Journalists can apply for 2021 Hillman Prizes

DEADLINE: JANUARY 30, 2021 — Call for Entries for the 2021 Hillman Prizes is now open.

Newspaper and magazine columnists, TV and radio presenters, podcasters, blogs, and bloggers can apply.

Winners will be awarded travel to New York City to receive a $5,000 prize and a certificate.

There is no entry fee neither is there a limit to the number of entries the same outlet may enter.

Entries can be submitted in the following categories:

• Book (bound volumes and ebooks)

• Newspaper Journalism (story or series/in print or online)

• Magazine Journalism (story or series/in print or online)

• Broadcast Journalism (story/series/documentary at least 20 minutes in total package length that has aired on television, radio or podcast)

• Web Journalism (story, series or multimedia not in print. Multimedia projects may include text, photo, video, graphics)

• Opinion & Analysis Journalism (any medium) Includes all types of advocacy, opinion, commentary and analysis, normally short-form and/or frequent, regardless of medium.

Entries must be widely accessible to be U.S. audience

Winners will be announced in April 2021.



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