Student Keystone Media Awards – Past Winners

Keystone Media Awards

The Student Keystone Media Awards (formerly the Student Keystone Press 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 news publication 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.


Past Student Keystone 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


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PNA Foundation’s Student Keystone Media Awards Luncheon scheduled for April 8, 2020, was canceled.  We were sorry to miss this opportunity to honor the outstanding efforts of high school and collegiate journalists from across Pennsylvania.  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.


Learn more about the Student Keystone Media Awards.