Nominations Open Aug. 15

Deadline: Nov. 7

Creative Solutions for School District Challenges

NSBA’s Magna Awards program has a long history of recognizing exemplary school district programs.  

The 2023 awards program will focus on innovation in education. It will recognize district programs that solved a challenge with creativity and out-of-the-box strategies. 

A grand prize and five silver winners will be awarded in each enrollment category: under 5,000 enrollment; 5,000-20,000 enrollment; and over 20,000 enrollment.

Three grand prize winners will showcase their winning programs at a special Master Class session during NSBA’s 2023 annual conference in Orlando in April.

All winning districts will be featured in the April 2023 issue of American School Board Journal.

For the 2023 awards, the judges will look for programs that:

  • Solve or address a challenge in their school districts. 
  • Are supported by district leaders who encourage creative solutions. 
  • Exhibit success over time
  • Has longevity and sustainability
  • Can be replicated by other school districts with similar conditions and resources.

PLEASE NOTE: To be eligible for the 2023 Magna Awards, your district must be a member in good standing of your school boards association AND your school boards association must be a member in good standing of NSBA.

To learn more, read the Magna Awards' FAQ.

2022 Grand Prize Winners

Lowell Joint School District


Topeka Public Schools


Pomona Unified School District