And we now have our first entries in the 2021 KPA contests. While the number of newspapers registering grows slowly but surely, we are starting to get actual entries for the contests. The Crittenden Press, Cumberland County News and Russell Springs Times Journal have all submitted entries.
They’re well ahead of the midnight Friday, October 15, deadline to submit entries when the contest portal will be shut down. Newspapers have had all the contest information since July 15 so three months is more than sufficient time to get registered (takes less than a couple of minutes) and then go through entries to submit for the contest.
So far, 29 weeklies/multi-weeklies, five dailies and four Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association publications have registered to enter the contests.
As of this morning, the following had registered:
Greenup Gazette • Springfield Sun • Lebanon Enterprise • Elizabethtown News Enterprise • LaRue County Herald News • Ohio County Times-News • Greater Ashland Beacon • Swift Creek Courier • Central Kentucky News Journal • The Bridge/Somerset Community Technical College • Manchester Enterprise • Central City Leader News • Bowling Green Daily News • Berea Citizen • Corbin News Journal • Ashland Daily Independent • Bourbon County Citizen • Paducah Sun • Richmond Register • The Mountain Advocate • Oldham Era • Somerset Commonwealth Journal • Murray State News • Kentucky Kernel • Casey County News • Butler County Banner • Edmonton Herald-News • Frankfort State Journal • Woodford Sun • College Heights Herald • Carter County Times • Meade County Messenger • Corbin Times Tribune • London Sentinel Echo • Falmouth Outlook • Crittenden County Press • Cumberland County News • Russell Springs Times Journal
Nothing’s stopping you from getting registered right now so go ahead and get that out of the way. With three months’ time to get this all done, there’s really no excuse to missing the deadline.
Here’s access to the registration materials and a little more information:
When you do access www.newspapercontest.com/kentucky, first, READ the basic instructions and please read closely the very first line. It gives you the “Association Code” that you must enter when registering.