2018 Hillman Prize Contest for Investigative Journalism Opens

Bruce S. Raynor, Sidney Hillman Foundation
Bruce S. Raynor, Sidney Hillman Foundation

The 2018 Hillman prize contest for investigative journalism has been thrown open by the   Sidney Hillman Foundation.

The Hillman Prize honours  investigative journalism and commentary in service of the common good from reporters whose works exemplify reportorial excellence, storytelling skill, and social justice impact.

Winners of the contest must  demonstrate reportorial excellence, storytelling skill, and social justice impact. They will be sponsored in an all-expense paid trip to New York City and will receive a $5,000 prize and a certificate at the awards ceremony that will be held on May 8, 2018.]

Interested persons can nominate their own works or someone else’s and have till January 30, 2018 to submit their nomination. Winners of the contest will be announced in April 2018.

The prizes are available in six categories including Book (bound volumes and ebooks); Newspaper Journalism (story or series/in print or online); Magazine Journalism (story or series/in print or online); and Broadcast Journalism (story/series/documentary at least 20 minutes in total package length that has aired on television or radio).

The other two categories are Web Journalism (story/series that did not appear in print). This category is open to blogs, photojournalism, and other multimedia projects as well as text; and Opinion & Analysis Journalism (any medium). This category includes all types of advocacy, opinion, commentary and analysis, normally short-form and/or frequent, regardless of medium. It is open to newspaper and magazine columnists, TV and radio presenters, podcasters, blogs, and bloggers.

Category-specific instructions as well as a textbox to enter cover letter can be accessed at http://hillmanfoundation.submittable.com/submit.

Sidney Hillman an architect of the New Deal, was the founding president of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, a predecessor union of Workers United, SEIU. He fought to build a vibrant union movement extending beyond the shop floor to all aspects of working people’s lives.

The Sidney Hillman Foundation has since 1950 honoured journalists, writers and public figures that pursue investigative journalism and public policy in service of the common good.

To apply or nominate, please visit http://www.hillmanfoundation.org/hillman-prizes/nominations

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