Award
THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB

Accepts entries starting
Entry Deadline May 31, 2015
Decision Date
Ceremony Date
Entry Fee (See Details)
Monetary or Material Award (See Details)

About the Award

For more than fifty years, the Sidney Hillman Foundation has awarded the Hillman prizes, which are among the most prestigious honors in journalism. In 2009, the foundation inaugurated the Sidney, a monthly award for an outstanding piece of socially-conscious journalism. We are looking for investigative work that fosters social and economic justice.

For more than 60 years, the Sidney Hillman Foundation has awarded, annually, the prestigious Hillman Prizes in Journalism. In 2009, the Foundation inaugurated the Sidney, a monthly award for an outstanding piece of socially-conscious journalism. We are looking for commentary and investigative work in service of the common good.

The Sidney is awarded monthly to a piece published in a magazine, newspaper, or online in the United States. Television and radio programs broadcast in the United States are also eligible.

Deadlines are the last day of the month in which the piece was published/aired. For Magazines, we go by the date the piece was first published--online or in print--for eligibility.

You may submit your own work or nominate someone else's.

Whenever possible, please provide the full text of the story you are nominating, either in the body of your email or as an attachment, as well as the URL.

The Foundation will announce each month's winner on the second Wednesday of the month. Recipients will be awarded $500, a bottle of union-made wine, and our certificate designed by New Yorker cartoonist, Edward Sorel.

Notable Winners

August, 2014
Winner: Jay Root Wins August Sidney for Exposé of Texas’ Threadbare Workers’ Compensation System

July, 2014
Winner: Esther Kaplan Wins July Sidney for “Losing Sparta: The Bitter Truth About the Gospel Of Productivity”

June, 2014
Winner: Beth Schwartzapfel Wins June Sidney for “The Great American Chain Gang”

Jury

Monetary/Material Award Details

$500, a bottle of union-made wine, and our certificate designed by New Yorker cartoonist, Edward Sorel.

Eligibility Requirements

Your work must have been published during the month prior

Entry Fee Details

Required Material

You may submit your own work or nominate someone else's.

Whenever possible, please provide the full text of the story you are nominating, either in the body of your email or as an attachment, as well as the URL.

Entry Format

Entry process is through the online nomination form

Contact Information

Bruce Raynor
President

Alexandra Lescaze
Executive Director
917-696-2494
[email protected]

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