Hillman Prize for Investigative Journalism

Deadline: 30 January 2015
Open to: international journalists and subjects
Prize: US $5,000


The Sidney Hillman Foundation is accepting entries for the 2015 Hillman Prizes which honor investigative journalism and commentary in the public interest. Winners exemplify resourcefulness and courage in reporting, skilled storytelling, and social impact in their stories.

The 2015 Hillman Prizes will be given for work produced, published or broadcast in 2014. 2015 categories are as follows:

  • 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 or series/at least 20 minutes in total package length)Open to television, web TV, radio, podcast, and documentary film;
  • Web Journalism (publication/story or series/multimedia) Open to blogs, photojournalism, computer-assisted reporting, new investigative tools, mapping, crowd sourcing, and other multimedia projects. Entries should feature both text and visual components;
  • Opinion & Analysis Journalism (any medium) Includes all types of advocacy, opinion, commentary and analysis, normally short-form and/or frequent, regardless of medium. Open to newspaper and magazine columnists, TV and radio presenters, podcasters, blogs, and bloggers.


The contest is open to journalists and subjects globally, although work must have been intended for and widely accessible to a U.S. audience.


Winners will be announced in April 2015. Winners are awarded travel to New York City to receive a $5,000 prize and a certificate at their awards ceremony and cocktail reception which is going to be held on 5 May, 2015.


You can submit your work here.

Deadline for submission is 30 January 2015.

The official webpage

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