The call for entries for the 2022 U.S Hillman Prizes is open. The deadline is January 30, 2022.

The call for the 2022 Canadian Hillman Prize is now closed. The submission deadline was January 15, 2022.

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.

Broadcast Journalism (story/series/documentary at least 20 minutes in total package length that aired on television, radio or podcast in 2021)   
Entry deadline is January 30, 2022.  
You may nominate your own work or someone else's. There is no entry fee.   
A cover letter and link to the program are all that are required.  The cover letter should be 1-2 pages and summarize the content of the reporting, its impact, and explain why it deserves the prize according to the mission of the Sidney Hillman Foundation.    
Please remember to include passwords if needed.

Web Journalism (story, series or multimedia not in print. Multimedia projects may include text, photo, video, graphics)   
The deadline is January 30, 2022.    
The contest is open to journalists and subjects globally, although entries must have been published online for a U.S audience in 2021. Self-published work is not eligible.
You may nominate your own work or someone else's. There is no entry fee.   
A cover letter and link to the entry are all that are required. The cover letter should be 1-2 pages and summarize the content of the reporting, its impact, and explain why it deserves the prize according to the mission of the Sidney Hillman Foundation.

Magazine Journalism (print or online) 
    
The deadline is January 30, 2022.    
The contest is open to journalists and subjects globally, although reporting must have been published in English in 2021 in the U.S.
You may nominate your own work or someone else's. There is no entry fee.   
Your cover letter should be 1-2 pages and summarize the content of the reporting, its impact, and explain why it deserves the prize according to the mission of the Sidney Hillman Foundation.   
Please enter a URL below and/or upload a PDF file.

Newspaper Journalism (story or series/in print or online) 
   
Entry deadline is January 30, 2022.    
The contest is open to journalists and subjects globally, although reporting must have been published in 2021 in the U.S. You may nominate your own work or someone else's.    
There is no entry fee.   
A cover letter and a link to the story/series are all that are required.  The cover letter should be 1-2 pages and summarize the content of the story/series, it's impact, and why it deserves the prize according to the mission of the Sidney Hillman Foundation.    
Please upload a PDF or enter URL's below (best if there is one link to an entire series).

Includes all types of opinion, commentary and analysis, regardless of medium. Open to newspaper and magazine columnists, TV and radio presenters, podcasters, blogs, and bloggers.   

Entry deadline is January 30, 2022.    

The contest is open to journalists and subjects globally, although work must have been published or broadcast in 2021 for a U.S audience. You may nominate your own work or someone else's.    

There is no entry fee.    

Your cover letter should be 1-2 pages and summarize the content of the entry, its impact, and explain why it deserves the prize according to the mission of the Sidney Hillman Foundation.

Book Journalism (bound volumes and ebooks)    
The received-by deadline is January 30, 2022.     
The contest is open to journalists and subjects globally, although book must have been published in English in the U.S in 2021. Self-published books are not eligible.    
There is no entry fee.  
A cover letter and TWO (2) copies of the book are all that are required. The cover letter should be 1-2 pages and summarize the content and impact of the book and explain why it deserves the prize according to the mission of the Sidney Hillman Foundation.
**Please note this temporary covid address to which to send your books:
The Sidney Hillman Foundation
18 S. Mill St.
Nyack, NY 10960

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.

The Sidney Hillman Foundation