The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania announces 2018 Golden Quill Awards

The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania is calling for submissions to its 54th Golden Quill Awards, the annual competition that recognizes professional excellence in written, photographic, broadcast and online journalism in Western Pennsylvania and also nearby counties in Ohio and West Virginia.

New to the contest this year is a student competition, designed to highlight outstanding work being produced by the next generation of journalists.

The entry deadline for the Golden Quill Awards is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. All entries must have been published or broadcast between Jan. 1, 2017, and Dec. 31, 2017, to be eligible.

Entries to the Golden Quill Awards will be submitted using a Web-based program at Better BNC ( and payment will be online only. Rules and instructions for submission for the awards -- open to all news professionals in 29 counties of Western Pennsylvania; Ohio counties of Belmont, Columbiana, Jefferson and Trumbull; and West Virginia counties of Brooke, Cabell, Hancock, Marshall, Monongalia, Preston and Wetzel -- can be downloaded here.

Winners of the Golden Quills will be announced during the awards ceremony on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at the Rivers Casino on Pittsburgh’s North Shore.

See photos from last year's Golden Quill Awards here.