Why you should join KSPA

A network of teachers from around the state is waiting to welcome you. Find all of the support and resources you could ever need to help your students become more confident, more prepared and more inspired as journalism students. For decades, KSPA has been helping media advisers just like you.

Join us in our mission of empowering
the next generation of student voices.

First-time members FREE membership!

We welcome you to KSPA as a new member with no annual fee for your first year. Enroll in the mentoring program, introduce your students to new ideas and meet teachers in your area who teach journalism and publications too!

Renewing members $40 Early Bird

Because your know the value of a KSPA membership, you are poised with your credit card at the start of the school year to renew. We thank you for supporting our mission and participating in early programs like our fall conferences.

Renewing members $50 Regular

All of the great perks of being a member are yours: reduced pricing for the fall conference series, participation in monthly contests, monthly updates through our newsletter, and — of course — competing in our Regional & State contests.

Middle school members FREE membership!

We love supporting you, our middle school members. Your students can receive feedback on their yearbook through our critique service and enter our annual middle school contest. Welcome to KSPA with a free membership!


New Teacher Mentoring

We support our new teachers with our network of caring and expert former advisers. Free to members.

Curriculum sharing

Our new program, GET IT TOGETHER, allows teachers to share their best ideas and resources with one another.

Access to sample activities

Our website contains all of the prompts from past contests, which are great activities to drop into your curriculum.


Fall conferences

Gather together with hundreds of student journalists at a state university near you to hear expert speakers.

Meeting fellow teachers

Our gatherings help your connect to fellow journalism and media teachers so you are never alone.

Connecting with JEA

Our partnerships with the Journalism Education Association allow you to renew your JEA membership through our membership form.


All-Kansas critiques

What could help your staff improve its publication more than a detailed critique of their work? Sign up today!

Student awards

Prestigious awards -- including more than $2,000 in scholarship money -- is available to students at member schools.

In-person critiques

Meet with professional journalists, university faculty and expert advisers to review your publication.


Regional contests

Our signature KSPA event? A series of contests around the state for your students to showcase their skills and receive feedback.

Monthly contests

Earn awards and receive feedback on the most recent work that you are publishing.

State contests

Become a state champ! Qualifying entries from our Regional Contest move onto the big time: State!


Helping hands

KSPA is here to support you in everything you do. We are always a phone call away for our members in need.

KSPA newsletters

Keep up with the latest news in student journalism in Kansas with our monthly newsletter.

Reps in your area

With more than a dozen board members spread over the state, we have someone near you who can help with nearly any problem.

Providing support and leadership in scholastic journalism

The Kansas Scholastic Press Association is a non-profit organization composed of Kansas scholastic journalism students and their teachers. The organization is committed to excellence in journalism at all levels and views its focus as one of providing journalism education leadership for Kansas teachers and students. The KSPA provides a support system through its contests, conferences and scheduled activities.