Virginia Assocation of Journalism Teachers & Advisers

VAJTA Awards

2017 VAJTA Award: Kelly Furnas

2016 Award Winners

 Administrator of the Year Award  Ellen Reilly
 Douglas S. Freeman Award  Anthony Whitten
 Thomas Jefferson Award  Leslie Stevens
 VAJTA Award  Frank LoMonte
 VAJTA Award  Travis Wolfrey
 Virginia Gazette Award  Erinn Harris
 Virginia Gazette Award  Chris Waugaman
 Washington and Lee Adviser Award  Jordan Fremuth
 Washington and Lee Adviser Award  Emilee Hussack


Click individual links to see past winners and to nominate teachers, advisers and contributors for 2018 awards.

Thomas Jefferson Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism Education recognizes advisers and others who have made significant contributions to scholastic journalism throughout their careers.

Douglass S. Freeman Award recognizes contributions to the Commonwealth’s publications and to journalism education. The award honors teachers who have devoted a minimum of five years to VAJTA or to enhancing the journalism education of staff members of Virginia school publications.

Virginia Association of Journalism Teachers and Advisers Award  recognizes organizations that have furthered scholastic journalism in Virginia.

Virginia Gazette Award  recognizes individuals who have contributed ten or more years of continued service to journalism education and publications advising. Their publications consistently maintain journalism standards as they set high goals for achievement by both themselves and their staffs.

Administrator of the Year

Washington and Lee Young Adviser Award