Hillman Foundation | Journalism for the Common Good

Sidney Awards

Ben Bishop
A mailer that Amazon sent its Bessemer, Alabama warehouse workers in late February with instructions for voting in the union election
March 10, 2021

About the Foundation

The Sidney Hillman Foundation honors excellence in journalism in service of the common good.

Our awards and programs honor the legacy and vision of union pioneer and New Deal architect Sidney Hillman.

Hillman Prizes

United States

2020 Hillman Prize winners

Call for Entries is now closed.

About the Hillman Prizes


New & Notable

The Call for Entries for the 2021 U.S Hillman Prizes is now closed. Judging is underway.

Apply here for a labor and workplace reporting grant. Rolling deadline. 

The first ‘Reporting the U.S Workpace’ program at the Newmark J-school in NYC was held Jan. 9-10, 2020. The program pays all expenses including transportation, hotel and food. We were unable to run the program in 2021 due to the pandemic, but we hope to run the program again in Fall 2021 or Winter 2022. Please email us to be added to the email list. 

Hillman judge Katrina vanden Heuvel on the urgent necesssity of public-interest journalism in The Washington Post