Distinguished Writing Awards

Distinguished Writing Awards


Contest open - deadline to enter is January 31


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.

Entries 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 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.