2024 Hillman Prize Nominations
The Call for Entries for the 2024 Hillman Prize contest is now closed. The deadline for entry was January 30, 2024.
Please click the box at the bottom of this page to enter. You will see category-specific instructions as well as a textbox to enter your cover letter. You may upload files, provide links and/or mail copies to our office but you must fill out the form or we will not have a record of your entry.
2024 Categories are as follows:
1. Book (nonfiction)
2. Newspaper Journalism (story, series or multimedia; print or online)
3. Magazine Journalism (longform; print or online)
4. Broadcast Journalism (television, radio or podcast; at least 20 minutes in total package length)
5. Opinion & Analysis Journalism (commentary and analysis in any medium)
Please note for 2024 we have eliminated the Web catagory. If you write for a digital outlet, use your best judgement as to whether it fits better in the Newspaper or Magazine category. Please do NOT enter the same work twice in two different categories. Don’t worry, if we think your work fits better in a diffrerent category we will reassign it.
New in 2024, the foundation will administer the SEIU Award for Reporting on Racial and Economic Justice. All Hillman Prize entries will be automatically considered for this award as well.
The contest is open to journalists globally, although work must have been widely accessible to a U.S. audience. Stories may be on any topic but we prioritize entries with U.S impact. You may nominate your own work or someone else’s. You may apply on your own, or be entered by your outlet/organization. There is no limit to the number of entries one outlet may make. There is no fee to enter.
Winners will be announced in April 2024. Hillman Prize winners will be awarded a $5,000 honorarium and a certificate at our annual ceremony to be held in New York City on Tuesday May 7, 2024.
You can see previous winners here.
Since 1950, the Sidney Hillman Foundation has honored journalists, writers and public figures that pursue investigative journalism and public policy in service of the common good. Sidney Hillman was the founding president of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, a predecessor union of Workers United, SEIU. Sidney Hillman, an architect of the New Deal, fought to build a vibrant union movement extending beyond the shop floor to all aspects of working people’s lives.
Questions? Alexandra Lescaze 917-696-2494 or Alex@HillmanFoundation.org