Korva Coleman Excellence Awards

The annual Korva Coleman Excellence Awards recognize outstanding digital media pieces produced by youth.

The awards were established in 2013 in honor of Coleman, a newscaster for NPR's "Morning Edition."

Youth ages 14-23 are eligible to compete in the categories of audio, video and online print. The winner of each category receives a $1,000 scholarship and a trip to accept his or her Crystal Korva Award in person at the awards dinner.

Coleman was born and raised in the West Phoenix neighborhood of Maryvale, where SPOT 127 is located, and is a graduate of Maryvale High School. Valley-area youth who participate in SPOT 127’s programs and learn how to produce their own stories can be inspired to follow in Coleman's footsteps.

SPOT 127 is a community engagement and outreach service that is dedicated to mentoring youth in all forms of digital media production through after-school, in-school and summer boot camp programs. In keeping with SPOT 127’s mission to cultivate new voices, the Korva Coleman Excellence Awards honors young people around the country who are producing digital media.