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2020 U.S. Hillman Prizes

Awards to USA Journalists for
Excellence in Public Service Journalism

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Sidney Hillman Foundation

Deadline Date:

01/30/20

Description:

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Awards of $5,000 to USA journalists to recognize outstanding commentary or investigative journalism that serves the common good. Nominees should demonstrate strong storytelling skills, reportorial excellence, and social justice impact. The contest is open to journalists and subjects globally, although work must have been intended for and be widely accessible to a U.S. audience.

Categories are as follows:

  1. Book (bound volumes and ebooks)
  2. Newspaper Journalism (story or series/in print or online) 
  3. Magazine Journalism (story or series/in print or online)
  4. Broadcast Journalism (story/series/documentary at least 20 minutes in total package length that has aired on television, radio or podcast)
  5. Web Journalism (story/series that did not appear in print) Open to blogs, photojournalism, and other multimedia projects as well as text.
  6. Opinion & Analysis Journalism (any medium) Includes all types of advocacy, opinion, commentary and analysis, normally short-form and/or frequent, regardless of medium. Open to newspaper and magazine columnists, TV and radio presenters, podcasters, blogs, and bloggers.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177619

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Winners are awarded travel to New York City to receive a $5,000 prize and a certificate at an awards ceremony.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The contest is open to journalists and subjects globally, although work must have been intended for and be widely accessible to a U.S. audience. You may nominate your own work or someone else’s. You may apply on your own, or be entered by your organization. There is no limit to the number of entries one outlet or publication may enter.

Pre-Application Information:

The Call for Entries for the 2020 Hillman Prizes will open November 19. The deadline will be January 30, 2020. Winners will be announced in April 2020. An awards ceremony will be held in May 2020.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply online: https://hillmanfoundation.submittable.com/submit

Please mail all hard copy submissions (that you do not link to or upload online) to:
The Sidney Hillman Foundation
330 West 42nd St., Suite 900
New York, NY 10036

Contact: Alexandra Lescaze at Alex@HillmanFoundation.org or 646-448-6413

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