Publications Contest

The Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) in conjunction with the Kansas School Public Relations Association (KanSPRA) conducts a publications and electronic media contest each Fall. The contest recognizes the top publications produced by Kansas school districts, cooperatives and vocational-technical schools.

This recognition program is open only to KASB members.

2018 KASB/KanSPRA Publications Contest Guidelines

Deadline for the 2018 Publications Contest is October 12, 2018.

Awards

Certificates of Excellence and Certificates of Merit will be awarded in each category based on total points earned by the entry.

The Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) in conjunction with the Kansas School Public Relations Association (KanSPRA) conducts a publications and electronic media contest each Fall. The contest recognizes the top publications produced by Kansas school districts, cooperatives and vocational-technical schools.

This recognition program is open only to KASB members.

2018 KASB/KanSPRA Publications Contest Guidelines

Criteria and Entry Details

Categories

  • Enter as many categories as you wish, but only one entry per category.
  • To ensure your entry is accepted and judged accurately, please be sure to enter in the correct category and provide live url links to all information requested below.
  1. District Report Card / Annual Report: Annual publication to inform patrons of the district’s performance.
  2. Audio / Video: A presentation or episode of a single program, podcast, or promotional piece.
  3. Calendar / Handbook: Publication with event dates or information or yearly publication designed to inform students, staff, and/or parents about the organization and policy.
  4. Electronic Publication: External or internal communications distributed only electronically. Links to two different issues must be provided to qualify as one entry.
  5. Marketing Materials / Special Purpose Publication: Items used to communicate the appealing qualities or explain education issues of a school, district, or program. This is a single piece.
  6. Newsletters: External or internal publications: Links to two different issues must be submitted to qualify as one entry. Each organization may enter twice in this category - once for district-level newsletters and once for building-level newsletters.
  7. Photo / Photo Series: Photographs taken by a district representative for publication. Provide description of use in the Analysis and Planning section of the entry form.
  8. Project, Special Event or Program: Describe a project, special event, or program that supported a district initiative. Provide description, results, and samples of materials and tactics utilized.
  9. Websites / Social Media: Provide a link to your district's home page (first page of your site). Please do not submit separate entries for each of your individual school sites.
  10. Writing: Op-ed pieces, editorials, speeches, or individual articles from an official written piece intended for public distribution. Provide proof of publication.

Deadline for submissions is October 12, 2018.

How to Enter

  1. Publications produced between August 1, 2017 and July 31, 2018 are eligible.
  2. Deadline to submit entries is October 12, 2018.
  3. All entries must be submitted in the form of a link on the official entry form: https://www.research.net/r/MYCS3SJ
  4. If the entry is not currently accessible on the Internet, submitters can upload the file(s) to a free web storage account such as DropBox, GoogleDrive, or OneDrive and then provide a link.

Judging

A judging team of communications experts from a state public relations association will serve as judges of all entries in the 2018 contest. Judging will take place between October 15 and November 16, and winners will be notified in late November.

Judging Criteria

Entries will be scored from a 1 (poor) to 10 (excellent) based on the following criteria:

  • research / assessment
  • analysis / planning
  • evaluation / results, and
  • overall appearance.

For More Information

Questions or requests for additional information can be directed to
KASB’s Ted Carter, tcarter@kasb.org or call 800-432-2471.