The Kentucky Press Association sponsors two contests each year -- one for writing, design and photography; and, one for advertising.

Awards for the Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers Contest (deadline in early October) are presented each year at the Winter Convention. The Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers Contest is designed for reporting, writing and photography entries.

The KPA Advertising Excellence in Kentucky Contest (deadline in late winter) is designed for advertising staffs with a variety of categories available. The awards are presented at the conclusion of each KPA Advertising Spring Seminar.

Judging for both contests is arranged through reciprocal agreements with other state press associations.

Cost: Each newspaper entering a KPA contest pays $7 per entry.