Keystone Media Awards – Students

Keystone Media Awards – Students


Awards will be mailed


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.

Congratulations to the 2020 Student Keystone Media Awards Winners!

Division I – Four-year colleges over 10,000 enrollment

Division II – Four-year colleges under 10,000 enrollment

Division III – Two-year colleges

Division IV – High Schools

The Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation has made the difficult, but obvious, decision to postpone the Student Keystone Media Awards celebration scheduled for April 8, 2020, due to COVID-19. This includes the college fair, an educational session and the awards luncheon where high school and college winners were to receive Student Keystone Media Awards as well as statewide recognition for the It Can Wait and Stop Cyber Bullying contests.

We have been closely monitoring updates and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and local governments. We have also been actively following travel advisories and restrictions being placed on many news media personnel as well as citizens. The health, safety and well-being of our members, staff, participants and other stakeholders is of paramount importance.

Awards will be mailed to students in the coming weeks and any registration fees will be refunded.

Please feel free to 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!

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 and the Stop Cyber Bullying Editorial Contests!

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


Past Student Keystone Winners