Submission period for Golden Quills now over

The deadline has passed for the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania's 55th Golden Quill Awards, the annual competition that recognizes professional excellence in written, broadcast, photographic, video and digital journalism in Western Pennsylvania and neighboring counties in Eastern Ohio and Northern West Virginia.

The entries are now being judged by nationally recognized journalism professionals outside of Western Pennsylvania. Finalists will be notified by late April.  Winners will be announced at the Golden Quill Awards dinner on Wednesday, May 29, at the Rivers Casino on Pittsburgh's North Shore. 


Press Club of Western Pennsylvania announces 2018 Golden Quill winners

PITTSBURGH, May 24, 2018 – The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania announced the winners of the 54th Golden Quill Awards during an awards presentation tonight at the Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh. The Golden Quills competition recognizes professional and student excellence in print, broadcast, photography, videography and digital journalism in Western Pennsylvania and nearby counties in Ohio and West Virginia.

See the complete list of the 2018 Golden Quill winners and finalists here.

Also tonight, The Press Club honored retired Trib Total Media managing editor and former Press Club president James Cuddy Jr. with the President’s Award. The Service to Journalism Award was presented to KQV Radio, which went off the air on Dec. 31, 2017.

Robinson native Francesca Dabecco, a rising senior at Point Park University, was awarded the 2018 Bob Fryer Memorial Scholarship. Victoria Bails of Washington, Pa., a rising junior at Point Park University, received the 2018 Press Club Scholarship.

The premier sponsor of the event is Point Park University School of Communication. Lead sponsors are Frank, Gale, Bails, Murcko & Pocrass, P.C.; and Cision.

See photos from the 2017 Golden Quill Awards here.