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.

CSPA Future Dates

CSPA Future Dates



2017 Fall Conference
Monday, November 6, 2017

2018 Fall Conference
Monday, November 5, 2018

2019 Fall Conference
Monday, November 4, 2019



2018 March Convention
Wednesday, March 14; Thursday, March 15; and Friday, March 16, 2018

2019 March Convention
Wednesday, March 20; Thursday, March 21; and Friday, March 22, 2019


2017 Summer Journalism Workshop
Sunday, June 18, through Friday June 23, 2017

2018 Summer Journalism Workshop
Sunday, June 24, through Friday June 29, 2018

2019 Summer Journalism Workshop
Sunday, June 23, through Friday June 28, 2019



Note: CSPA dates its awards by the year in which they are given so deadlines for entry may occur in a prior year. Crown Awards and Medalist Critiques judge entries from the prior academic year. Gold Circle Awards judge entries from the prior 12-months.

2017-18 Membership (for publications published during the 2016-17 academic year) includes submission to Medalist Critiques, Crown Awards and Gold Circles

Print news, print-online news combo, all magazines, spring delivery yearbooks:
JUNE 12, 2017

Online news only, fall delivery yearbooks (for gold circles):
OCTOBER 13, 2017