Every December, the Pen and Pencil Club hosts the Philadelphia News Awards, honoring the best in regional journalism, editing and media.
As one of the world’s oldest surviving private press clubs, we annually honor the best work done by our peers in Philadelphia. To do that, we accept open submissions from P&P members for who has done the finest reporting, editing and journalism that year. From those submissions, the P&P Board of Governors choose five nominations in a dozen or so categories to be highlighted for their excellence — then online voting decides the rest. Only P&P members and nominees are able to attend the annual awards event.