School Bell Award


The purpose of the School Bell Award is to recognize exceptional work of news media professionals who support the philosophy of ISTA and public education.


Target Groups:

  • newspaper
  • newspaper reporter
  • TV station
  • TV reporter
  • radio startion
  • radio reporter
  • student newspaper
  • student newspaper reporter

Eligibility of Work 
Submission must have been disseminated during the 12-month period preceding March 1st of the particular year.

Nominations may be submitted by individual member, through your local association president or by a district council chairperson. One nomination may be submitted in each of the print and electronic media categories.

Selection of Recipient
The Communications Sub-committee of the Issues and Concerns Committee will judge the entries based on accuracy, fairness, depth of reporting and its contribution to public education and/or school employee advocacy.

The award winner(s) will be recognized at the ISTA Summer Conference.



Entries must be received by March1.


Sumbit to: 

John O'Neal

150 W. Market St., Ste 900

Indianapolis, IN 46204

800-382-4037 Ext: 3344


Nomination Form 
Complete your nomination form online or in print. Only one of these forms is required to successfully submit a nomination.