It time to prepare your AOE entries

Posted December 15, 2021

It’s time to begin identifying and assembling your entries for the 2022 Awards of Excellence contest put on annually by the Kansas Press Association.

The deadline for entries is set for Feb. 28, 2022. All entries must have been published between Jan. 1, 2021 and Dec. 31, 2021. Publication is defined by the issue date in the newspaper or timestamp.

Entry fees are $25 per newspaper plus $5 per entry, and payment must accompany your entries. The news and advertising categories are identical to last year’s contest.

Click here to download the AOE Call for Entries. It provides the rules, categories and important reminders.

As has become the practice in recent years, almost all entries will be uploaded electronically to The contest platform is optimized for Google Chrome, so please have a recent version installed for the best contest experience.

All entries must be uploaded/submitted as full page e-tearsheets that show the date of publication or a screenshot noting the day of online publication.

The Call for Entries includes directions for preparing and submitting entries, but if you have questions, you can contact Emma Platt at (785) 271-5304 or

KPA will again also award separate news and advertising sweepstakes awards in each circulation category. Awards will be presented at KPA’s annual convention June 9 and 10, 2022 at the Meridian Center in Newton.