The Sidney Hillman Foundation is now accepting submissions for the 2014 Hillman Prizes in honor of investigative journalism and commentary in the public interest. Winners exemplify sound news judgment, resourcefulness and courage in reporting, skilled storytelling and social impact.

The 2014 prizes will be given for work produced, published, broadcast, or exhibited in 2013. Categories include:

·         books (non-fiction)

·         newspaper reporting (print or online)

·         magazine reporting (print or online)

·         broadcast journalism (video or radio programs longer than 20 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)

·         opinion journalism (commentary and analysis in any medium)

The received-by deadline for all submissions is January 31, 2014. There  is no submission fee.  A cover letter and copies of the nominated material are all that are required. View the submission form and application instructions.


Winners will be announced in April 2014. Each winner is awarded travel to   New York City to receive a $5,000 prize and a certificate designed by New  Yorker cartoonist, Edward Sorel, at our awards ceremony and cocktail  reception to be held Tuesday May 6, 2014 at the New York Times Center.

Submissions are judged by a distinguished panel of journalists: Hendrik Hertzberg, senior editor, The New Yorker; Harold Meyerson, Washington Post columnist and editor-at- large,The American Prospect; Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher,The Nation; Rose Marie Arce, senior producer, CNN; and Ta-Nehisi Coates, Senior Editor, The Atlantic.

See previous winners here.

Since 1950, the Sidney Hillman Foundation has honored journalists, writers and public figures who pursue investigative journalism and public policy for the common good. Sidney Hillman was the founding president of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union of America, a predecessor union of Workers United, SEIU. Sidney Hillman, an architect of the New Deal, fought to build a vibrant union movement extending beyond the shop floor to all aspects of working people's lives.

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