Sign up for — or extend! — your membership to KSPA, the association that supports student journalists and their teachers in the Sunflower State. Each adviser can purchase a membership, and a membership is required for all contests (monthly, Regional and State) and all critiques (All-Kansas news publication, video, online and yearbook). A membership also qualifies your school for special pricing on fall conferences and other events.
Teachers know that prompt feedback helps students learn. Our monthly contests provide just that kind of immediate response. Plus, the recognition of winning! Almost any piece of journalism that students produce can be entered — from infographics to opinion writing, from yearbook design to multimedia storytelling.
2023-2024 Monthly Contests: Single Entry$5.00 Add to cart
2023-2024 Monthly Contests: Design package$70.00 Add to cart
2023-2024 Monthly Contests: Multimedia package$140.00 Add to cart
2023-2024 Monthly Contest: Photography package$140.00 Add to cart
2023-2024 Monthly Contests: Writing package$140.00 Add to cart
Your staff works tirelessly to make the best publication you can. So, you deserve expert feedback too. The All-Kansas critique provides your staff with both congratulations for work well done and advice for how to improve. We recruit the professionals who will give honest feedback and who understand the latest in yearbook, newspaper, websites and video journalism.
Let us take one thing off your full to-do list. We can forward your registration along to JEA if you make a payment to us. Plus, registering through KSPA provides us a little extra financial support.
Middle School Critiques
These critiques help middle school advisers and their students gain an outside perspective on the strengths of their publication, while also helping to set goals for the next school year. These critiques are available for all middle school media, including yearbooks, news publications, online and broadcast. Note that there are Annotated and Regular versions: the Annotated version features the judge’s comments on the pages of the publication, so you can see them in context.