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. Students who have had their work published on a digital news site may enter the contest provided the site meets the criteria as outlined in the contest rules.

Entries are now being accepted in the 2019 Student Keystone Press Awards Contest!  All entries and online payments must be submitted via the online contest system, BetterBNC, by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019. 

View the 2019 contest rules and category descriptions (NEW! Video Category added):

2019 Student Keystone Rules     2019 Student Categories


Winners will be honored at the America East News Media & Technology Summit on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 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.  

Helpful tip: Start saving entries for next year's contest throughout the year! To avoid the frantic rush during next year's contest period, we recommend that you save your potential entries in a special file on your computer, or create a MyScrapbooks page through the BetterBNC website. Then when contest time rolls around, you simply search that file for your best work!

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




2018 Student Division Winners

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