For post-secondary students, money is an important but delicate subject. When you can get more funds for your studies, it’s always a plus.
The Friends of Canadian Broadcasting established a scholarship in 2002 for this exact purpose. The Dalton Camp Award is named in honour of the late Dalton Camp, a prominent and distinguished commentator on a variety of Canadian public affairs. Dalton Camp started as a junior copywriter in 1949 but was promoted to copy chief not even three years later. Eventually after a long and successful career in advertising, Camp became the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party in 1964. He would not stop there, and went on to manage over 27 political leadership campaigns.
This is the 16th time the scholarship will be awarded to a gifted writer. The 2018 award has a grand prize of $10,000! To receive the award, an individual must submit a creative, original essay outlining the link between democracy and the media in Canada. A second award of $2500 may also be awarded for the best essay submitted written by a post-secondary student. The recipients will be chosen by a selection committee comprised of individuals with backgrounds in writing, editing and journalism. The selection committee will contact the winner(s) between December 2017 and March 2018, depending on the volume of essays submitted.
In the essay, participants are also to submit a biographical sketch as well as their name, contact information and their total word count for the essay. Those students wishing to partake in the essay contest are advised to become familiar with the rules which can be found on the Dalton Camp Award website. The deadline to submit an essay for the 2018 Dalton Camp award is December 1st, 2017. For more information and to submit your essay visit DaltonCampAward.ca.