The Education Writers Association would like to express our deep gratitude and thanks to the busy professionals who volunteered their time to evaluate the entries.
This group of current and former journalists spent long hours carefully evaluating their assigned subsets of the more than 400 entries for the 2019 National Awards for Education Reporting and the Eddie Prize. (EWA judges were recused from entries that posed conflicts of interests.)
Sure, it takes a little time to go through your clips and write up an entry letter for the Education Writers Association’s awards program. But veteran entrants say there’s potentially a big payoff to you personally—and the journalism profession overall.
EWA 2019 Awards Overview Quick Webinar
In less than 30 minutes you'll learn about new categories and how to enter.
If you’re interested in entering the 2019 National Awards for Education Reporting, the Education Writers Association will hold a brief webinar to outline the rules, categories and submission platform at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18
In this 30-minute mini-webinar, Public Editor Emily Richmond will answer your questions and give a quick tour of the online entry form.
EWA Opens Entries for 2019 Education Reporting Awards
Journalists Working in All Media Invited to Compete
The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 National Awards for Education Reporting. Journalists may submit entries from 9:00 a.m. Eastern time on Nov. 15 through midnight Pacific time on Dec. 15, 2019.
Journalists who have published work in 2019 on any education topic in any medium are encouraged to enter the contest, which features a total of 20 prizes with cash awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.
The Education Writers Association’s 2019 National Awards for Education Reporting competition consists of seven categories. In addition, EWA welcomes entries for the Eddie Prize.
Entrants should review all categories before entering their submissions. The most notable change since 2018 is the creation of a separate category for investigative journalism.
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.
All entries must have been published, posted or broadcast in an independent news outlet for the first time in 2019, with the following exceptions: EWA does accept series in which some of the articles were published during the 2018–2019 school year, but a majority of the series’ pieces must have run in calendar year 2019. There’s one additional caveat to this exception: Stories published or broadcast in 2018 that were recognized in last year’s EWA awards are ineligible for consideration in this year’s awards.
2019 Awards Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers about the Education Writers Association journalism contest
Most common questions about the awards are listed here.