Education Writers Association accepting National Awards for Education Reporting submissions

The Education Writers Association is accepting submissions for their National Awards for Education Reporting. 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. So whether your work appeared in print or online, on TV or the radio, or all of the above, they’re eager to recognize meritorious coverage of any aspect of education.

Entrants do not have to be full-time on the education beat or an EWA member to enter. (But the entry does have to be education-related, of course.) Besides national recognition, the winners receive monetary prizes ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. One lucky winner also receives a bowler hat. (This is the Eddie Prize, recognizing the best reporting on getting students to, and through, college. There is no cost to enter for The Eddie.)

Any professional journalist who has covered any education topic in 2020 for any news outlet is eligible to compete in the EWA awards program. (For full details, check their rules.)

The deadline to enter The EWA Awards is 11:59 p.m. Pacific time Dec. 15, 2020. Finalists will be announced in the spring of 2021. 

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