Names and places for each winner in the KPA News and KPA Ad contests have been emailed to the publisher or editor. The emails began Thursday morning and were completed earlier today.
In all, there were 395 places awarded in the KPA Advertising Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers competition and 687 places in the KPA News Contest.
We broke tradition this year — ok, I broke tradition — by limiting the information shared with each newspaper on winners’ names and specific places. This year, we listed each place an individual was awarded by the Oregon and Minnesota press association judges. Oregon Newspaper Association members judged the KPA News Contest; Minnesota Newspaper Association members judged the advertising contest. This new method is an effort to build attendance at both the Friday Ad Luncheon and the Friday News Banquet. The advertising contest will be announced Friday, January 25, at a noon luncheon. The news contest winners will be announced Friday, January 25, with a reception at 6 p.m. and banquet at 7. Everything takes place at the Marriott East in Louisville, site of the 2019 150th KPA Anniversary Convention.
A pdf for the Ad Luncheon and a pdf for the News Contest banquet are attached.