1950, in the United States, and 2011 in Canada, the Sidney Hillman Foundation has honoured journalists, writers and public figures who pursue social justice and public policy for the common good. Sidney Hillman was the founding president of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union of America, a predecessor union of Workers United, SEIU. An architect of the New Deal, Hillman fought to build a vibrant union movement extending beyond the shop floor to all aspects of working people’s lives.