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. The official media partner for the 2020 Dalton Camp Award is the Toronto Star.
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 $10,000 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.
Deadline for entries: March 20, 2020 at 8pm EST.