THE DALTON CAMP AWARD 2022
UPDATE: The winners for the 2022 Dalton Camp Award have been selected and notified. We thank all those who submitted.
Please read our Rules and Regulations before you submit your essay.
The Dalton Camp Award is a $10,000 prize for the best essay on the link between media and democracy, presented annually by FRIENDS (formerly FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting). FRIENDS launched the award in 2002 to honour the memory of Dalton Camp, a distinguished commentator on Canadian public affairs.
Eligible essays written in English up to 2,000 words in length are judged on both subject matter and strength of written expression on an anonymous basis by a jury.
Any Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, regardless of age, student or professional status may enter for the $10,000 prize. Students enrolled in a recognized post-secondary institution are also eligible for the $2,500 Student Prize. FRIENDS encourages and welcomes applications from across genders, ages, abilities, sexual orientations, religions and beliefs.
There is no entry fee.
The Toronto Star and The Tyee are our official media partner for 2022. The winning essay will be published in The Tyee.
The winner of the 2021 Dalton Camp Award is Christopher Cheung. Read his winning essay Blind Spots.