The All-Kansas critique service provides advisers and their students with insightful commentary on what you do well and how you could improve your news publication, yearbook, video news program and/or your news website. It also evaluates each medium to determine and reward the very best in Kansas.

When we send your publications to our nationwide judges, we also send along a critique booklet that guides their comments and ranking. You can find each critique booklet below. A great classroom activity is allowing your editors (or even your readers) to evaluate the publication for these criteria.

Please see the KSPA calendar for All-Kansas critique deadlines, including the Earlybird Yearbook Critique deadline.

ALL-KANSAS YEARBOOK CRITIQUES

Submit your 2021 yearbook entry here

Get in-depth feedback on how your staff did last year. Yearbooks are assessed on the following criteria: Concepts, Coverage, Reporting, Photography and Design. Plus, each staff receives a detailed letter from the judge summarizing areas of improvement and excellence.

SAMPLE: yearbook critique book

ALL-KANSAS NEWS PUBLICATION CRITIQUES

MAILED SUBMISSION of your news publication

DIGITAL SUBMISSION of your 2021-2022 news publication

 

Select some of your best issues from the school year to showcase for our judges. News Publications are assessed on the following criteria: Coverage, Reporting, Visuals, Design and Leadership. Plus, each staff receives a detailed letter from the judge summarizing areas of improvement and excellence.

SAMPLE: news publication critique book

ALL-KANSAS NEWS WEBSITE CRITIQUES

Submit your 2021-2022 news website entry here

Our judges will review your news website during our judging window. Websites are assessed on the following criteria: Coverage & Design, Writing & Editing, Breaking News, Interactivity & Multimedia and Design & Navigation. Plus, each staff receives a detailed letter from the judge summarizing areas of improvement and excellence.

SAMPLE: news website critique book

ALL-KANSAS VIDEO NEWS CRITIQUES

Submit your 2021-2022 video news entry here

We find video experts to give detailed feedback to your staff on a news program of your choice. Video News Programs are assessed on the following criteria: Coverage & Content, Writing & Editing, On-Air Performance & Continuity, Photography and Technical Quality. Plus, each staff receives a detailed letter from the judge summarizing areas of improvement and excellence.

SAMPLE: video news critique book

ALL-KANSAS HISTORY: year by year

The All-Kansas critique service provides advisers and their students with insightful commentary on what you do well and how you could improve your news publication, yearbook, video news program and/or your news website. It also evaluates each medium to determine and reward the very best in Kansas.

All-Kansas Yearbooks

All-Kansas Newspapers

All-Kansas Video News

All-Kansas Websites

Congratulations to all of our winners! We are incredibly proud to represent the amazing work that your staffs contributes every day.