Kansas Scholastic Press Association

Rubrics for State & Regional Contests


Below are the rubrics used for both state and regional contests to score entries and identify winners. We hope these are helpful in guiding your students toward award-winning and solid journalism. While the checkmark criteria weigh into our judges decisions, they are not the entirety of the possible criteria for a well-written story, effective design and so on.

On-Site Contests

Digital Submission Contests

All of the frequent judges comments can be found on this simple pdf.

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Rubrics for State & Regional Contests