Ross Munro Award

The 2014 Ross Munro Media Award -
Call for Nominations


The Conference of Defence Associations Institute (CDA Institute), in partnership with the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI) invite nominations for the 2014 Ross Munro Media Award (RMMA).

Initiated in 2002 to recognize Canadian journalists who have made a significant and extraordinary contribution to increasing public understanding of security and defence issues of importance to Canada and Canadians, the RMMA commemorates Ross Munro, the celebrated Canadian war correspondent who reported on the Second World War in Europe.

Recipients of the award will have produced outstanding work regarding security and defence and the role of the Canadian Armed Forces at home and abroad. The award consists of a statuette in the likeness of Ross Munro and $2,500. Previous recipients of the award are Stephen Thorne, Garth Pritchard, Sharon Hobson, Bruce Campion-Smith, Christie Blatchford, Matthew Fisher, Alec Castonguay, Brian Stewart, Murray Brewster, Rosie DiManno, and Adam Day.


The nominees’ body of work must be considered as having had an important role in educating Canadians on matters of national and/or international security and defence and on the role of the Canadian Armed Forces. The work will have been widely acclaimed as significant, be distinguished by its style and clarity, show clear evidence of research, and be considered noteworthy for its objective analysis. The entries may be selected from print and electronic media. Work produced collaboratively may be considered only if the individual who contributed the most to it is identified and merits individual credit and recognition for the work. Previous RMMA recipients are eligible for subsequent or repeat nominations.

Nominations may be made by individuals not members of the Selection Committee, or organizations and must be submitted in either of Canada’s official languages. All nominations must consist of a clear summary of the reasons for the nomination and at least two letters of support. At least five copies of the work and, if applicable, a compendium of Internet links must be provided.

Nominations must be received by 7 November 2014, and addressed to:

Ross Munro Media Award Selection Committee
Conference of Defence Associations Institute (CDA Institute)
151 Slater Street, Suite 412A
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5H3, Canada

The winner will be announced end November 2014. The Award will be presented on 19 February 2015, the first day of the CDA/CDA Institute Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence.

Please direct any questions to Tony Battista, the Executive Director of the CDA and the CDA Institute at or call +1 613-236-1252.




Previous Ross Munro Award Recipients


Mr. Adam Day (2012)

Ms. Rosie DiManno (2011) 

Mr. Murray Brewster (2010)

Mr. Brian Stewart (2009)

Mr. Alec Castonguay (2008)

Mr. Matthew Fisher (2007)

Ms. Christie Blatchford (2006)

Mr. Bruce Campion-Smith (2005)

Ms. Sharon Hobson (2004)

Mr. Garth Pritchard (2003)

Mr. Stephen Thorne (2002)




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