Award Details

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 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.

Congratulations to the 2024 Student Keystone Media Award Winners!

View our video from the 2024 Student Keystone Media Awards event.

Sweepstakes Award Winners:

Specialty Category Winners:

Category Winners:

Present A Plaque is now offering direct ordering!  To get the same plaques we issue to our first-place winners in the Student Keystone Media Awards contest, order the pocket plaques in black marble with frosted, non-glare acrylic (item #FBPOCM81 – for a case of 10), or item #FBPOCM81S (for individual plaques).  You’ll see a significant savings if ordering by the case! Plaque orders will be sent directly to you from Present A Plaque via FedEx (ground or 2-day delivery options available).

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!

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