Kansas Scholastic Press Association is once again offering their critique service for middle schools.

There are two options to the service:

  • Option 1: For $20, your book, website, broadcast program or newspaper will be critiqued and returned along with a rating certificate and the copy of the critique.
  • Option 2: For $25 your book or newspaper will receive an annotated critique along with a rating certificate and the copy of the critique. Annotated suggestions are printed on sticky notes and left on pages rather than being written directly in book. This service is not available for websites and broadcast programs.

Broadcast Entries

Regular critique only. For $20 submit five broadcast segments 3-5 minutes in length via YouTube. Segments may be news, feature, weather, sports, and/or review in any combination. Broadcast entries will only have certificates and critiques mailed back.

Judges are experienced with middle school programs either as past advisers or as past middle school judges. The purpose of this critique is to showcase the good points of your programs and suggest areas of improvement. With this in mind, you will receive several helpful comments.

Ratings are based on a point value. Publications receiving Superior, Excellent and Honorable Mention ratings will be recognized on the KSPA website.


Critique entries may be sent upon publication. Deadline for receiving publications is Sept. 29. Turn-around time will be three to four weeks, unless you are otherwise notified.

We hope you will select to send your publications as soon as possible so you will be able to use suggestions and recommendations for the next school year.


Print publications

Please print the submission form and mail it with your yearbook or newspaper. All books and newspapers will be mailed back via book rate.

Mary Patrick, CJE, JEA Mentor

3 Shenandoah Drive

Goddard, Kansas 67052-9418

Broadcast Publications and Websites

All broadcast and website links should also be emailed to Mary Patrick at [email protected]

Please print the submission form and email it along with your links.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mary Patrick directly at [email protected]

Or you may direct questions to the Kansas Scholastic Press Association at [email protected]