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.
The 2017 EWA Awards are now closed to entries. The deadline was Dec. 15, 2017. Category finalists will be announced in the spring of 2018, and the winners will be recognized at EWA’s 71st National Seminar.
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. Named for the late New York Times education editor Fred M. Hechinger, the award includes a cash prize of $10,000. To enter the 2017 Education Writers Association awards contest, fill out this application form.