2nd annual Canadian Prize Honours Excellence in Journalism
In Service of the Common Good
* ATTENTION EDITORS AND AWARDS COORDINATORS *
TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2011 /CNW/ - The Sidney Hillman Foundation is now
accepting nominations and submissions for the 2012 Canadian Hillman Prize honouring excellence in journalism in service of the common good.
The 2012 prize will be given to a reported piece or series produced,
published, broadcast or exhibited in 2011. Eligible entries include
reporting in newspapers, magazines, and online, as well as film and
broadcast journalism (television and radio), photojournalism, 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, 2012. A winner will be
announced in early March 2012.
The winner of the Canadian Hillman Prize will be awarded travel to
receive a certificate and a $5,000 prize at a reception to be held Tuesday March 20, 2012 in Toronto. The winner will also get to travel to New York City to participate in
the US awards ceremony to be held May 1, 2012. The Canadian winner will
be listed among all 2012 Hillman Prize winners in the announcement that
runs in the New York Times and be recognized 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. For photojournalism
entries, we would most like to see tear sheets (photos as they were
published) but scanned work on discs is also acceptable and/or can be
Submissions are judged by a distinguished panel of Canadian judges: Jim Stanford, Economist with the Canadian Auto Workers, Canada's
largest private-sector trade union and columnist for the Globe and Mail; Laszlo Barna, Gemini Award-winning executive producer with 30 years
experience in the dramatic and documentary film and television
industry; and Bronwyn Drainie, editor-in-chief of the Literary Review of Canada.
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
"The 2011 Hillman Prize submissions demonstrated that journalists in all
corners of the country are digging deep to shine a spotlight on the
challenging lives of Canadians," said Alex Dagg, Canadian Director of
Workers United. "We are very much looking forward to what we will learn
from the 2012 submissions and ultimately meeting the winner who will be
chosen by our esteemed judges."
Please forward all nominations/submissions to:
500-579 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario
For more information and to see past winners, please visit the website
SOURCE Sidney Hillman Foundation
For further information:
500-579 Richmond Street West