Paul Vathis Memorial Photography Portfolio Award

Formerly known as the Distinguished Visual Awards, this award honors the late Pulitzer-Prize winning AP photographer from Pennsylvania. The award recognizes one photographer, across all circulation divisions, whose portfolio entry of published spot news, feature and sports photography shows the strong journalistic instinct, all-purpose skills and dedication that were the hallmarks of Paul Vathis’ 56-year career with the AP.

Entries are to consist of five photographs with at least one spot news photo, one feature photo and one sports photo. Work that has been entered in any other category, including those not listed in entry categories, is acceptable. The contest is open to individual photographers only – no team entries.

Winner of this special award receives a personalized plaque and a cash award.

Congratulations to Heather Khalifa of The Philadelphia Inquirer, winner of the 2022 Paul Vathis Memorial Photography Portfolio Award!

This award is a category within the Keystone Media Awards.

Past Distinguished Visual Winners


Questions?  Email the PNA Foundation or phone 717-703-3003.

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