Thank you for applying or nominating for a JEA award. 

To submit an award application, create a submittable account. This is not tied to your JEA account. Through your Submittable account you will be able to complete the award submission form in stages and your progress is saved. 

All parts of the award submission form must be completed by the award deadline to be eligible. 

If you feel your school actively supports and honors the First Amendment through its student media, consider submitting an entry for this year’s First Amendment Press Freedom Award. Please note the award looks at the entire student media program at the school: digital and print newspaper, yearbook and student broadcast.

To apply, a school must submit two questionnaires – one from a student and one from a teacher. Each submitter will need to create a Submittable account.

This award recognizes a teacher who, through the teaching and/or advising of journalism, inspired others to pursue journalism teaching as a career and who has made a positive difference in the teaching community. It was named after Linda S. Puntney, JEA’s executive director from 1989-2010.

JEA gives this award to retirees for lifetime dedication to journalism education in the form of advising or other contributions to the profession. Scholastic press associations and individuals who are JEA members are encouraged to submit names of retirees in their state. Multiple awards may be presented each year.

The Journalism Education Association sponsors a $1,500 scholarship fund for current advisers who intend to earn a secondary administrator’s credential/license and seek a position in administration. Each recipient must be a current JEA member and student media adviser who is in or past their fourth year of teaching and advising. The committee may award smaller scholarships to multiple people. The award may be renewed one time with a total limit of $1,500 per person.

The Journalism Education Association’s Diversity Award honors a scholastic journalism teacher, student media adviser or scholastic journalism group demonstrating a commitment to cultural awareness and encouraging a multicultural approach with its student media staff, media production and/or community. The honoree must be in the forefront in promoting diversity in the scholastic media arena and must have taken steps to break down walls of misunderstanding and ignorance.

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