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Monthly Contests

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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SM East, Pittsburg, SM North, SM Northwest students lead September Photo of the Month winners

Fifteen students from 10 Kansas high schools placed in the top three of five categories for the September Photo of the Month contest. Here are the students the judge deemed worthy of recognition: Sports 1st—Molly Halter, SM East 2nd—Katie Knutson, BV Northwest 3rd—Kate Martens, Salina Central Student Life 1st—Caroline Creidenberg,…...

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September Story of the Month Winners Announced

Students from KC Washington, Shawnee Mission East, Wichita East and Blue Valley High School have won first place awards in KSPA’s Story of the Month Contest for September 2012. Here are the top three entries for each category: News 1st—Lauryn Stramel– Washington, “Schedule Changes Cause Chaos“ 2nd—Jordan Watkins– Maize, “New principal…...

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Maize, BV West, BV Northwest students win April design contest

Two students from Maize tied for first place in the news publication category of KSPA’s April Design of the Month Contest, while students from Blue Valley West (yearbook design) and Blue Valley Northwest (infographics) also earned first-place honors. Here are the winners and others who merited recognition from the judge:…...

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Students from three schools win top spots in April Story of the Month contest

Two students each from Shawnee Mission East and Blue Valley Northwest, and one student from Holton High School earned first-place rankings in KSPA’s Story of the Month Contest. Here are the winners and other entries noted by the judge, along with links to their stories: Feature Story 1st: Julia Poe,…...

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April Monthly Contest Entry Form Now Available

The monthly contest entry form is now available for April.  You may access it here. If you have difficulties accessing the form, please contact Claire or Amanda at [email protected]

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Stories about storytelling, male cheerleaders earn top honors for March

Rachel Anderson’s story about male cheerleaders at Blue Valley North, along with Erin O’Neill’s feature about Blue Valley Northwest’s Storytelling program led the winners in the March Story of the Month contest. Here’s a list of the winners with links to their stories: News 1st Place — Rachel Anderson, Blue…...

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