The Education Writers Association adjusted the awards categories for 2018 to account for changes in the ways journalists present their work and to emphasize the benefit that investigative and explanatory journalism offers communities.
Among the most important changes: a broadening of the standard categories to include journalism in any media. Now the News, Feature, Beat, Public Service and Eddie categories will accept entries of any and all media types. And the new Audio and Visual categories will accept entries from any independent news outlet.
The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce that it will again administer the Eddie Prize, the journalism prize from The Edwin Gould Foundation that recognizes the best work on the challenges low-income students face getting into and/or completing college.
The deadline to enter the 2018 EWA Awards contest was Dec. 15, 2018. Finalists will be notified of their status in Spring 2019, and winners will be announced at EWA’s 2019 National Seminar.
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EWA 2018 Awards Mini-Webinar
Learn about the new awards application and categories in less than 30 minutes.
Education Writers Association Assistant Director Kim Clark leads this 30-minute webinar to give journalists a first-hand look at changes to the National Awards for Education Reporting, including new categories, rules, and a new online application platform.
Entries to the EWA awards contest will be accepted from 9 a.m. ET Nov. 15 to Midnight PT Dec. 15.
Our new entry form will provide you with a quick and easy process for submitting your work.
Call for Education Journalism Awards Entries
National Awards for Education Reporting offer $10,000 top prize
The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 National Awards for Education Reporting. Journalists may submit entries from 9 a.m. EST Nov. 15 through midnight PST Dec. 15, 2018.
Professional journalists who have published work in 2018 on any educational topic in any medium are encouraged to enter the contest, which features a total of 19 prizes with cash awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.