Distinguished Writing Awards (Keystone Media Awards)

Distinguished Writing Awards (Keystone Media Awards)




Harrisburg, PA


Teresa Shaak





PNA Foundation Distinguished Writing Awards

Since 1987, the purpose of this award is to showcase quality writing. The award is judged solely on the quality of writing, without regard to circulation or category.

The contest is open to individual writers only – no team entries. Entries must include three pieces of work, and may include various types of articles. Work that has been entered in any other category (news, column, series, etc.) is acceptable. Any type of article may be entered, including those not listed in the entry categories.

Congratulations to David Mekeel (Reading Eagle), winner of the 2020 Distinguished Writing Award!

This contest is a category within the Keystone Media Awards.

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

*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.