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2018 Canadian Hillman Prize

The Call for Entries for the 2018 Canadian Hillman Prize will open November 1. The deadline will be January 15, 2018.   

2017 winners can be seen here.


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 2018 Hillman Prize will be given to a reported story or series published or broadcast in 2017. 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.

There is no fee to enter. 

The winner(s) of the 2018 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 28, 2018. The recipients will also be invited to travel to New York City in May 2017 to participate in the U.S. awards ceremony, and will be listed among all previous Hillman Prize winners on the Hillman Foundation website.

Entries are judged by a distinguished panel of Canadian judges: Tony Burman, previously managing director of Al Jazeera English, and chief news editor of CBC News; Armine Yalnizyan, senior economist at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and one of Canada’s leading progressive voices in mainstream media; and Bonnie Brown, television documentary producer and radio news producer at CBC for 17 years. 

There is no fee to enter.  A cover letter and copy/links to the nominated material are all that is required. 


For paper entries, please forward them to:

Stephanie Bell
c/o MediaProfile
579 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 1Y6 

For questions, please contact:
Courtney Radic at
416-427-5041 or [email protected]