Pennsylvania Women's Press Association


The Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association Excellence in Journalism awards contest recognizes the outstanding work of the organization’s members in 21 categories, including general news and feature reporting, photography, page design and online projects.

First-, second-, third-place and honorable mention awards are given in each category by out-of-state judges. A point system determines the top winner among those who garner 10 or more points. The top award carries a $250 prize; other winners receive certificates.

Information about the 2019 contest will be updated soon. Check back in January for details on the categories and how to enter.

Our Mission

To promote high standards in journalism; to provide exchange of journalistic trends and experience; to advance in careers in journalism, to coordinate opinion on matters of state and national interest to journalists, in particular, those of women.