Nominations for the Press Freedom Award are now open.

The Press Freedom Award goes to journalists and media workers in Canadian print, digital or broadcasting who made a significant contribution to freedom of expression.

That could mean standing up to government or private interests that would thwart the reporting of events or stories of significant public interest, the committee said. It could also mean advancing press freedom through the subjects he or she reports on.

The winner receives a $1,000 prize and a certificate from the Canadian Commission for UNESCO at the annual World Press Freedom Day Luncheon in Ottawa on May 3, 2018.

The application deadline is March 1, 2018.

Click here to read more and to find the application form.