The Landsberg Award is presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation in association with the Canadian Women’s Foundation. The award celebrates a journalist who is raising awareness about women’s equality issues in Canada and aims to inspire an increase in the media coverage and voice of women in Canada.

The award is named after Michele Landsberg—an award-winning Canadian journalist, author, social activist and feminist—to acknowledge the tremendous impact that she has had as an advocate and role model for all women in Canada.

The award will inspire relentless and fearless journalists to consider Canadian news from a women’s equality perspective.

The award recognizes a working journalist (employed or freelance) doing exceptional research, analysis and writing through a gender lens about women's equality issues in Canada.

The award recipient will receive a $5,000 prize from the Canadian Women's Foundation.

Awarded to a working journalist (employed or freelance) who has done the most to shine a spotlight on women’s equality issues in Canada in print, broadcast or online news reporting in 2016. Entries involving more than one contributor are welcome, and will be judged as a single submission. Submissions are welcome in the following formats: article, column, online piece, editorial, op-ed, radio program, podcast, television program or documentary film.

How the jury will evaluate submissions:
1. The submitted work is clearly informed by a gender analysis and feminist framework. (40%)
2. The submitted work has had a positive impact on issues facing women and girls in Canada. This might include raising public awareness, creating policy change, adding a fresh perspective to a well-known topic or bringing visibility to a previously unknown issue. (30%)
3. The submitted work should have a long-term impact on raising awareness of issues facing women and girls in Canada. (30%)

For full details of the award, visit The Landsberg Award page. For questions, contact Natalie Turvey, executive director of The Canadian Journalism Foundation, at

Please provide your contact information, followed by your application and one to three relevant samples of your work.

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