Sponsored by the FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting, The Dalton Camp Award is named in honour of distinguished political commentator Dalton Camp. The essay contest asked Canadians to comment on the link between the media and democracy.
The 2004 winners were announced today. They are:
DANIELLE DEVEREAUX, a writer and a graduate student in Women's Studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
CARESSA GEE, who is currently completing her Masters degree in International Affairs at Carleton University.
MYLES LESLIE, a recent graduate from the University of British Columbia's Masters of Journalism program.
The formal award presentation will take place on Monday, June 14th at the Banff Television Festival. Each Award consists of a cash prize of $5,000 as well as a bronze cast medal by Canadian sculptress Dora De Pédèry-Hunt. Details of the Dalton Camp Award and the winning essays are posted to
"The timing of these awards is quite wonderful. With a federal election in full swing, these young Canadians have something important to say about the links between journalism and democracy," said FRIENDS' spokesperson Ian Morrison.
FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting is a Canada-wide watchdog organization supported by 60,000 households whose mission is to defend and enhance the quality and quantity of Canadian programming in the Canadian audio-visual system.
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