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2020 Individual Contest Results

2020 Individual Contest Results
January 1, 2021

Here’s the breakdown in numbers for the contest: 31 different categories in the Individual Contests: 27 Broadcast, 39 Photojournalism, 8 online, 35 yearbook and 144 Newspaper/ Newsmagazine 253...

The Royal Purple Writes Story in Honor of Jim Mead Winning KEMPA Award

The Royal Purple Writes Story in Honor of Jim Mead Winning KEMPA Award
November 11, 2020

UWW-TV adviser Jim Mead won the Friend of KEMPA Award at this year's KEMPA Fall Conference Oct. 16, and you can read all about it in The Royal Purple's coverage in their Nov. 8 article. In the article,...

Stoughton HS students reflect on KEMPA Fall Conference

Stoughton HS students attends Vince Filak's session at Fall conferncen
November 8, 2020

The Stoughton High School Norse Star staff attended the KEMPA Fall Journalism Conference virtually this year. They shared this photo-reflection of what that experience meant to them.

2020 KEMPA Publication Awards Announced

October 22, 2020

Yearbook, Newspaper, Literary Magazine, and News Magazine publication awards were announced at the KEMPA Fall Conference on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020.  Congratulations to all the winners.  Your critiques,...

Get a preview of selected Fall Conference sessions

August 27, 2020

This year's Fall Conference on Friday, Oct. 16, will be one of a kind. We've never done this virtually before, so we are working hard to make sure that you have the best experience possible.  To help...

KEMPA Fall Scholastic Journalism Conference: Innovating in a Time of Crisis

KEMPA Fall Scholastic Journalism Conference:  Innovating in a Time of Crisis
July 8, 2020

  KEMPA will hold a virtual, live Fall Conference on Friday morning, Oct. 16, 2020.  Far from being a slimmed-down version of our regular event, this conference not only lets you attend three...

New publication critique forms and how to enter this year

May 19, 2020

Board members have worked on new publication critiques for the past six months, updating and re-formatting the newspaper, yearbook and website forms, and creating a new form for magazines.  Instead of...

2020 Individual Contest Registration Information

2020 Individual Contest Registration Information
May 7, 2020

KEMPA now offers several individual contest categories in Newspaper, News Magazine, Yearbook, Online Multimedia, Broadcast, and Photography for student work published by member schools in the 2019-20 school...

Superior High School photographer wins first place CSPA Gold Circle Award for Digital Media

Sophomore Brooklyn Burger (12) slips the puck past Hudson goaltender Alayna Kushiner (1) at Superior Ice Arena Dec. 8. Photo by Judd  Ericksoon
April 23, 2020

The Superior High School girls hockey team lost a heartbreaker in overtime, but senior Judd Erickson won first place with his photo of one of them making a shot during the game against Hudson High School...

Carolyn Wagner receives Dow Jones / CSPA Distinguished Adviser Award

Carolyn Wagner (right)  with KEMPA President Beth Marshall. Wagner was named to the KEMPA Hall of Fame in October 2019.
April 18, 2020

Carolyn Wagner of Lake Zurich High School in Illinois was named one of four Distinguished Advisers in the United States by the Dow Jones News Fund and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.  Wagner...

Scholarship deadline extended to May 15

April 18, 2020

To promote journalism and communication careers, the Kettle Moraine Press Association (KEMPA) will award up to $1,800 in scholarships to this year’s graduates of member publications who plan to major...

Teaching infographic design

Teaching infographic design
Linda Barrington April 15, 2020

Infographics have been a standard element in print stories for decades, but we don't want to overlook their value on your website or even in some social media postings.  It's worth the time to learn how...

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