33rd Annual Kindest Kansas Citian Contest 2023

33rd Annual Kindest Kansas Citian Contest 2023

Thirty-three years ago, students in Greater Kansas City wrote essays about the kindest people they knew and entered them into a contest for the first time. Today, thousands of students still participate in this Kansas City tradition. Regardless of whether you have been a part of this tradition for years, or you are new to the contest, we at Synergy Services want to invite you to participate in 2023!

To participate, simply encourage students to submit a one-page essay or drawing (for younger students) nominating an individual, couple, or group they feel deserves the "Kindest Kansas Citian" distinction. Please see the attached PDF for contest rules and essay form. A community committee will then select the Top 20 student winners and their nominees to be honored on at our event on Friday, May 5th, 2023 at the Kindest Kansas Citian Awards Celebration. Essay Packet is linked below to print off for your class.

We're continuing with our digital platform this year! Teachers will have the ability this year to send out a unique link to students to upload their own essay to be included with their class or school if the you wish to have that function. You will be able to see all of your students entries, so you don't have to keep track of copies when your students may be in the classroom and/or at home. Please note that all entries must be received by Synergy Services by Friday, February 17th, 2023.

Please go to kindestkansascitian.org to create or update your account. Find our Step-By-Step Essay Submission Instructions HERE!

 As the Contest Coordinator, it is my pleasure to answer any questions you may have and assist the winning students and their nominees through the Awards Celebration process.

 At Synergy Services, we envision a world without family violence, abuse, and neglect. Achieving this vision requires a comprehensive approach with various programming to help reduce the negative impacts of trauma, empower our clients, and educate our community. The School Based Integrated Services program provides prevention, behavior support, and therapy services to students and families directly in their school or community. The school based program reduces barriers to service, while increasing self-regulation and resiliency, and enhancing educators knowledge about trauma; using a holistic approach to shift school culture and help students to thrive.

Thank you for your commitment to nurturing kindness in Kansas City’s youth!

Kind regards,

Katie Bromley

Kindest Kansas Citian Contest Coordinator

Synergy Services



Everything you need is just a click away at these links:

2023 Kindest Kansas Citian Contest Packet
Examples of Winning Entries
Step-By-Step Essay Submission Instructions

Meet our 2022 Kindest Kansas Citians and the students who nominated them! 

Learn more about our search for the Kindest Kansas Citians by watching our 2021 Virtual Kindest Kansas Citian Awards!