The Peter Gzowski Life Literacy Fellowship

Online Entry Form

The winner of the Peter Gzowski Life Literacy Fellowship will receive a $3,000 grant to help in the development, research and publication (print, online or broadcast) of a media story focusing on adult literacy. Please see guidelines and criteria below.

Please complete this online entry form no later than Friday, May 30, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EST. All fields are required.

Please also attach:

Name of Applicant:
(ie. Business Reporter / Producer)
Media Organization:
Type of Media Outlet:
Mailing Address:
Postal Code:
Telephone Number:

I have read and understood the Nomination Guidelines and Criteria


The Peter Gzowski Life Literacy Fellowship was founded by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1993 in memory and honour of legendary broadcaster and journalist Peter Gzowski – a passionate champion for literacy.

  • Applications for the Peter Gzowski Life Literacy Fellowship are open to:
    • accredited media working and residing in Canada
    • freelance journalists working and residing in Canada
    • media/journalism graduate students enrolled in an accredited post-graduate program in Canada
  • One winner will be selected and notified by July 31, 2014. o The winner will attend Life Literacy Night in Toronto, ON, in September 2014 to receive the Fellowship and a cheque for $3,000. (Transportation and accommodations provided by ABC Life Literacy Canada.)
  • The winner will attend (transportation/accommodations provided by ABC Life Literacy Canada) and be presented with a cheque from ABC Life Literacy Canada for a fellowship amount of $3,000.
  • The winner must complete his/her story and show proof of publishing by the representative media organization on or before March 1, 2015.
  • The award selection committee is comprised of representatives from the media and literacy field across Canada.


  • Entries, whether for print, online or broadcast media, must have an adult literacy themed focus.
  • Entries may be of either a local or national interest, and may be based on reporting analysis, commentary, special section, feature or series.
  • Entries will be accepted from the following categories: newspaper (daily, community, regional or national), magazine, television news, television feature (news magazine/talk show), radio interview and Internet.
  • Entries will be evaluated based on the following specific criteria:
    • focus on adult literacy as primary subject matter
    • creativity
    • length of story along with size of outlet market and degree of commitment from publishing outlet
    • thoroughness of analysis to the story
    • importance of story in generating awareness of adult literacy
  • Additional evaluation criteria includes:
    • Professionalism of submission package and likelihood of successful completion
  • All entry applications must include:
    • a formal notice from a media outlet confirming support of a story featuring adult literacy published or broadcast on or before March 1, 2015.
    • a single sample of published work
    • NB: the entry cannot be used more than two years in a row
  • The application process will close at 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, May 30, 2014.

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