TORONTO, Oct. 30, 2018 – The Sidney Hillman Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2019 CanadianHillman Prize honouring excellence in investigative journalism.
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
Eligibility: 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.
Previous Canadian Hillman Prize winners include The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Hamilton Spectator, The Calgary Herald, The Edmonton Journal, CBC/Radio-Canada and TVO.
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
“We continue to be surprised and excited by the breadth, depth and variety of investigative journalism being done, at both the national and local levels,” said Alex Dagg, Director of Public Policy for Airbnb Canada and Hillman board member. “Our Hillman Prize entries have consistently demonstrated a commitment to quality journalism that asks difficult questions, exposes injustice, and plays an integral role in making this country more equitable and more accountable to its citizens. We look forward to seeing the outstanding work done by Canadian journalists in 2018.”
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.
For more information about the Hillman Prize, please visit hillmanfoundation.org.