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Columbia University in the City of New York
Columbia Scholastic Press Association
CSPA is an international student press association, founded in 1925, whose goal is to unite student journalists and faculty advisers at schools and colleges through educational conferences, idea exchanges, textbooks, critiques and award programs.
Who We Are
Important Dates & Deadlines
Judging for CSPA
CSPA Future Dates
How We Can Help
Awards for Student Work
Gold Circle Awards
Joseph M. Murphy Award
Charles R. O'Malley Award
James F. Paschal Award
Edmund J. Sullivan Award
Conventions and Workshops
Summer Journalism Workshop
Registration Fees and Payments
First 2016 Crown Finalists Announced
CSPA announces the 2016 magazine and hybrid magazines Crown Finalists.
2015 Gold Circles News, Mags Announced
The winners for the print newspapers and magazines are announced for work published from June 11,2014 to June 10, 2015.
2015 Fall Conference
Get ready for the 76th Annual Fall Conference at Columbia University on Monday, November 2, 2015.
Get Inspiration for your classroom
Download posters from Robert Greenman that you can hang in your classroom. They have many ideas for your students to use for story ideas.
In Their Voices Returns
CSPA invited all 2014 Crown Finalists to submit spreads that their staff believed helped elevate their publications to Crown status. These examples were published during the 2012-2013 academic year. Read their observations.
Scenes from the 2015 CSPA Scholastic Spring Convention
2015 Gold Circle Print News and Mag
Scenes from the 2014 CSPA Fall Conference
2015 Gold Circle Print Digital Media and Yearbook
BECOME A MEMBER
Only CSPA members can enter contests and receive Medalist Critiques.
Important Dates and Deadlines
Fall Conference registration open
November 2, 2015
Call for entries: Yearbooks and Digital Media
October 13, 2015
Call for entries: Newspapers, Magazines and Spring yearbooks
June 15, 2015 - EXTENDED