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The Landsberg Award

by Adeshola Dahunsi

Application Deadline: February 19th, 2021

The Landsberg Award is proudly 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.

This award will recognize 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 2020. 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.

Apply for The Landsberg Award

Judging Methodology

The judging panel is comprised of four to eight jurors who review all submitted entries through an online portal, rank the entries and then attend a face-to-face meeting or participate via conference call with their rankings to agree on the recipient–and finalists, if applicable–of the award. The shortlist will be announced in April, with the winner announced at the virtual ceremony on June 9.

Official Website: The Landsberg Award

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