CTA celebrated its 15 decades of advocacy for our schools throughout 2013, and our 55th annual John Swett Awards for Media Excellence will showcase the best education journalism of that newsworthy year. We are honored to invite media to take part in a contest dedicated to the legacy of CTA's founder John Swett and his vision for a vibrant public school system. Newspaper, radio and television editors, reporters, producers, directors and bloggers were all encouraged to enter.
The John Swett Awards annually honor excellence in California public education media coverage. These awards, which are CTA’s highest honor for media professionals, herald outstanding coverage of issues that touched California’s schools, community colleges and state universities.
Judging is done by media peers — CTA removes itself entirely from the judging process.