The Canadian Journalism Foundation Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism honours a Canadian organization that embodies exemplary journalism with a resulting impact on the community it serves. You can enter in one of two categories: large media organization (more than 50 full-time employees) or small media organization (50 full-time employees or less) determined by the size of their staff for reporting, production, technical and presentation support and the staff they can draw upon within any larger organization of which they are a part.

Entrants must indicate which of these two categories they represent. There is a $200 application fee for large media organizations and a $100 application fee for small media organizations.

Entries will be judged on a specific story or series of stories produced by each organization during calendar year 2016. Only material published or broadcast in 2016 may be submitted. Only one entry will be accepted from a single Canadian print media outlet, broadcast program or online news organization. Entries may have up to THREE individual items on a common theme. Can include: articles, editorials, blogs, photographs, cartoons, videos, radio broadcasts, interactive graphics, multimedia projects.

How to Submit:

Please complete the form below.
Submissions from print, broadcast or online news outlets must be available to jurors on an active URL.
All submissions must include the applicable entry fee.
All submissions must include a high-quality version of your company’s logo as an eps file.

If you have questions, please contact Natalie Turvey, CJF executive director, at

Please note the maximum number of words permitted per response.

Deadline: February 24, 2017, 11:59 pm EST.
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