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The Covers: 2016 All-Kansas Yearbook Entries

Check out the covers of 55 yearbooks that were received by our Oct. 3 All-Kansas Yearbook Critique deadline. You can sort the covers by school size and each cover is captioned with the school name. The books have been shipped to the judges. Stay tuned in December for the announcement…...

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Too Close to Call: KSPA Fall Conferences 2016

We want to earn your vote as the best day of journalism ever! With the upcoming political season -- from electing new members of the Topeka statehouse election to choosing a new president -- political coverage will be everywhere: on your website, on your broadcast, in your yearbook and on…...

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2016 State Contest Results

Congratulations to the students who provided hundreds of entries for the KSPA State Contests and won the awards below. Thank You The contest would not be possible without the help of . . . Judges from all over the country Volunteers and judges from the University of Kansas William Allen White School…...

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Middle School Contest Results: Spring 2016

Congratulations to the following students for their awards from the KSPA Middle School Mail-In Contest from the Spring of 2016. We are excited to celebrate you accomplishments as middle school journalists. If you are a middle school adviser and interested in a free membership, sign up here.   Ratings for…...

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2016 All-Kansas Spring Winners

Congratulations to the following KSPA-member staffs who earned All-Kansas status for their news publications, news websites or video news programs. For news publications, our judges critiqued at total of 41 books and awarded 14 All-Kansas awards. Two video news programs from the five submitted were awarded All-Kansas. And in news websites, 6 entries…...

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Congrats to March monthly contest winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the March 2016 KSPA monthly contest. Two schools tied for the most awards during March: Blue Valley Northwest and Shawnee Mission East. Blue Valley Northwest was awarded four second places and two third places. Meanwhile, the Shawnee Mission East Lancers earned three first places, two second places and one third place.  There…...

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Julie Calabro of Andover Central wins Jackie Engel Award

KSPA joins Kansas Collegiate Media in congratulating the 2016 Jackie Engel Award winner. Please read the press release below from KCM: The Jungle Book yearbook and Spotlight news magazine adviser at Andover Central High School has won a prestigious journalism teaching award for 2016. Julie Calabro is this year’s recipient…...

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2016 KSPA Annual Award Winners

ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR 2016 The KSPA Administrator of the Year Award recognizes secondary school administrators who have stood up for the First Amendment and his/her students.  The nominee should meet the following five criteria: 1) Supports the Kansas Student Publications Act and the First Amendment; 2) Provides adequate and appropriate financial support…...

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2016 State Contest Information

Read all about the 2016 State Contest, including the digital submission prompts, deadlines, schedules and rules....

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February Monthly Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the February 2016 KSPA monthly contest. Mill Valley High School received the most awards during February:  Mill Valley was awarded two first places, three second places and two third places.  With five awards Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School received the second most awards in the month by a single school.…...

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