KPA adds Journalist of the Year award

Posted August 21, 2019

A new annual award will debut at the 2020 Kansas Press Association annual convention in Newton — the Kansas Journalist of the Year citation.

The award will be presented along with the Awards of Excellence winners and will be based on a body of work by a journalist published between Nov. 1, 2018 and Oct. 1, 2019.

“We have noticed such an award in other state press associations, so we’re excited to add this new award to our repertoire,” said Emily Bradbury, KPA executive director. “Our journalists are doing exemplary work and this award will allow us to recognize them.”

Entrants must be from newspapers that are members in good standing of the KPA.

For this competition, entries should consist of six examples of the journalist’s work during the contest period.

Entries may include supporting material to indicate how the journalist’s work made a difference in the community or Kansas as a whole.

Entries can be made by the entrant or on their behalf.