Kansas Press Association sponsors several contests during the course of the year. Click here to e-mail Emily Bradbury for more information on KPA contests.

2016 Awards of Excellence

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Click here to see a list of awards sorted by newspaper. The list includes comments, when provided, by the judges.

Click here to see the 2016 AOE Awards Presentation.


We decided to produce three "how-to" videos that help answer questions about the 2016 AOE Contest and give you helpful hints to make your AOE experience even better.

The first video focuses on the 2016 Call for Entries and helpful hints.

The second video walks you through the uploading process.

The third video shows you how to use RealView for your entries that require a large, PDF upload.

Click herefor the printable version of the 2016 KPA AOE Call for Entries.

Click here to begin uploading your entries! 

2015 Awards of Excellence and KPA Convention

The 2015 KPA Convention will be held on April 17-18, 2015 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Junction City. Click here for the 2015 registration brochure.

Kansas Press Association sponsors its annual Awards of Excellence competition to recognize outstanding work by Kansas newspapers. The 61 contest categories focus on writing, photography, design, special sections and newspaper web sites. The advertising portion of the contest includes competition in ad concepts, design and revenue ideas. In 2014, 69 Kansas newspapers submitted more than 3,000 contest entries. The awards will be presented to the newspapers during the AOE Awards Luncheon being held during the KPA Covention on April 18, 2015.

New for 2015!

Three new categories, new circulation divisions, easier way to log-in to the contest, and new requirements for the photography competitions. Check your entries carefully!

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Contest Winners

Find out about Kansas Press Association contest winners.

2014 AOE Winner's Tab, AOE entries (1st, 2nd and 3rd places) and Excel list of AOE winners

Click here to go to the KPA AOE DropBox

Click here to view photos of the event (raw photos for publication).