In just a month or less, we’ll start filling email inboxes with information about the 2018 KPA News and KPA Advertising contests. Yep, it’s almost that time again, so start thinking about stories and pictures and columns and ads and special sections and everything else produced over the last year. Then find the files and be ready to enter all those things when the contest entry process opens up.
This year’s contest period is for all issues published between October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2018. The absolutely, positively, no extension deadline to enter the 2018 contests will be October 19. Miss that date and you’ve missed the contest. That’s more than a three-month notice until the deadline and you should be able to live with such advance notice.
I don’t believe there will be any changes in the categories and those rules but could be some tweaking in the Weekly and Daily divisions circulation breaks. We’ll know more about that in the near future and will share it with you. The divisions will be having a conference call to talk about the contests and I do expect some minor changes in the Daily divisions 1, 2 and 3. But fairly minor adjustments for the circulation breaks. As of right now, the weekly divisions for 1, 2 and 3, will remain the same though that too is subject to change.