Award
THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB

Accepts entries starting November 23, 2015
Entry Deadline January 15, 2016
Decision Date
Ceremony Date
Entry Fee (See Details)
Monetary or Material Award (See Details)

About the Award

Content written or produced by advocacy groups, professional organizations, higher education institutions, alumni periodicals, think tanks, and individual advocates, academics, policy analysts, activists and bloggers are eligible. Examples include the American School Board Journal, New America Foundation, Thomas B. Fordham Institute and School Reform News.

A. Continuing Coverage of an Issue: Up to five pieces that provide incisive, provocative and/or research-based content on an education issue, policy or theme. Submissions are not limited to a single blog or publication within an organization; packages that include works from various individual blogs and publication titles affiliated with the organization are eligible. An additional two URLs may be submitted that feature datasets or innovative use of data.

B. Best Blog: Overall excellence for an education-related blog that provides fresh perspectives on education-related issues. Up to seven items may be submitted.

C. Stand-alone Feature: Single-item work that explores in engaging detail a topic, issue or trend in education. An additional URL may be submitted that features innovative use of data.

D. Thought Piece/Opinion: Single-item entry displaying strong use of argument and persuasion to convey a point of view and that has not run in an independent news media outlet. An additional URL may be submitted that features innovative use of data.

Notable Winners

Continuing Coverage of an Issue:

First Prize: “Educator Challenges the Common Core” by Anthony Cody writing for Education Week

Jury

Monetary/Material Award Details

Grand Prize: $1,500 & Plaque
First Prize: $200
Third Prize: Certificate

Eligibility Requirements

All entries must have been published or broadcast for the first time during the 2015 calendar year or the 2014-2015 school year.

Content written or produced by advocacy groups, professional organizations, higher education institutions, alumni periodicals, think tanks, and individual advocates, academics, policy analysts, activists and bloggers are eligible

Entry Fee Details

Members: $50 for a single entry and $40 for each additional entry.

For nonmembers, fees are $100 for each entry

Required Material

Each entry must include a cover letter explaining the entry’s development and impact, as well as a URL for the entry.

Entries cannot be returned. Any item submitted in one category may NOT be submitted in a second category except as part of a beat reporting entry.

For general news categories, the number of full-time newsroom staff (in addition to reporters, the calculation should include, among others, all editors, designers, online producers and multimedia content producers, such as photographers, data analysts and videographers) must be included on each entry form.

Television entries must be in the form of a video URL, mov, avi, or mp4 and radio entries must be in the form of a URL, mp3 or wav. All broadcast entries must state run times in the cover letter and must include scripts or transcripts. URLs to broadcasts are preferred if available. If a password is needed to access content, please supply the necessary details in the cover letter.

For television and radio, submit the versions originally broadcast. Submissions must focus on issues concerning education. Entries that merely inform the public on a particular subject–as in “educational” items–will not be considered.

If your entries sit behind a paywall, please supply the necessary login information in the cover letter or upload pdf versions of your items so that judges may access your work.

Entry Format

The judges may disqualify any entry that does not adhere to the rules or that is submitted in a form that is difficult to read, listen to, or view (broken and terminated links, etc.).

The judges may switch an entry from one category to another if they determine it is wrongly classified.

The judges have the right not to award prizes in categories for which they determine there are no suitable winners.

Officers and members of the Board of Directors of the Education Writers Association are not eligible to win cash awards in the competition.

(The 2015 National Awards for Education Reporting has not begun yet. They will start accepting entries after Thanksgiving)

Contact Information

(202) 452-9830

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Entry Links

Entry URL
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