PNA Calendar of Events

2018 Professional Keystone Press Awards Contest

  • Date: Jan 30, 2018 - Jan 31, 2018
  • Contact: PNA Foundation
  • Email:
  • Phone: (717) 703-3003

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.

Entries are now being accepted in the 2018 Keystone Press Awards Contest!  All entries and online payments must be submitted online via the quick and easy online contest system, BetterBNC, by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Mail-in or call-in payments must be received at the PNA Foundation by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2018. 

2018 Keystone Rules


2018 Keystone categories


Specialty Categories 

Freelancers must submit entries through the PNA-member news organization in which the work was published.  The PNA-member news organization may either submit the work on the freelancer's behalf, or give "authorized entrant" access to their online account in BetterBNC directly to the freelancer.

Winners will be honored at the Keystone Press Awards Banquet during the Pennsylvania Press Conference on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Wyndham Gettysburg. Plaques will be provided to all award recipients in attendance at the June 2 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

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


Past Keystone Winners          Past Keystone Sweepstakes Winners



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