Creative Solutions for School District Challenges

Nominate a school district by visiting the Magna Awards application page. You will have to create an account before you can submit. You may make multiple submissions under your account. Please contact a support person at Reviewr at or 402.261.5802 if you need assistance.

Nominate a School District Now!

NSBA’s Magna Awards program has a long history of recognizing exemplary school district programs. The 2024 awards program focuses 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 silver award winners will be recognized in each enrollment category: under 5,000 enrollment, 5,000-20,000 enrollment, and over 20,000 enrollment.

The three grand prize winners will showcase their winning programs at a special Master Class session during NSBA’s 2024 annual conference in April.

All winning districts will be featured in the April 2024 issue of American School Board Journal.

For the 2024 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: NSBA Member State Association districts and all CUBE and NatCon districts are eligible to apply for the 2024 Magna Awards.

To learn more, read the Magna Awards' FAQ.

2023 Grand Prize Winners

New York’s Windsor Central School District and Buffalo Public Schools and Kansas’ Lawrence Public Schools are the 2023 Grand Prize winners in the 29th annual Magna Awards program sponsored by the National School Boards Association’s flagship magazine, American School Board Journal (ASBJ). Learn more about the winners in this ASBJ article or watch the video below.