Keystone Media Awards – Students

Keystone Media Awards – Students


Virtual Celebration


Teresa Shaak




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.

Congratulations to the 2021 Student Keystone Media Award Winners!

Division I – four year colleges and universities with enrollment of 10,000 or more

Division II – four year colleges and universities with enrollment under 10,000

Division III – two year colleges

Division IV – high schools

Due to ongoing concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic, there are currently no plans for an in-person awards event in 2021.  View the 2021 Student Keystone Media Awards presentation celebrating this year’s winning entries.

Certificates and plaques were mailed to the winning high schools, colleges and universities in mid-April. One plaque was awarded to each winner for first place, and certificates were awarded for second place and honorable mention.

Thank you for your understanding and your patience. We look forward to the chance to gather again next April to recognize and honor outstanding student journalists.

Check back in November for the 2022 Student Keystone Contest Rules.

Email the PNA Foundation or phone (717) 703-3003 with any questions.


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!

2021 Student Keystone Media Awards Rules 2021 Student Keystone Media Awards Categories PNA Student Services

Visit our Students & Teachers page to see all the great opportunities we offer!

High School Students: Be sure to check out the details about the It Can Wait and the Stop Cyber Bullying Editorial Contests.

College Students: Be sure to check out the details about the Capitol Crash Course and our Internship Guide.



Past Student Keystone Winners