Miller is your 2024 Kansas Auctioneer Champion

The 2024 Kansas Auctioneer Championship was held at the Winter Convention in Wichita on January 12 and 13. Cody Miller of Phillipsburg, Kansas, took home the buckle!

2024 Auctioneer Champion

  1. Cody Miller
  2. Arlin Eicher
  3. Wayne Morris
  4. Aaron Traffas
  5. Alex Miller

Also held on Friday night were the rookie contest and ringman contest. Keith Miller won the rookie contest and Alex Miller won the ringman championship.

The complete Kansas Auctioneer Championship can be watched below in its entirety.

2023 Winter Convention

Great real estate continuing education was taught by Vern Jarboe with the Required Kansas Core and an elective course on issues he hears as the attorney for the Kansas Association of Kansas’s legal hotline. Saturday the exceptional education was continued with Shawn Terrell and Sara Rose Bytnar. Our annual election was conducted and Ross Daniels was elected Vice President with AJ Jones was elected to the Board. JB Robison, Jr won the 1st Annual Ringman Championship and Elvan Schrock won the Rookie Contest. At the awards banquet, the Award of Support went to Mike Alfers posthumously, the Award of Distinction went to Don & Terry Hamit and Andy Conser was inducted into the KAA Hall of Fame.

Enter the 2022 Kansas Auctioneer Contest

Our Annual Kansas Auctioneer Championship Contest returns to its all-in-one-day format with the preliminary and final rounds held on stage at the Kansas State Fair on Wednesday, September 14th.

The contest starts at the Hansen Auditorium at 10:30, where contestants will answer two interview questions. The bid-calling portion of the contest will be at the Peoples Bank & Trust Arena from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  

Entry is limited to the first twenty applicants, so register now to make your run at being the 2022 KAA Champion!



  • Must  be 18 years of age or older, a member of the Kansas Auctioneers Association and must conduct business in the State of Kansas. 
  • Must remit $100.00 entry fee in order to compete.
  • Entries will be limited to the first twenty (20) submissions.
  • Interview portion is at the Hansen Auditorium starting at 10:30 am
    • Contestant roll call is at 9:30 am and will be given no later than 10:00 am to report.
      • A contestant will be disqualified without return of their entry fee if they have not reported by 10:00 am.
    • Each contestant will answer two interview questions before judges.
    • Interview order will be determined by a drawing and all contestants will be sequestered until their turn arrives.
    • Contestants will be introduced by number drawn.
    • Contestants must introduce themselves, where they are from (city), and their number.
    • Any contestant not present when called will be disqualified. 
  • Bid calling portion is from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the People’s Bank & Trust Arena.
    • Contestant roll call is at 1:00 pm and will be given no later the 1:30 pm to report.
      • A contestant will be disqualified without return of their entry fee if they have not reported by 1:30 pm.
    • Contestants will have the opportunity to test the sound system prior to the start of the preliminary round.
      • The sound system will be pre-set and will not be adjusted during the contest. 
    • Each contestant will supply two (2) items to sell for the preliminary round and the KAA will supply items for the finals.
    • Contestants will compete in the same order as the interview portion.
    • Any contestant not present when called will be disqualified. 
    • Final round will consist of the top five (5) scoring contestants from the preliminaries.
    • Any contestant not present when called for the preliminaries or finals will be disqualified. 
  • Dress appropriately for a professional presentation.


  • There shall be three judges, consisting of auctioneers or those who operate/manage auction services or facilities.
  • Interview (40%) and preliminary bid calling round (60%.scores will be combined to determine top five for final round
  • Scores from the preliminary round will combine with scores of the final bid calling round to determine the champion.


The Champion will receive a belt buckle (presented immediately following the contest), a plaque at Winter Convention, and $1,000 in one of the following options:

  • $1,000 prize money check
  • $300 NAA online membership renewal reimbursement + $700 prize money check
  • $300 NAA online membership renewal reimbursement + $350 International Auctioneer Championship entry fee reimbursement + $350 prize money check
  • The Champion will be required to attend the KAA Winter Convention in order to receive the awards specified above and assist the MC with the preliminaries. Failure to meet this important requirement will result in the forfeiture of all awards.

The Reserve Champion will receive a plaque and $500 prize money.

The Runner Up will receive a plaque and $250 prize money.


  • The Champion and Reserve Champion are required to return to the Fair on September 17th to serve as auctioneers for the Kansas State Fair Committee by selling approximately 25 chainsaw sculptures at the Peoples Bank & Trust Arena at 4:00 PM and showcase the best reasons why people should work with a member of the Kansas Auctioneers Association.
  • The Champion is required to serve on the next year’s Kansas Auctioneer Contest Committee. 


KAA members, don’t forget about Kansas Auctioneers Day – enjoy a fabulous family day a the Fair!

2020 Kansas Auctioneer Championship

The 2020 Kansas State Fair has been cancelled. For the first time ever, the Kansas Auctioneer Championship will be held in Salina and will offer internet bidding so everyone can not only watch but participate!

Join us this Wednesday, September 16, either in person or online to watch the 10 finalists compete for this year’s Kansas Auctioneer Championship! You will enjoy bidding online or live at this combined estate auction of antiques, furniture, collectibles, glassware, jewelry, farm toys, vintage toys, and home goods.


View the inventory and place pre-auction bids from now through September 16 and tune in to the live stream at 6 p.m. to watch the contest from the comfort of your own computer!

In person

Make plans to bring a mask and attend this live auction in person. It will be at Central Mall in Salina at 2259 S 9th St. The auction starts at 5 p.m. and the contestants will being competing at 6 p.m. In addition to bidding on a wide variety of excellent quality items, you will experience the energy and suspense of the Kansas Auctioneer Championship presented by the Kansas Auctioneers Association!

KAA COVID-19 Recommended Guidelines

The KAA Board of Directors had their annual retreat virtual meeting yesterday. They not only worked on how to best serve the membership this year, but discussed the current situation we all find ourselves in with COVID-19.

This morning, members should have received an email with the association’s COVID-19 recommendations. It will be mailed to any member who does not have an email on file.

Either way, members can access the information by logging into the members area of the website.

We do ask everyone do what is in the best interest of sellers, buyers, you and your auction crew to stay healthy and safe in these trying times we find ourselves in.