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.

Congratulations to the 2018 Professional Keystone Press Award Winners!  Please see lists to the right.

View the 2018 Sweepstakes winners' acceptance videos:

Division I - Philadelphia Media Network

Division II - Reading Eagle Company

Division III - Beaver County Times

Division IV - The Evening Sun, Hanover

Division V - TheBurg, Harrisburg

Division VI - Central Penn Business Journal, Harrisburg

Division VII - The Caucus, Harrisburg

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!

Winners were honored at the Keystone Press Awards Banquet during the Pennsylvania Press Conference on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Wyndham Gettysburg. Plaques were 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

All entries and online payments must have been submitted online via the quick and easy online contest system, BetterBNC, by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. 

View the 2018 contest rules and category descriptions:

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.

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


Past Keystone Winners          Past Keystone Sweepstakes Winners



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