Bobbi Washechek
Kansas Public Radio

Kansas Public Radio launches 3rd annual KPR Mug Design Contest

Tue, 03/02/2021

LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio is launching its third annual KPR Mug Design Contest, in which the winner’s unique design will be used on the 2021 KPR Membership Coffee Mug.

These new mugs will be given to members of KPR at a socially distanced fifth annual Ice Cream Social in the Theatre Lawrence parking lot and during the KPR Mug Drive-Thru events. Further details will be announced in April.

The winner will receive a $150 value art supply gift basket from Wonder Fair; a free KPR T-shirt, socks and hat; a $25 Raven Book Store gift certificate; and two mugs. The runner-up will receive a $75 value art supply gift basket from Wonder Fair and a KPR T-shirt. KPR is planning smaller-scale distribution of this year’s mug to KPR members and sustainers while being mindful of health and safety concerns.

The design submissions need to emphasize either Kansas, community connections, radio or all three. It must also contain the words Kansas Public Radio, KPR or the actual KPR logo, available to download here. The design needs to be 8.25 inches by 3.5 inches. Designers are allowed a full color scheme, and the design must be submitted as a vector PDF.

Final submissions are due no later than March 26 with the designer’s name, phone number and email address attached and sent to Bobbi Washechek via email.

KPR will select the top five design contest entries March 29, then open submissions to online judging March 30-April 2. KPR will announce the winner and the runner-up the week of April 5.

For more information, go to or email

KPR & Audio-Reader employees and their families are not eligible to compete.

KPR, a 19-time winner of the KAB’s Station of the Year, licensed to the University of Kansas, broadcasts on 91.5 FM and 96.1 FM (KPR2) in Lawrence, 89.7 FM in Emporia, 91.3 FM in Olsburg-Junction City, 89.9 FM in Atchison, 90.3 FM in Chanute, and 99.5 FM and 97.9 FM (KPR2) in Manhattan. KPR can be heard online at, and KPR2, a news-talk programming stream, which can be heard on an HD receiver or on KPR’s website.

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