2020 Awards

Overview

2020 EWA National Awards for Education Reporting

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 reporting and storytelling as a cornerstone of democracy and education.
  • Highlight and celebrate the work journalists do to make a positive difference in their communities.

All independent news 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 meritorious coverage of any aspect of education.

The deadline to enter the EWA Awards is 11:59 p.m. Pacific time Dec. 15, 2020. Finalists will be announced in the spring of 2021. 

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 reporting and storytelling as a cornerstone of democracy and education.
  • Highlight and celebrate the work journalists do to make a positive difference in their communities.

All independent news 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 meritorious coverage of any aspect of education.

The deadline to enter the EWA Awards is 11:59 p.m. Pacific time Dec. 15, 2020. Finalists will be announced in the spring of 2021. 

Announcement

EWA Opens Entries for 2020 Education Reporting Awards
Journalists Working in All Media Invited to Compete

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the launch of the 2020 National Awards for Education Reporting. Journalists may submit entries from 9:00 a.m. Eastern time on Nov. 16, 2020 through 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on Dec. 15, 2020.

Journalists who have published work in 2020 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.

Information

2020 Award Categories

The Education Writers Association’s 2020 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. 

Awards

The 2020 Eddie Prize

EdwinGould Foundation/Edwin Gould

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.

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2020 Award Rules

Eligibility

All entries must have been published, posted or broadcast in an independent news outlet for the first time in 2020, with the following exceptions: EWA does accept series in which some of the articles were published during the 2019–2020 school year, but a majority of the series’ pieces must have run in calendar year 2020. There’s one additional caveat to this exception: Stories published or broadcast in 2019 that were recognized in last year’s EWA awards are ineligible for consideration in this year’s awards.