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The Dalton Camp Award

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 2019 Dalton Camp Award winner is Samuel Piccolo, for his essay A Sleepless Year in a Sleepy Town, an eloquent first-hand account of the power of local journalism. Piccolo receives the prize of $10,000, as well as a bronze cast medal by the late Canadian sculptress Dora de Pédèry-Hunt.

Information regarding the 2020 Dalton Camp Award will announced in November 2019. Sign-up to our newsletter or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay in the loop.

Winning Essays (2003-2019)

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.

Media Downloads

Download the 2019 Dalton Camp Award poster and other goodies.

Rules

2019 Rules of the Dalton Camp Award.

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

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