Convention and Contests

Convention 2017

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

2017 KPA Convention

Thank you to those who attended the KPA Convention! Please find links to speaker notes and presentations below.

Denise Malan's Speaker Notes

President's Banquet Presentation

AOE Presentation

Click here to see the KPA Awards of Excellence Award winning entries! Click here to see more!

Do you want to support the Kansas Newspaper Foundation while receiving a cool t-shirt in the process? We still have a few more t-shirts left - large and XL only.

 

          The 2017 KPA Convention is sponsored, in part, by the following:

                                                             

                                                                      

                                                 

                                                     

                                                       

                                                             

                                                              

Would you like to be a sponsor? Click here to download our sponsorship brochure.

2017 Awards of Excellence and Convention

Kansas Press Association sponsors its annual Awards of Excellence competition to recognize outstanding work by Kansas newspapers. The 64 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. The awards will be presented to the newspapers during the AOE Awards Luncheon being held during the KPA Covention on April 8, 2017.

Click here for the printable version of the 2017 KPA AOE Call for Entries.

2016 Awards of Excellence results

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.

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!

Other Contest-Related Articles

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).