Press Club of Western Pennsylvania announces 2019 Golden Quill call for entries

The Press Club of Western Pennsylvania is calling for submissions to its 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 Golden Quill competition has undergone major changes for 2019, and categories have been revised to adapt to changes in the industry. The awards will continue to undergo examination based upon feedback and participation to ensure a competitive field.

The contest also includes a student competition, designed to highlight outstanding work being produced by the next generation of journalists. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

The entry deadline for the Golden Quill Awards is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019. All entries must have been published or broadcast between Jan. 1, 2018, and Dec. 31, 2018, 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, Mahoning and Trumbull; and West Virginia counties of Brooke, Cabell, Hancock, Marion, Marshall, Monongalia, Ohio, Preston and Wetzel -- can be downloaded here. or received in hard copy by contacting The Press Club at 412-281-7778 or by sending email to Newsrooms will receive the forms by mail.


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.