Dalton Camp Award $10,000

Dear Shannon,

The Dalton Camp Award will go to the winner or winners of an essay competition on the link between democracy and the media in Canada.In 2013, there will be 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.

In addition, a second Award consisting of a prize of $2,500 may be awarded, at the Selection Committee’s discretion, to the best essay by an entrant who is or was during the calendar year of the Award a student at a recognized post-secondary institution.

Usually I write you about some urgent issue where FRIENDS is responding to a major problem in Canada’s audio-visual system.

This note is different.

For eleven years now, FRIENDS has sponsored the Dalton Camp Award, an essay competition honouring the memory of a great Canadian journalist and political actor who, among his many achievements, was one of FRIENDS’ founders in 1985.

This year, we have increased this Award to $10,000 in order to encourage more Canadians to think and write about the links between media and democracy.

Please take a moment to consider persons you know who might be interested in this Award – and pass this opportunity along to them.

The deadline for entries this year is November 15.

The official rules, past winning essays, a video biography on Dalton Camp, and other details about the Award are available from the Dalton Camp Award website:


Best regards, and thanks for your help in communicating this opportunity within your circle of friends!