Illinois JEA

IJEA Lifetime Achievement Award Nomination Form


THE AWARD: Each year, the IJEA seeks to honor individual retired scholastic media educators for a lifetime of dedication to scholastic media education. Please note that membership in IJEA is not required for this award. In selecting honorees, IJEA seeks to recognize those individuals making a long-time commitment to scholastic media education but who are now retired. These can include:

  • Those who are retired scholastic media educators and/or advisers of student media.
  • Those who are or have been strong advocates for scholastic media education.

PRESENTATION: The award is presented at the annual awards luncheon in June; however, it may not be presented every year.

PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS: Past honorees and other advisers who are members of IJEA are encouraged to submit nominations for this award.

ANNUAL DEADLINE: This form must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. March 1 of the current school year.

PDF OPTION: If you would prefer to fill out and mail in a hard-copy version of this nomination form, you can download our PDF form here. The mailing instructions are included in the form.

NOTE: Asterisks indicate fields in which a response is required.




  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, rtf, txt, pdf.

    Please upload a one- to two-page letter of nomination in which you state your reasons for nominating this individual and provide examples of why the candidate should be recognized with this award.

  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, rtf, txt, pdf.

    Please upload a copy of your nominee’s résumé.

  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: doc, docx, rtf, txt, pdf.

    Please upload a minimum of one and a maximum of three letters of support for your nominee. Each letter should be limited to a single page. These letters may come from colleagues, students or former students, parents or others familiar with your nominee's work in the field of scholastic journalism.

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IJEA Lifetime Achievement Award Nomination Form