Too cool for school: Enter this year’s National Awards for Education Reporting


With just over one week left to enter the Education Writers Association’s National Awards for Education Reporting, journalists of all types are invited to submit their stories.

Honouring the best education coverage of the year, the Awards aim to both encourage and inspire powerful education journalism, as well as underscoring the importance of excellent storytelling for the sector's improvement. 

There are a total of 17 awards, including 5 for investigative work (for different sizes of newsrooms and types of news outlets), and one for best overall data project. Each of these awards come with cash prizes ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.

In addition, the judges will be on the look out for powerful stories that examine the challenges low-income students face getting into and completing college. Known as the Eddie Prize, the winner of this honour will receive $7,500.

Entries will be judged on criteria that include the quality of writing and reporting, freshness and depth of insights, clarity of explanation, and innovation of presentation.

Submissions close on 15 December 2017.

Enter here.

Image: Richard Lee.