The purpose of this award is to showcase quality writing. The award is judged solely on the quality of writing, without regard to circulation or category. The rules for entering this category follow the general entry rules of the Keystone Press Awards. The following also apply:
- The contest is open to individual writers only; no team entries. Winner will receive a personalized plaque.
- Entries must include three pieces of work, and may include various types of articles.
- Work that has been entered in any other category (news, column, series, etc.) is acceptable.
- Any type of article may be entered, including those not listed in the entry categories.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Distinguished Writing Awards!
1st place - John Luciew, PennLive/The Patriot-News, Harrisburg
2nd place - Marsha Keefer, Beaver County Times