Distinguished Visual Awards

Since 1996, the purpose of this award is to showcase quality photography or artwork. The award is judged solely on the quality of artwork, without regard to circulation or category. The rules for entering this category follow the general entry rules of the Keystone Press Awards contest. The following also apply:

  • The contest is open to individual photographers or artists only; no team entries. Winner will receive a personalized award.
  • Entries must include at least three pieces of work, and may include various types of work.
  • Work that has been entered in any other category (photo, page design, etc.) is acceptable.
  • Any type of artwork may be entered, including those not listed in the entry categories.

​​Entries for the 2018 awards must have been submitted via the Keystone Press Awards contest by 11:59 p.m., January 31, 2018.

Congratulations to the 2018 Distinguished Visual Award winners!

  • First Place - Steph Chambers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Second Place - Charles Fox, Philadelphia Media Network

Check back in early December for the 2019 contest information.


Past Distinguished Visual Winners


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