Keystone Press Awards - Students

keystoneslogo small The Student Keystone Press Awards contest recognizes high  school and college journalism that provides relevance, integrity and initiative in serving readers.  Any student at any public, private or parochial Pennsylvania high school, college or university who has had his or her material published in the school newspaper may enter the contest. 

Entries are now being accepted in the 2018 Student Keystone Press Awards contest!  Please pay close attention to the earlier deadlines!

2018 Student Keystone Rules     2018 Student Categories

DEADLINE TO ENTER HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 11:59 P.M., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018.  All entries and online payments must be submitted via the quick and easy online contest system, BetterBNC, by 11:59 p.m., Friday, January 12, 2018. Mail-in payments must be received by 5 p.m., Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

Winners will be notified by mid-February and will be honored at the America East Media Business & Technology Conference on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Hershey, Pa. 

Plaques will be provided to all first place winners and certificates to all second place and honorable mention winners in attendance at the awards luncheon. As outlined in the contest rules, award certificates will be mailed to winners not in attendance with the option to purchase plaque(s).  To order your plaque(s), complete and return the Student Plaque Order Form.

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




2017 Student Division Winners

  • 2017 Student Keystone Winners - Division I
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  • 2017 Student Keystone Winners - Division II
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  • 2017 Student Keystone Winners - Division III
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  • 2017 Student Keystone Winners - Division IV
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