Keystone Media Awards – Students

Keystone Media Awards – Students


*Awards will be mailed (please see below)


Harrisburg, Pa.


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 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

A special event celebrating the award-winning efforts of college and high school students was scheduled for April 8, at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey.  Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all activities were canceled, including the college fair, educational session and awards luncheon.

While we can never recreate the excitement and pride felt during this special celebration, we invite everyone to review the slide show of the 2020 Student Keystone Award Winners, “It Can Wait” Winners and “Stop Cyberbullying” Winners.  All winners names are included as well as selected first place entries.

*Certificates will be mailed this summer.  Please complete the form below to receive your certificate(s) at your home.  All unclaimed certificates will be mailed to the adviser at the school for distribution.

Foundation Student Contacts

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