The Journal of Adventist Education® has won eight Distinguished Achievement Awards, eight Finalist classifications, and one Founder’s Award from the American Association of Publishers (formerly the Educational Press Association of America), a prestigious professional organization that each year honors a number of organizations and magazines for what professional judges have deemed to exemplify excellence in educational publishing. JAE has also won two awards for excellence in reporting and writing, along with five honorable mention designations and one award of merit from the Associated Church Press.

From the Association of American Publishers

  • 2017 REVERE Award Winner: Magazines: Single Issue DesignProfessional for Special Education Theme Issue (December 2015/January 2016).
  • 2015 REVERE Award Finalist: “Term Papers for Hire: how to Deter Academic Dishonesty” (Feb/Mar 2014) by Susan M. Taylor (feature category).
  • 2015 REVERE Award Finalist: “GMOs and the Great Controversy” (Oct/Nov 2014), design by Harry F. Knox, Art Director/Designer (cover category).
  • 2014: Finalist in the Distinguished Achievement Awards for the article “Schools Going Green: What Schools Are Doing to Save the Environment” by Lori Futcher (Oct/Nov 2013 issue), Periodicals; EDITORIAL - Feature Article, Adult.
  • 2013 Distinguished Achievement Award: “Principalship and Administration” (whole publication design)
  • 2013 Distinguished Achievement Award Finalist: “Providing Our Youth With Access and Opportunity to Attend Adventist Colleges” (learned article)
  • 2013 Distinguished Achievement Award Finalist: “Setting Students Free With Poetry Writing” (feature article)
  • 2011 Distinguished Achievement Award Finalist: “Adventist Education Around the World 2005-2010” (whole publication design)
  • 2010 Distinguished Achievement Award Finalist: “Creating a Butterfly Garden at Your School” (how-to article)
  • 2009 Distinguished Achievement Award Finalist: “Fine Arts in Adventist Schools” (one-theme issue)
  • 2008 Founder’s Award
  • 2005 Distinguished Achievement Award: “Connecting Cows and Currency” (feature article)
  • 1998 Distinguished Achievement Award: School Safety and Conflict Resolution (theme issue)
  • 1996 Distinguished Achievement Award: “I Didn’t Even Know I Liked You” (feature article)
  • 1995 Distinguished Achievement Award: “Should We Use Animals in Adventist Schools?” (feature article)
  • 1994 Distinguished Achievement Award: “Nurturing Faith in the Christian School” (feature article)
  • 1990 Distinguished Achievement Award: “Multicultural Education” (theme issue)
  • 1973 Distinguished Achievement Award: “100 Years of Adventist Education” (theme issue)

From the Associated Church Press

  • 2018 Award of Merit for Theme Issue (Whole Issue), Section, or Series: “Educating for Eternity” by Lisa Beardsley-Hardy, George R. Knight, Elissa Kido, George W. Reid, David R. Williams, Jerome Thayer, Anneris Coria-Navia, Aimee Leukert, Larry Blackmer, and John Wesley Taylor V (April-June 2017 issue).
  • 2018 Award of Excellence for Reporting and Writing, Service Journalism: “Helping Children to Be Effective Partners in Their Own Health Care” by Leslie M. Martin (January-March 2017 issue).
  • 2017 Award of Merit for Reporting and Writing: Personally Useful Article: All Media "No More Secrets: Talking With Children and Young Adults About Pornography" by Brad Hinman (April/May 2016 issue).
  • 2017 Award of Excellence for Theological: Theological or Scholarly Article: All Media "Schools of the Bible: Contours of the Divine Plan for Education" by John Wesley Taylor V (October-December 2016 issue).
  • 2016 Award of Excellence for Reporting and Writing: Professional Resource: All Media “Creating Teachable Moments in Science” by Gary F. Bradley (Oct/Nov 2015 issue).
  • 2016 Honorable Mention for Reporting and Writing: Professional Resource: All Media “Fiction and Film: Thoughts on Teaching Potentially Controversial Narratives” by Scott Moncrieff and Vanessa Corredera (Oct/Nov 2015 issue).
  • 2016 Award of Merit for Reporting and Writing: Theme Issue, Section, or Series: Journal “Adventist Education in the Urban Setting” by Ella Simmons and Davenia J. Lea (Summer 2015 issue).
  • 2015 Honorable Mention for Feature Article: Magazine, Long Format “GMOs and the Great Controversy” by David A. Steen (Oct/Nov 2014 issue).
  • 2014 The Award of Excellence for Reporting and Writing: Theme Issue, Section or Series Journal (coordinator Wil Clarke) for the special Mathematics section in the April/May 2013 issue
  • 2014 Honorable Mention for Theological: Theological/Scholarly Article All Media (“Eschatological Living: A Call to Restore God’s Justice” by author Zack Plantak), in the Summer 2013 special issue entitled “Educating for Prophetic Social Activism.”
  • 2013 Honorable Mention for Feature Article: Magazine, Long Format: “Providing Our Youth with Access and Opportunity to Attend Adventist Colleges”
  • 2013 Honorable Mention for Theological or Scholarly Article: “A Biblical Foundation for integrating Faith and Learning”