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The Dalton Camp Award 2020

The Dalton Camp Award 2020

The Dalton Camp Award is a $10,000 prize for the best essay on the link between media and democracy, presented annually by FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting. FRIENDS launched the award in 2002 to honour the memory of Dalton Camp, a distinguished commentator on Canadian public affairs.

In 2020, FRIENDS is pleased to announce a second prize of $2,500 to the best essay submitted by a student journalist.

Eligible essays written in English up to 2,000 words in length will be judged on both subject matter and strength of written expression on an anonymous basis by a jury.

Any Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, regardless of age, student or professional status may enter for the $10,00 prize. Students currently enrolled in a recognized post-secondary journalism programme are also eligible for the $2,500 prize. FRIENDS encourages and welcomes applications from across genders, ages, abilities, sexual orientations, religions and beliefs.

There is no entry fee.

Submissions for the 2020 Dalton Camp Award open on December 2, 2019.

Winning Essays (2003-2019)

Read the winning Dalton Camp Award essays from 2003-2019.

Media Downloads

Download the 2019 Dalton Camp Award poster and other goodies.

Rules and Regulations

Please read our Rules and Regulations before submitting your essay.

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.

DCA Medal

Winners will receive the Dalton Camp Award Medal designed by Canada's foremost medal designer and sculptress, the late Dore de Pédèry-Hunt.

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.