Award Details

The Society of Professional Journalists’ Keystone Pro Chapter’s Excellence in Journalism Awards contest annually recognizes the best in journalism. This contest is open to all journalists who either lived in Pennsylvania or New Jersey when their work was published or whose work was first published in Pennsylvania or New Jersey. Online publications are welcome.

Visit the SPJ website for complete details.

In addition to honoring the best in breaking news, investigative, feature and general assignment reporting from the year, these awards feature a section of categories for those who publish newsletters. Anyone whose work fits that criteria is eligible.

Awards will be presented during the Keystone Media Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2024, beginning at noon, in conjunction with the Keystone Media Awards Luncheon at the Sheraton Hershey Harrisburg Hotel, located at 4650 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA  17111. 

If you have any questions or problems regarding the contest, email