Submissions for the 2013 Canadian Hillman Prize are now open. The prestigious Hillman Awards are given to “honour excellence in journalism in service of the common good”. The deadline for submissions is January 9, 2013.
The Hillman Awards have a long history of supporting unions and social justice in the U.S., and are in their third year in Canada.
Past winners include Diana Swain, Timothy Sawa, Angela Gilbert for “Scout’s Honour” / CBC Investigative Unit and the fifth estate, and Steve Buist for “Code Red” /Hamilton Spectator; an honourable mention went to Tyler Walsh, Helen Fallding and Joe Bryksa for “No Running Water”/ Winnipeg Free Press.
You can find our more at the Hillman Foundation website, but here is some helpful information :
-The 2013 prize will be given to a reported piece or series produced, published, broadcast or exhibited in 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 on Tuesday March 19, 2013 in Toronto. The winner will also get to travel to New York City to participate in the U.S. prize ceremony to be held May 7, 2013.
-There is no submission fee. A cover letter and four copies of the nominated material are all that is required
-Submissions are judged by a distinguished panel of Canadian judges including Jim Stanford, Economist with the Canadian Auto Workers and columnist for The Globe and Mail; and Bronwyn Drainie, editor‐in‐chief of the Literary Review of Canada.