Ross Munro Media Award

Ross Munro 

Robert Ross Munro, OBE, OC (September 6, 1913 – June 21, 1990) was the Canadian Press’s lead war correspondent in Europe in World War II. He covered a Canadian raid in Spitsbergen, the 1942 raid on Dieppe, the Allied landings in Sicily, the Italian campaign, D-Day and the campaign in Northwestern Europe. His memoirs of the campaigns, published as From Gauntlet to Overlord, won the Governor General’s Award for English-language non-fiction in 1945. He later covered the Korean War, and after retiring as a war correspondent became publisher of the Vancouver Daily Province, the Winnipeg Tribune, and the Edmonton Journal. Munro was appointed OBE in 1946 and OC in 1975.

The Legacy

The Ross Munro Media Award for Canadian military writing have been presented each year since 2002 by the Conference of Defence Associations, in concert with the Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute as an award for providing exceptional media coverage of Canadian defence and security issues. The Ross Munro Media Award (2002) by André Gauthier is a statuette of Munro commissioned by the Conference of Defence Associations.


Who can submit a nomination?

Nominations may be made by individuals who are not members of the Selection Committee, or by organizations, and must be submitted in either of Canada’s official languages.

Simple Steps to Submitting your Nomination

  1. Fill out Nomination Form: Click here
  2. All nominations must consist of a clear summary of the reasons for the nomination, at least two letters of support and include examples of their work.
  3. Biography of the Nominee
  4. Adhere to Nomination Deadline of June 1st, 2019

    Methods of nomination submission

Ross Munro Media Award Selection Committee
Conference of Defence Associations and CDA Institute
900-75 Albert Street,
Ottawa, ON, K1P 5E7


Subject Line: Ross Munro Media Award 2019 Nomination

Please note: Electronic submissions are preferred.


Should you require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Jennifer Pitre
Director of Operations
CDA Institute

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