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.

All entries and online payments must have been submitted via the quick and easy online contest system, BetterBNC, by 11:59 p.m., Monday, January 23, 2017.  Mail-in payments must have been received by 5 p.m., Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

Review the contest rules and categories:

2017 Student Keystone Contest Rules

Winners will be notified by mid-March and will be honored at the America East Media Business & Technology Conference on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in Hershey, Pa. 

To register for the awards luncheon, complete the Student Luncheon Registration Form and return via fax to (717) 703-3008, email the PNA Foundation or mail to the PNA Foundation, c/o Student Keystone Awards Luncheon, 3899 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110.  Registration deadline is March 31, 2017.

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.




2016 Student Division Winners

  • 2016 Student Keystone Winners - Division I
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  • 2016 Student Keystone Winners - Division II
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  • 2016 Student Keystone Winners - Division III
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  • 2016 Student Keystone Winners - Division IV
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