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WKU High School Media Awards

The WKU High School Media Awards will not be held during the 2023-2024 school year, but a return is anticipated for the 2024-2025 school year with a contest and event in fall 2024.

High school journalists play an important role in their communities.  From developing important skills to tackling controversial issues, the annual WKU High School Media Awards recognize budding journalists for their talent and hard work.

Sponsored by the Western Kentucky University School of Media and WKU Student Publication, the contest rewards the outstanding efforts of high school journalists throughout the region.  We urge high school newspaper, magazine, yearbook, website and broadcasting advisers to enter their staffers in the annual contest.

2023 Contest Rules


Past Winners - Newspaper/Broadcast

2023 Winners

2022: BroadcastNewspaper/MagazineYearbookJudge's Comments

2021 Winners

2020 Winners

2019 Winners

2017 (Excel Spreadsheet)

2018 (Excel Spreadsheet)

Past Winners - Yearbook

2020 (Excel Spreadsheet)    2020 (PDF with images of winning work)

2019 (Excel Spreadsheet)    2019 (PDF with images of winning work)    2019 Judging Comments

2018 (Excel Spreadsheet)    2018 (PDF with images of winning work)

2017 (Excel Spreadsheet)

2016 (Excel Spreadsheet)

Sam Oldenburg, KHSMI Coordinator | samual.oldenburg@wku.edu | 270-745-3055

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