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Mark has won plenty of accolades throughout his career, including five Keystone Press Awards and three Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Awards.  His most First Place 2011 SPJ Award for Sports Photography is shown below.

District Delight


Spartans Threepeat in AAA
Mark won a 2010 Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Keystone Press Award for the sports photo shown above.


In addition to numerous awards, Mark's photos have popped up in some of the finest newspapers and magazines throughout the country.  Notable appearances include:

  • Sporting News

  • USA Today

  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

  • msnbc.com

  • The Boston Globe

  • The Philadelphia Inquirer

  • People magazine (a photo of, not by Mark!)

Click on the images below to see some examples:



PIAA Wrestling
A Lake Lehman wrestler flips a wrestler from Bloomsburg in the 2007 PIAA Class AA 152-pound final. 
This photo won Second Place in Division IV of the 2008 Keystone Press Awards.

A young Catholic school girl prays during a Transition Mass, days before the closing of Bishop O’Reilly High School in May, 2007. 

This photo won First Place in Division III of the 2007 PA Newspaper Association's Newspaper of the Year contest.

Moving Day
This photo won Honorable Mention in Division III of the 2006 Keystone Press Awards.

And in addition to receiving the awards listed at the top of this page, Mark has received recognition of another sort when he was featured on a billboard on Route 309 South (also known as the Cross Valley Expressway) in Luzerne County, PA several years ago!

Click here to learn more!

A few of Mark's awards include:

  • 2011 Society of Professional Journalists – First Place for Sports, District Delight
  • 2010 Keystone Press Award, Division IV - First Place for Sports Photo, Spartans Threepeat in AAA
  • 2008 Keystone Press Award, Division IV - Second Place for Sports Photo, PIAA Wrestling
  • 2007 Pennsylvania Newspaper Association - Newspaper of the Year Contest, Division III - First Place for Best Use of Photography, Catholic School Closing
  • 2006 Keystone State Press Award, Division III Honorable Mention, Moving Day
  • 2001 Society of Professional Journalists – Third Place for team coverage of Bear Creek Plane Crash
  • 1996 Keystone State Press Award, Division III - Second Place, Sports Photo
  • 1996 Society of Professional Journalists - Honorable Mention for team coverage of Wyoming Valley Flood Crisis
  • 1993 Keystone State Press Award, Division IV, Weekly - First Place, Sports Photo

All images and text appearing on this web site are the exclusive property of Mark Moran, Melissa Moran, and Moran Photography and Graphic Design unless otherwise noted and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws. The images may not be reproduced in any form, and may not be copied, transmitted, or manipulated without the written permission of the owners.  Use of any images as the basis for another photographic concept or illustration (digital, artist rendering, etc.) is a violation of U.S. and International copyright laws.