• KanSPRA's annual communications award program includes a variety of special recognition honors. These awards offer the opportunity to earn state-level recognition for your communication achievements and honor colleagues and education leaders for their outstanding service and accomplishments. For details about the individual awards, please use the left-hand navigation to explore opportunities to recognize great work by school communicators!


    Kansas Student Publication Showcase

    Why are Public Schools Important to the Future of Kansas?

    The Kansas School Public Relations Association (KanSPRA) announces the Kansas Student Publication Showcase Awards to explain why public schools are important to the future of Kansas in the personal words and artistic expressions of our students. This statewide publications contest offers an opportunity to share individual stories from our Kansas students and their perceptions of their public school experiences.

    KanSPRA invites students to express themselves in three different formats: writing, video and still graphic. Students may submit, as individuals or as teams, publications that address the question “Why are public schools important to the future of Kansas?” One student entry from each category will win $500. In addition, KanSPRA will present the Ad Astra Award to the overall showcase winner, along with a $500 prize. Submitted publications may be shared with statewide education organizations via social media, websites and printed materials.  Students must have a parent, teacher or sponsor’s permission to submit an entry.

    CLICK HERE for the showcase details and directions to submit your publication. Email kansprastudentshowcase@gmail.com or call 316-794-4000 with any questions.

    Click the link below to submit your student publication:


    Thank you for helping KanSPRA showcase students and the value of public schools to the future of Kansas!

    Nominations for 2018 Awards Due by October 16!
    KanSPRA invites member nominations for two important awards to be presented during the KanSPRA Fall Conference November in Lawrence.  
    The Distinguished Service and Newcomer of the Year awards celebrate individuals who have gone above and beyond for their districts/organizations, our profession and public education as a whole. 
    Please take some time to thoughtfully consider who might be deserving of one of these awards and submit your nomination online here. Don't delay! The deadline is October 16.
    Thank you for helping us to recognize excellence among our network of Kansas school public relations professionals.