The journalists at The Pitt News won six awards in the national contest held by Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The winners are:
- Single spot news photo, first place to Thomas Yang, "Pitt Police Officers Blocked the Fifth Avenue Entrance to Litchfield Towers as Protesters Filled the Street"
- Single sports photo, first place to Thomas Yang, "Pitt Running Back Qadree Ollison (30) Scored the Panthers’ Only Touchdown of the First Half Against Penn State"
- Entertainment reviews, second place to Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, "Enchantment Runs Rampant at the Benedum Center in Disney's 'Aladdin'"
- Informational graphic, third place to Elizabeth Seward, "Pitt Day of Giving Donation Information"
- News writing (planned news), certificate of merit to Neena Hagen for "Grad Union Organizers Call for New Election, Accuse Pitt of 'Unfair Labor Practices'"
- Personal opinion (off-campus issues), certificate of merit to Josh Beylinson, "Trump Protests Disrespectful to Shooting Victims"