Congratulations to the all star students who provided hundreds of entries for our 2022 KSPA State Contest. We want to thank these student journalists for shooting for the stars in every category, you did it! 

Thank You!

Our staff thanks the board of directors for all of their help with the contest in the everchanging pandemic conditions. This year’s 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 of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • KSPA assistants Kerry Navinskey, Emma Olinger and Anna Wiksten
  • The KSPA board, who helped accommodate for the changes to the contest.
  • The advisers who helped to organize their students and all of the logistics for the contest.

Correction Request

If you believe that there has been a mistake in the reporting of results, please do not email our normal account or tweet at us. Please fill out this form. Thanks!

Official ResultsSweepstakes Results

1A Champion: Saint Francis Community High School

Runner up: Burrton High School

2A Champion: Chase County Jr.-Sr. High School

Runner up: Hillsboro High School

3A Champion: Humboldt High School

Runner up: Phillipsburg High School

4A Champion: Chanute High School

Runner up: Bishop Miege High School

5A Champion: Mill Valley High School

Runner up: Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School

6A Champion: Blue Valley Northwest High School

Runner up: Maize Career Academy

Certificates, Entries and Rubrics

All materials from the State Contest (including certificates for winners, copies of the student entries in on-site contests and judging rubrics for digital and on-site contests) will be mailed after advisers and students have a chance to request corrections in KSPA results (see above). Any schools who have yet to pay membership or State Contest fees will have those materials withheld from mailing.

Information for a Press Release

If you are interested in showcasing the success of your students, consider using the document here to send to your principal, your school district or parents. Be sure to replace some of the highlighted and bolded content as it is meant to be customized to your school.

Coming soon: Simply Better showcase

The KSPA staff will be working during the coming weeks to create our annual “Simply Better” showcase of student work in the KSPA contest. Please check back or keep your eye on our Twitter account for the finished gallery of winning entries.