Important Dates



Entry Forms must be submitted to The Miami Herald no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, January 31, 2014. Electronic application must be submitted on-line and locked by Monday, January 27, 2014 - 5:00 PM.

Please note staff will be accepting applications at The Miami Herald’s Miami-Dade office (3511 NW 91st Ave Doral, Fl 33172) and Broward (Nova Southeastern University) beginning on Thursday January 30, 2014. During the dates of January 30 - January 31, each application will be reviewed to confirm that it is complete. Each application must be LOCKED by the coordinator prior to submission and stamped FINAL. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Our schedule for accepting applications is as follows: - Thursday, January 30, 2014 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM - Friday, January 31, 2014 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

March 19 2014: JUDGING/BROWARD Judging and Interviews of Silver Knight nominees. Student interviews will be scheduled between 8:00am and 6:00pm. Signature Grand, 6900 State Road 84, Davie, FL 33317. MAP.

April 8, 2014: JUDGING/MIAMI-DADE Judging and Interviews of Silver Knight nominees. Student interviews will be scheduled between 8:00am and 6:00pm. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132. MAP.


The Miami Herald is proud to announce the 2014 Silver Knight Awards. Ceremony for Broward and Miami-Dade Counties will be held at the James L. Knight International Center, 400 SE Second Ave, Miami on Wednesday, May 20, 2014 at 7PM. We are excited to host both counties together for this grand event. As always, it promises to be a fitting and spectacular way to recognize outstanding students.

Please note that we will not be issuing tickets this year. There is plenty of space in our new, larger venue. However, general admission seating is on a first come, first served basis. We will be opening the doors early and encourage early arrival to secure the best seats possible. The ceremony starts promptly at 7 pm but please encourage your nominees to arrive early. Doors open at 5:30 pm. All nominees must arrive by 6:00 pm.

Nominees will be seated by our staff according to their category and county. The rest of the audience (including family members, friends, coordinators and other school staff) will be seated in general admission seats. We look forward to seeing you all at the ceremony and thank you for your continued support of the Silver Knight Awards.

WHERE: James L. Knight International Center -

ADDRESS: 400 SE Second Ave, Miami, FL 33131 MAP.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
- Nominees must arrive BY 6:00PM.
- Doors open at 5:30PM. Ceremony starts promptly at 7:00PM.
- Please encourage nominees to arrive early

PARKING: To be announced

Read more About the Silver Knight Awards stories from the Miami Herald

  • 2013-2014 Coordinator Guidebook

    Welcome to Miami Herald Silver Knight Awards program. We look forward to your school's participation in this exciting program that recognizes outstanding high school seniors. To facilitate this, we have prepared simple guidelines that explain the program and the steps involved in its establishment and implementation.

  • What is a Silver Knight?

    The Miami Herald Silver Knight Awards is one of the nation’s most highly regarded student awards programs. The purpose of this Awards program is to recognize outstanding students who have not only maintained good grades but have also unselfishly applied their special knowledge and talents to contribute significant service to their schools and communities. The Silver Knight Awards program was instituted at The Miami Herald in 1959 by John S. Knight, past publisher of The Miami Herald, founder and editor emeritus of Knight-Ridder Newspapers and 1968 Pulitzer Prize winner.

  • Qualifications & Nomination Process

    The Silver Knight Awards program is open to 12th-grade students in public, private and parochial schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties with a minimum 3.2 unweighted GPA. Class rank and /or percentile are no longer required. Only students with this academic requirement in addition to strong records of service to their school and community should be nominated. Students in vocational and adult centers must be nominated by the public high school to which they would be assigned by residence. Schools may nominate one student per category. Nominating students is the responsibility of each high school.

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