3rd annual Canadian Prize Honours Excellence in Journalism In Service of the Common Good
TORONTO, Oct. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - The Sidney Hillman Foundation is now accepting nominations and submissions for the 2013 Canadian Hillman Prize honouring excellence in journalism in service of the common good.
The 2013 prize will be given to a reported piece or series produced, published, broadcast or exhibited in 2012. 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, 2013. A winner will be announced in early March 2013.
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 on Tuesday March 19, 2013 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 7, 2013. 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. 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 supplemental.
Submissions are judged by a distinguished panel of Canadian judges including Jim Stanford, Economist with the Canadian Auto Workers, Canada's largest private-sector trade union and columnist for the Globe and Mail;and Bronwyn Drainie, editor-in-chief of the Literary Review of Canada and Brian Topp, the Director of Information Services at ACTRA (the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) and the Executive Director and CEO of ACTRA Toronto.
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 workers' lives.
"We now have two years of Canadian Hillman Prizes under our belt and it is clear from our many submissions and prize winners that reporters are more committed than ever to exposing stories about the injustice and hardship that Canadians experience," said Alex Dagg, Director of Operations, National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) and member of the board of directors of the Sidney Hillman Foundation. "We are looking forward to what we will learn from the 2012 submissions and ultimately meeting the winner who will be chosen by our esteemed judges."
For more information and to see past winners, please visit the website at www.hillmanfoundation.org.
SOURCE: Sidney Hillman Foundation
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