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The Dalton Camp Award

A small drop of ink... makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.
— Lord Byron

FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting announced The Dalton Camp Award in 2002 to honour the memory of Dalton Camp, a distinguished commentator on Canadian public affairs.

The Dalton Camp Award will go to the winner or winners of an essay competition on the link between democracy and the media in Canada. In 2018, there was one Award, open to all eligible entrants, consisting of a prize of $10,000, as well as a bronze cast medal by the late Canadian sculptress Dora de Pédèry-Hunt. In addition, a second Award consisting of a prize of $2,500 was awarded, at the Selection Committee’s discretion, to the best essay by an entrant who is or was during the calendar year of the Award a student at a recognized post-secondary institution.

About Dalton Camp

Read the biography of Dalton Camp and watch the video that commemorates his life and communicates the story of the Dalton Camp Award.

Rules

2019 Rules of the Dalton Camp Award.

Winning Essays

The Dalton Camp Award goes to the winner or winners of an essay competition on the link between democracy and the media in Canada. In 2018, there was one Award, open to all eligible entrants, consisting of a prize of $10,000, as well as a bronze cast medal by the late Canadian sculptress Dora de Pédèry-Hunt.

Selection Committee

The Dalton Camp Award Selection Committee is composed of Gene Allen, Pauline Couture and Stephen Kimber.

DCA Medal

The Dalton Camp Award Medal was designed by Canada's foremost medal designer and sculptress, Dore de Pédèry-Hunt.

Downloads

Download the 2019 Dalton Camp Award poster and other goodies.

Q & A

FRIENDS asked the winners of the 2008 Dalton Camp Award - Matthieu Aikins and Fraser MacLean - a few questions about their experience entering the Dalton Camp Award, and what practical tips they have for future entrants. Read their responses below.