Calkins Family Distinguished Video Award (Keystone Media Awards)

Calkins Family Distinguished Video Award (Keystone Media Awards)




Harrisburg, PA


Teresa Shaak




Calkins Family Distinguished Video Award

This special award recognizes one entry package – across all circulation divisions – for the best use of video by an individual (no team or staff entries).

Videos can involve breaking and ongoing news, features and/or sports and can be supplements to print coverage and/or online only productions. Three different videos must be submitted, along with a cover letter to explain the use, background, and impact of the videos.  Work that has been entered in another category of the Keystones is acceptable.

Congratulations to Raishad Hardnett (The Philadelphia Inquirer), winner of the 2020 Calkins Family Distinguished Video Award!

This contest is a category within the Keystone Media Awards.

Judges will consider content and production quality as well as the value, creativity, and impact of the videos. Videos are reviewed for how well they conveyed a story and if readers/viewers were engaged.

Winner of this special award receives a plaque as well as a $500 cash award, sponsored by the Calkins family.

*Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the May 30 Keystone Media Awards Celebration has been canceled.  The PNA Foundation is reviewing alternative ways of recognizing and celebrating the outstanding efforts of professional PA journalists.  More information will be available in the coming months.  Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these changes that are affecting all aspects of our lives.

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