Call for Education Journalism Awards Entries; $10,000 Top Prize

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Between now and Dec. 15, the Education Writers Association (EWA) is accepting submissions for the National Awards for Education Reporting, its annual competition to recognize journalism’s best coverage of education across all news media. Winners to be recognized at EWA's National Seminar in Boston, May 1-3, 2016, and receive between $1,000 to $10,000 cash prizes.

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Hard-working education reporters are too often taken for granted, despite the indispensable role they play in informing the public about topics of critical importance to students, families, and society

Between now and Dec. 15, the Education Writers Association (EWA) is accepting submissions for the National Awards for Education Reporting, its annual competition to recognize journalism’s best coverage of education across all news media. This year EWA is adding new awards and substantially increasing the cash prizes for honorees.

Category winners will receive $1,000, while the Fred M. Hechinger Grand Prize will come with $10,000. EWA also welcomes entries for the Edwin Gould Foundation’s Eddie Prize, which recognizes coverage of challenges facing low-income college students and comes with a $7,500 prize. In addition, EWA is announcing a brand-new award: The Ronald Moskowitz Prize for Outstanding Beat Reporting, which will be accompanied by a cash prize of $2,500.

All winners will be honored at EWA’s 69th National Seminar in Boston, May 1-3, 2016.

“Hard-working education reporters are too often taken for granted, despite the indispensable role they play in informing the public about topics of critical importance to students, families, and society,” said Caroline Hendrie, EWA’s executive director. “EWA is thrilled that we are able to celebrate their accomplishments with more substantial awards.”

The deadline for submitting entries is December 15, 2015. Works from the 2014-15 school year are eligible, though a majority of the items submitted must first have appeared in 2015. Journalists from all media are welcome to submit their work, whether it appeared in print or online, on TV or the radio, or all of the above.

Entries will be judged on criteria that include the quality of writing, clarity, insight, innovative presentation, deadline pressures, and explanation of issues.

For more information on the awards, visit http://www.bit.ly/EWAawards15 or contact EWA at awards(at)ewa(dot)org.

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