Since 1950, the Sidney Hillman Foundation has honored journalists, writers, and public figures who pursue investigative journalism and public policy for the common good.
The foundation is accepting nominations for the 2017 Hillman Prizes, an annual program that honors investigative journalism and commentary in the public interest. Winners exemplify sound news judgment, resourcefulness and courage in reporting, skilled storytelling, and social impact.
The 2017 prizes will be awarded for work produced, published, broadcast, or exhibited in 2016. Categories include books (nonfiction); newspaper reporting (print or online); magazine reporting (print or online); broadcast journalism (video or radio programs longer than twenty minutes and documentary film); Web journalism (online multimedia reporting by an individual or an institution; should have a substantial visual component as well as text); and opinion journalism (commentary and analysis in any medium).
Winners will be announced in April 2017. Each winner will receive a $5,000 prize and a certificate at the foundation's awards ceremony and cocktail reception to be held May 9, 2017, in New York City. Travel expenses will be provided.
The contest is open to journalists and subjects worldwide, although submitted work must have been published in the United States.
See the Hillman Foundation website for complete program guidelines, nomination instructions, and information about previous Hillman Prize winners.