Dalton Camp Award - Friends of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

NOTE: The deadline for this award has passed (January 8, 2024)

Award Quick Look

Deadline: Monday, January 8, 2024

Amount: $10,000 plus $2,500

Student Status: Full Time

Type: External


  • Canadian
  • Permanent Resident


  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science in Management


  • School of Graduate Studies


Essays under 2,000 words are invited on any topic relating to the link between democracy and the media in Canada. Essays should be creative, engaging, and provocative and be written in a dynamic, compelling style. Essays shall be written in English, and not exceed 2,000 words in length, including any editorial content in citations. Essays will be judged on both the subject matter and strength of written expression. Avoid technical and academic writing. Creativity and originality in writing styles and expression of ideas are essential.


  • January 8, 2023 at 8:00pm EST


  • $10,000 plus $2,500 Student Prize for the best essay submitted


  • Any Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, regardless of age, student or professional status, may enter this essay except
    • members of the FRIENDS' Board of Director
    • FRIENDS' employees
    • FRIENDS' retained consultants or business associates
    • members of the Selection Committee, as well as their immediate family members
  • Post-secondary students may also enter their essay for a secondary Student Prize
  • Students who wish to be considered for the additional Student Prize must self-identify at the time of entry in order to be eligible
  • Students must be enrolled full-time at a recognized post-secondary institution, at the time of entry or at any time during the same calendar year. 

For more information, rules and online submission please visit the Dalton Camp Award website