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.