The Sidney Hillman Foundation awards the Hillman Prizes for Journalism in the U.S and Canada, as well as the monthly Sidney Awards for investigative journalism in service of the common good.

New in 2024, the foundation will administer the SEIU Award for Reporting on Racial and Economic Justice. All U.S Hillman Prize entries will automatically be considered for this award as well.

U.S: The call for entries for the 2024 U.S Hillman Prizes is now closed The deadline was January 30, 2024 at 11:59pm EST.

CANADA: The call for entries for the 2024 Canadian Hillman Prizes is now closed. The deadline to enter was January 15, 2024 at 11:59pm EST.

Please submit a well-focused story proposal of no more than three pages. Think of it as a pitch, much like you would submit to an editor: give us enough preliminary reporting and documentation to demonstrate that the story is solid. The proposal should highlight what’s new and significant about the story, why it matters now, any unique access or documents you may have, and what its potential impact might be.

There is no deadline. We will accept pitches on a rolling basis.

The maximum grant will be $5,000 but grants of varying amounts will be awarded based on demonstrated need. You must have an outlet already attached.

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