The Eddie Prize

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.

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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 2020 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.

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. 

Information

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.

Awards

2019 Finalists for Reporting Awards

EWA is pleased to announce this year’s finalists for the 2019 EWA National Awards for Education Reporting, as well as the Edwin Gould Foundation’s Eddie Prize.

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2019 Award Categories

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.

Finalist

More High School Grads Than Ever Are Going to College, But 1 in 5 Will Quit
The Edwin Gould Foundation's Eddie Prize

Entry Credit

  • Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report

About the Entry

This collection of stories digs into the data on federal Pell Grant recipients, looks at initiatives aimed at getting more low-income students into college, and examines the distressingly low rate of return on many of the big-ticket investments being made in boosting postsecondary access and completion.

Finalist

A College Degree More Than 15 Years in the Making
The Edwin Gould Foundation Eddie Prize

Entry Credit

  • Casey Parks, The New Yorker

About the Entry

This article for The New Yorker offers a searing portrait of Dorian Ford, a single mother determined to graduate from Grambling State University, even as the historically black college faces its own institutional challenges. The piece also looks at underlying factors, including institutional racism and the impact of the economic recession on Ford’s life decisions and opportunities.

Awards

The 2018 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.

Awards

2018 Finalists for Reporting Awards

EWA is pleased to announce this year’s finalists for the 2018 EWA National Awards for Education Reporting, as well as the Edwin Gould Foundation’s Eddie Prize.