Canadian Association of Journalists awards program accepting nominations

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce entries are now being accepted for the CAJ Awards program, featuring Canada’s top investigative journalism award — as well as a new prize that celebrates journalism that uses Freedom of Information or Access to Information requests.

The CAJ Awards program features 18 categories, including scoop, broadcast, photojournalism, environmental reporting and a new Freedom of Information Journalism award.

CAJ members who submit an individual entry into the Community Written or Community Broadcast categories will have their entry fees waived. CAJ student members submitting individual entries to the Student Award of Excellence pay no entry fee.

The CAJ is pleased to announce the Science Media Centre of Canada will sponsor the Environmental and Climate Change Award, which was added to the program in 2019. The award has been renamed to acknowledge this support.

The Freedom of Information Journalism award is sponsored by the Ken and Debbie Rubin Public Interest Advocacy Fund. These new partnerships expand on the ones the CAJ Awards have with other organizations to encourage and recognize journalists’ work in those areas.

Finalists for 2021 CAJ Awards will be announced in early spring 2022. The recipients will be announced at a gala celebration currently being planned for May 2022 in Montreal.