Awards

Overview Rick Wilson

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 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 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.

Overview Rick Wilson

2018 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 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.

Overview Rick Wilson

Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting

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.

View the list of previous Hechinger Grand Prize winners.

Overview Allison Kowalski

EWA Lifetime Achievement Prize

The Education Writers Association’s Lifetime Achievement Prize recognizes members who have devoted much of their careers to the craft and community of education journalism.

The prize was proposed, created and funded by EWA members who wanted to honor the life and work of Michael Bowler, a longtime education reporter for the Baltimore Sun and former president of the Education Writers Association who passed away in 2018. Bowler was an EWA member for more than five decades.

The goal, according to incoming EWA board member Erica Green, who helped initiate the prize, was to honor “a veteran journalist who embodies Bowler’s commitment to education reporting, both as a career and a public service.”

The first Lifetime Achievement Prize will be awarded at lunch on Wednesday, May 8, at EWA’s 72nd National Seminar, to be held in Baltimore. The prize will come with a $5,000 honorarium.