4th Annual Prize Honours Excellence in Journalism In Service of the Common
TORONTO, Oct. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - The Sidney Hillman Foundation is now
accepting nominations for the 2014 Canadian Hillman Prize honouring excellence in journalism in service of the common good. The
Hillman Prize seeks out the best investigative reporting that draws
attention to social or economic injustice and hopefully leads to
corrective measures. We strive to recognize discernment of a
significant news story, resourcefulness and courage in reporting, skill
in relating the story and the impact of the coverage.
The 2014 prize will be given to a reported piece or series produced,
published, broadcast or exhibited in 2013. Eligible entries include
reporting in newspapers, magazines and online, as well as film and
broadcast journalism (television and radio), and multi-media. The
contest is open to journalists and subjects globally, although the
content must have been published in Canada. The postmark deadline for
submissions is January 9, 2014.
The winner(s) of the Canadian Hillman Prize will be announced in
mid-March and awarded travel to receive a certificate and a $5,000
prize at a reception to be held on Tuesday April 1, 2014 in Toronto.
The winner will also get to travel to New York City to participate in
the U.S. awards ceremony to be held May 6, 2014. The Canadian winner
will be listed among all Hillman Prize winners on the Hillman Foundation website.
There is no submission fee. A cover letter and four copies of the
nominated material are all that is required.
This year's entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of Canadian judges: Tony Burman, previously managing director of Al Jazeera English, chief
news editor of CBC News, and currently Toronto Star world affairs
columnist, Fiona Reid, acclaimed theatre actress and Vice President of
the Actors' Fund of Canada and Bonnie Brown, a journalist who has
worked as a television documentary producer and radio news producer at
CBC for 15 years.
Since 1950, 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.
Sidney Hillman, an architect of the New Deal, fought to build a vibrant
union movement extending beyond the shop floor to all aspects of
"In each of the three years the Canadian Hillman Prize has been awarded
we have been exposed to the tenacity, hard work and creativity of
Canadian journalists who are unflinchingly committed to exposing
injustice and seeing it corrected," said Alex Dagg, Director of
Operations, National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) and
member of the board of directors of the Sidney Hillman Foundation.
"Reflecting on the past year's news, we anticipate a tough decision by
our judging panel, which means Canadian media are doing it right."
Please forward all nominations/submissions to:
500-579 Richmond Street West
SOURCE: Sidney Hillman Foundation
For further information:
For more information and to see past winners, please visit the website at www.hillmanfoundation.org.