Nominations are now being accepted for the Peter Gzowski Life Literacy Fellowship in honour of the late beloved broadcaster, magazine and newspaper editor and writer.
The fellowship is administered by ABC Life Literacy Canada and provides one journalist with $3,000 to research and develop a story about adult literacy in Canada. The 2010 winner of the first fellowship was Susan Quinlan of the Prairie Post West newspaper (you can read her story here). Interested writers can find more information about the submissions and submit their story idea here.
Gzowski was managing editor and later editor of Maclean's magazine, entertainment editor of the Toronto Star, editor of the Star Weekly. He become best known for hosting CBC Radio's This Country in the Morning and its successor Morningside.
Heavily invested in the literacy movement, which seeks to address the fact that four out of 10 Canadian adults struggle with low literacy, Gzowski founded the PGI Golf Tournaments for Literacy in 1986, vowing to raise $1 million; to date the tournaments have raised more than $10 million net, one of the most successful fundraisers for literacy in Canada.Time for a magazine writer to win this, we think. Lots of time to come up with a good idea; applications close on Friday, August 19.