The Eddie Prize

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.

Information

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. 

Announcement

Call for Education Journalism Awards Entries
National Awards for Education Reporting offer $10,000 top prize

The Education Writers Association is pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 National Awards for Education Reporting. Journalists may submit entries from 9 a.m. EST Nov. 15 through midnight PST Dec. 15, 2018.

Professional journalists who have published work in 2018 on any educational topic in any medium are encouraged to enter the contest, which features a total of 19 prizes with cash awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.

Awards

The 2017 Eddie Prize

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

2016 National Winners for the Hechinger, Moskowitz, Eddie Awards in Education Reporting

The Education Writers Association is delighted to honor “Denied: How Texas Keeps Tens of Thousands of Children Out of Special Education,” an investigative series from the Houston Chronicle, with the top prize in the 2016 National Awards for Education Reporting. This year’s Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize for Distinguished Education Reporting will go to the reporter behind the series – Brian Rosenthal.