Keystone Media Awards – Students

Keystone Media Awards – Students


Harrisburg, PA


Teresa Shaak




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 their 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 2023 Student Keystone Media Award Winners!

2023 Student Keystone Media Award Winners – DI
(Four-year colleges over 10,000 enrollment)

2023 Student Keystone Media Award Winners – DII
(Four-year colleges under 10,000 enrollment)

2023 Student Keystone Media Award Winners – DIII
(Two-year colleges)

2023 Student Keystone Media Award Winners – DIV
(High Schools)

The Lenfest Institute College Diversity Champion Award winner:
Nicolle Elise Majette
Temple University, Philadelphia Neighborhoods
View the Student Diversity Champion webpage for more details.

The Ralph Flamminio Memorial Award winner:
Alexandra Ross
University of Pittsburgh, The Pitt News
View the Ralph Flamminio Memorial Award webpage for more details.

NEW! Sweepstakes Award Winners:

Division I – Penn State Main, The Daily Collegian

Division II – Lehigh University, The Brown and White

Division III – Bucks County Community College, The Centurion

Division IV – Emmaus High School, The Stinger

The PNA Foundation supplied plaques to each first-place winner and certificates to each second place and honorable mention winner in attendance at the Student Keystone Media Awards Event in Harrisburg on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.

Certificates for all non-attendees have been mailed to the school address (unless otherwise notified) with the option to purchase plaque(s). Complete the order form below to order your plaque(s). Plaque orders will be processed within two weeks upon receipt.

Plaque Order Form

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

Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation Logo

2023 Student Keystone Contest Rules & Entry Instructions 2023 Student Keystone Categories

The 2024 Student Keystone Media Awards contest rules will be available by early November 2023. 

Judges’ tip for creating winning entries: Be sure your articles include facts and no misinformation. It is extremely important to follow AP Style as well as adhere to facts and correct details in your stories/entries. The AP Stylebook is available online and in print.

The PNA Foundation recognizes that student journalists do amazing work throughout the school year.  It’s uplifting for anyone who cares about the news media industry to know that creative, committed and passionate students are excelling at what we love. Share your best work and have it showcased on our Student Journalism Projects Page!

Visit our Journalism Scholarships page and our Internship Guide page to see opportunities available for student journalists.

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

Past Student Keystone Winners

Past Student Diversity Champion Awards