2021 Awards

Overview

2021 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. 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 9 p.m. Eastern on Jan. 10, 2022. Finalists and winners will be announced in the spring of 2022. 

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. 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 9 p.m. Eastern on Jan. 10, 2022. Finalists and winners will be announced in the spring of 2022. 

Announcement

Entries Are Open for the 2021 National Awards for Education Reporting
Journalists Working in All Media Invited to Compete

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the launch of the 2021 National Awards for Education Reporting. Journalists may submit entries  from Nov. 15, 2021, through Jan. 10, 2022.

Journalists who published work in 2021 on any education topic in any medium are encouraged to enter EWA’s annual journalism contest, which honors the best of education reporting across all news media. The awards program offers a total of 20 prizes, with cash awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.

Information

2021 Award Rules

Eligibility

All entries must have been published, posted or broadcast in an independent news outlet for the first time in 2021, with the following exceptions: EWA does accept series in which some of the articles were published during the 2020–2021 school year. However, a majority of the series’ pieces must have run in the calendar year 2021. One note of caution: Stories published or broadcast in 2020 that were recognized in last year’s EWA awards are ineligible for consideration in this year’s awards.

Awards

The 2021 Eddie Prize

EGF Accelerator/Edwin Gould

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce that it will again administer the Eddie Prize, the journalism prize from EGF Accelerator that recognizes the best work on the challenges low-income students face getting into and/or completing college.