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Monthly Contests

August & September Monthly Contest Results

Congratulations to the winners of the monthly contest covering the start of the school year. The top two schools — each with five awards — were Blue Valley Southwest (two firsts, one second and two thirds) and Mill Valley (one first, two seconds and two thirds). Six other schools tied…...

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April 2015 Monthly Contest Winners

The final monthly contest of the year yielded more great work from Kansas high school journalists. While submissions were down a bit (94 total submissions across all categories), we have 41 outstanding winners showcased below. Noteworthy results from this month? Zia Kelly of Lawrence High School scored two first places: News Writing and…...

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March 2015 Monthly Contest Winners

Congratulations . . . to the winners of the KSPA March Monthly contests. This month’s contest was notable for the parity among the winners. Lawrence Free State led the pack with 7 award winners, with Blue Valley Southwest right behind with 6 award winners including three first places. Three schools…...

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February Monthly Contest Winners!

From 125 entries, the judges for our monthly contest chose the 40 winning entries below as the best of the submissions. Shawnee Mission East High School collected 10 awards including 5 first place entries. Kyra Haas of Lawrence Free State collected two awards (first in News Writing and contributed to second…...

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The winners of the January Monthly Contest!

Check out the winners of the KSPA monthly contest below. Seventeen different schools collected on 46 awards from yearbook copy to video news. The biggest winners? Staff members from Blue Valley Southwest and Shawnee Mission East each earned four awards. And from Shawnee Mission North and Pittsburg High School, there…...

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November 2014 Monthly Contest Results

Congratulations to the winners of the November 2014 monthly contest! Be sure to follow @kspastaff on Twitter so that we can mention you and your award-winning work. Please contact us at [email protected] with any corrections or questions. There were 137 entries in the contest this month, and 14 different schools…...

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October Monthly Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the October 2014 KSPA monthly contest. Over 140 entries were submitted at www.kspaonline.org in 15 categories. The Online-Only Story category received zero entries. Judges from across the country reviewed the entries for KSPA member schools and students. Please let us know if you spot any spelling or accuracy…...

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KSPA seeking contest judges . . . like you?

We are seeking hard-working and expert judges of scholastic journalism. If you are an active or retired adviser, or perhaps an active or retired journalist, we hope to include you in this great activity. Please see the variety of contests below. We offer high-quality student work that is great to review…...

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Lots of ties in April Photo of the Month contest

A three-way tie for first in sports photography set the tone for a month of ties in the April KSPA Photo of the Month contest. Joseph Anderson of Lawrence, Marisa Walton of Shawnee Mission East and Jordan Reinhardt of Blue Valley Northwest shared first place by scoring 47 of 50…...

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November Multimedia winners announced

Shawnee Mission Northwest students, Travis Calvin and Jaylen Jenks, won first place in the November Multimedia of the Month contest for their broadcast story about breast cancer awareness. Below are the other winners for the November multimedia contest. Video News 1st Place: Travis Calvin and Jaylen Jenks, Shawnee Mission Northwest…...

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