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2020 Canadian Hillman Prize

The Call for Entries for the 2020 Canadian Hillman Prize is now closed.  The deadline was January 15, 2020. Thank you to all who entered.


There is no fee to enter. There is no limit to the number of entries one publication or outlet may enter.

The Canadian Hillman Prize honours excellence in journalism in service of the common good. The Hillman Prize seeks out 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 2020 Hillman Prize will be given to a reported story or series published or broadcast in 2019. Eligible entries include reporting in newspapers, magazines and online, as well as television and radio, tablets and multimedia. Entries must have been published in Canada and been widely accessible to a Canadian audience. Self-published work is not eligible.

The winner(s) of the 2020 Canadian Hillman Prize will be announced in March and be awarded travel to receive a $5,000 prize and certificate at a reception in Toronto on March 26, 2020. The recipients will also be invited to travel to New York City on May 4, 2020 to participate in the U.S. awards ceremony, and will be listed among all previous Hillman Prize winners on the Hillman Foundation website.

Entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of Canadian judges: Tony Burman, whose more than four decade career as a journalist includes managing director of Al Jazeera English, and chief news editor of CBC News; Garvia Bailey, arts journalist, broadcaster and producer; and Bonnie Brown, longtime documentary and news producer at CBC Radio and Television.


For questions, please contact:

Courtney Radic at 416-427-5041 or courtney@hillmanfoundation.org