ALERT! AOE deadline much earlier this year

September 21, 2017

Because the Kansas Press Association annual convention is being moved to February in 2018, the 2017 Awards of Excellence deadlines have been adjusted as well.

Instead of a full calendar year as in the past, this year's contest will include just the first 10 months of 2017 so that we can get the entries judged in time for presentation at the convention.

The entry year for 2018's awards will be Jan. 1 - Oct. 31, 2017.

Entries can be uploaded starting today.

Click here to download the 2017 Call for Entries with instructions for uploading your newspaper's best work.

We are making this move so we can tie in the annual Day at the Statehouse with the annual KPA convention at a time when members can need to meet directly with their legislators in Topeka at a critical point in the session.

The plan is for the convention to begin on Thursday with Day at the Statehouse, followed by a full Friday schedule and just over half a day on Saturday. It will end with the Awards of Excellence luncheon.