Paul Vathis Memorial Photography Portfolio Award (formerly Distinguished Visual Award)

Paul Vathis Memorial Photography Portfolio Award (formerly Distinguished Visual Award)


Contest open - deadline to enter is January 31


Harrisburg, PA


Teresa Shaak




Distinguished Visual Award from the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation

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.

Entries are now being accepted! This contest is a category within the Keystone Media Awards. Deadline to submit entries and online payments is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020. Mail-in or call-in payments must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2020.

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Winner of this special award receives a personalized plaque and a cash award. Award will be presented at the Keystone Media Awards Celebration on Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Harrisburg.

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