The Education Writers Association’s National Awards for Education Reporting advance education journalism by recognizing the field’s very best efforts. The awards’ goals are to:
- Encourage and inspire more and better education journalism;
- Underscore the importance of excellent coverage and storytelling as a cornerstone of democracy and education.
All media may participate in the awards. So whether your work appeared in print or online, on TV or the radio, or all of the above, we’re eager to recognize excellence on the education beat.
Award recipients are recognized at an award ceremony held during EWA’s National Seminar and will receive a cash prize. Category winners each receive $1,000. Each recipient of the Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting receives $10,000; the Ronald Moskowitz Prize for Outstanding Beat Reporting receives $2,500; and the Edwin Gould Foundation’s Eddie Prize receives a $7,500 prize.
All entries were due on December 15, 2016
Each year, contest judges select one piece of coverage from among the first prize winners as the recipient of EWA’s top prize, the Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting.