Keystone Press Awards - Professional

The Keystone Press Awards reinforce excellence by individuals in the news media profession, by recognizing journalism that consistently provides relevance, integrity and initiative in serving readers, and faithfully fulfills its First Amendment rights/responsibilities.  Further, the Keystone Press Awards stimulate journalists to improve their craft and ultimately improve their community.

Congratulations to the 2017 Keystone Press Awards Contest winners!  Please see lists to the right.

View the 2017 Sweepstakes winners' acceptance videos:

Division I - Philadelphia Media Network

Division II - Reading Eagle Company

Division III - Beaver County Times

Division IV - The Sentinel, Carlisle

Division V - TheBurg, Harrisburg

Division VI - Central Penn Business Journal, Harrisburg

Division VII - Bethlehem Press - no video provided

Winners were honored at the Keystone Press Awards Banquet during the Pennsylvania Press Conference on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square. Plaques were provided to all award recipients in attendance at the May 20 banquet. Certificates will be mailed to winners not in attendance, at no cost. You may purchase plaques for your certificates by downloading and completing the Plaque Order Form.

Review the contest rules and categories below:

2017 Professional Keystone Rules

2017 Keystone Categories

2017 Specialty Categories - includes Distinguished Writing Award, Distinguished Visual Award, John V.R. Bull Freedom of Information AwardEdith Hughes Emerging Journalist Award and Calkins Media Distinguished Video Award.

All entries and online payments must have been submitted online via the quick and easy online contest system, BetterBNC, by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 30, 2017.  Mail-in or call-in payments must have been received at the PNA Foundation by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  

Check back in December for the 2018 contest information.

Questions? Contact the PNA Foundation at or (717) 703-3003.


Past Keystone Winners

Past Keystone Sweepstakes Winners



  • 2017 Sweepstakes Winners
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  • 2017 Specialty Category Winners
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  • 2017 Keystone Winners - DI
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  • 2017 Keystone Winners - DII
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  • 2017 Keystone Winners - DIII
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  • 2017 Keystone Winners - DIV
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  • 2017 Keystone Winners - DV
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  • 2017 Keystone Winners - DVI
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  • 2017 Keystone Winners - DVII
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