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Monthly Contests

‘Amigos’ layout wins design contest for SM East students

Katie Kulaga and Gaby Thompson’s two-page news magazine spread depicting students’ summer volunteer  work in Honduras was judged Best in Show and won the Shawnee Mission East students the next-to-last Story of the Month contest, which focused on news publications design. The spread ran in The Harbinger, East’s award-winning student…...

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SM North photo of JROTC inspection wins February contest

Megan Reilly of Shawnee Mission North won KSPA’s February Photo of the Month contest for her beautifully stark and poignant photograph of a Naval Junior ROTC student undergoing inspection. The strong composition, the perfect cropping and the story being told by the photo’s contrast — the statue-still soldier and her…...

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KSPA adds monthly photo contest

Starting September 2009, KSPA begins its Photo of the Month contest, a monthly contest for high school photographers that is similar to the Story of the Month competition. President-Elect and Contest Chair Jill Chittum, the publications adviser at Blue Valley High School, proposed the idea at a KSPA meeting in…...

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Monthly competitions help students hone skills

KSPA is expanding its traditional “Story of the Month” competition to include monthly photo contests. The new Photo of the Month contest builds on what was just a single contest to encourage student photojournalists to submit photos every month for judging and recognition. Story of the Month categories now look…...

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