The deadline is fast approaching for entries in the 2020 Awards of Excellence Contest.
The previously announ ced entry deadline of Nov. 9 has been extended to Nov. 18, and Kansas Press Association Executive Director Emily Bradbury and other staff members are ready to offer assistance to any members who have questions about the categories or the process of uploading.
A new award for 2020 is the Journalist of the Year award. It will be given to the person who provides a portfolio of work that is judged to be the most outstanding in Kansas.
Next year’s annual convention and President’s Banquet will take place on separate dates.
The convention will include the educational seminars and the AOE presentations for both news and advertising. It is scheduled for March 19 and 20 at the Meridian Center in Newton.
The traditional Friday night banquet, rebranded as the President’s Gala, is scheduled in Topeka on June 19, 2020.
It will include the special awards, such as Hall of Fame, Clyde M. Reed Jr. Master Editor Award, the Boyd Community Service Award and the Gaston Outstanding Mentor Award, among others.