Hillman Prizes

2017 Canadian Hillman Prize

The Call for Entries for the 2017 Canadian Hillman Prize will open November 1, 2016 and the deadline will be January 13, 2017


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 2017 Hillman Prize will be given to a reported story or series published or broadcast in 2016. Eligible entries include reporting in newspapers, magazines and online, as well as broadcast journalism (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 deadline for submissions will be January 13, 2017

The winner of the 2017 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 30, 2017. The winner will also be invited to travel to New York City in May 2017 to participate in the U.S. awards ceremony. The winner 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 with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives with a twice-weekly business column on CBC’s Metro Morning; and Bonnie Brown, a journalist who has worked as a television documentary producer and radio news producer at CBC for 16 years.

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


For paper entries, please forward them to:

Susan Reisler
c/o Media Profile
579 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 1Y6


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