Congratulations to the all-star students who provided hundreds of entries for our 2023 KSPA State Contest. We want to thank these student journalists for their hours of hard work that helped make this contest a great end to the 2022-2023 academic year. 

Thank You!

Our staff thanks the board of directors for all of their help. This year’s contest also 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, Brynna Burnett, Cuyler Dunn and Madalynn Abele
  • 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 Results

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3A Champion: 

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6A Champion:

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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. Make a copy of the document and 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.