Keystone Media Awards – Students

Keystone Media Awards – Students


Contest opens November 2019; Awards presented April 2020


Harrisburg, Pa.


PNA Foundation




Keystone Media Awards

The Student Keystone Media 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. Students who have had their work published on a digital news site may enter the contest provided the site meets the criteria as outlined in the contest rules.

Entries are now being accepted in the 2020 Student Keystone Media Awards contest!  Deadline for entries and online payment is Friday, January 24, 2020.  Mail-in or call-in payments must be received at the PNA Foundation by Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

Enter now!

Winners will be announced by the end of February, 2020, and will be honored at the Student Keystone Media Awards Luncheon, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel, 4650 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, Pa.  More details about this special student event will be available soon!

One plaque will be awarded to each winner for first place, and certificates will be awarded for second place and honorable mention. Following the luncheon, certificates will be mailed to winners not in attendance with the option to purchase plaques.

Helpful Tip

Start saving entries for next year’s contest throughout the year! To avoid the frantic rush during next year’s contest period, we recommend that you save your potential entries in a special file on your computer. Then when contest time rolls around, you simply search that file for your best work!

2020 Student Keystone Media Awards Rules 2020 Student Keystone Media Awards Categories

High School Students: Be sure to check out the details about the It Can Wait editorial contest!

College Students: Be sure to check out the details about the Capitol Crash Course!


Past Student Keystone Winners