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.

2018 - Awards For Student Work Crown Awards - Scholastic Recipients

CSPA presents 85 Scholastic Gold, 163 Silver Crowns at 2018 Student Awards Convocation

NEW YORK, NY - The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced its top awards for scholastic publications at the CSPA 94th Annual Convention.
   This year 1,100 digital, print newspapers, magazines and yearbooks published during the 2016-2017 academic year were eligible for judging in the 2018 Crown Awards Program.
The Crown Awards honor top student publications chosen from CSPA’s members.  Crowns are selected for overall excellence in a head-to-head comparison. Student publishing in news, magazine, yearbook or digital (online) formats are all-eligible.  During Crown consideration, publications are judged on their excellence as shown by their design, photography, concept, coverage and writing.   
The CSPA offers three annual competitions to honor excellence in student publishing: Medalist Critiques for written evaluation, Crown Awards for overall excellence and Gold Circle Awards for individual student recognition.
Medalist Critiques are released on a rolling basis as completed while Crown Awards and Gold Circles are judged following seasonal deadlines in June and October.
“We’ve changed the timing of our Crown Awards judging,” said Edmund Sullivan, CSPA’s executive director. “Magazines were judged first, followed by print and hybrid newspapers, then digital (online) news sites, and finally yearbooks in October.” Announcements of Finalists were followed by each judging with the full list complete by mid-November.
The Crown Awards require a different judging process from the CSPA’s Medalist Critiques. Regular CSPA members are invited to submit a second copy of their publication for Crown judging. From among those entries submitted, the Crown Awards are considered at Columbia by panels of invited judges, working in small groups to review each publication.
Crown Awards summarize overall excellence in the entire publication while Medalist Critiques compare each publication against a printed set of standards. In contrast, Medalist Critiques are the work of a single adviser-judge.
Crown Awards function as a “top-down” view of general excellence; Medalist Critiques offer a “bottom-up” perspective, noting specific strengths and weaknesses.
The judging panel included: Kathy Daly, retired adviser, Denver, CO; Nancy Hastings, retired adviser, Highland, IN; Monica Hill, director of NCSMA, Chapel Hill, NC; Kevin Lerner, Assistant Professor of Communication/Journalism at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY; Lauren Mack, freelance journalist and director of digital engagement & social media, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY; Alan Murray, president and co-founder of Uncharted, Malvern, PA; Mark Murray, director of technical services and systems integration, Arlington Independent School District, Arlington, TX; C. Randy Stano, profession of Communications/Journalism, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL; and Kathleen Zwiebel, retired adviser, Pottsville, PA.

   The CSPA is an international student press association uniting student journalists and faculty advisers at schools and colleges through educational conferences, idea exchanges and award programs. Owned by Columbia University since 1925 and operated as a program affiliated with its Graduate School of Journalism, the Association offers three major services: 1) annual competitions and awards for members, including the Crown Awards, 2) planning two conventions (one national, one regional) and a week-long summer workshop at Columbia, plus 3) small press publishing activities to support an e-zine.
 

 

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High School Gold Digital News
The Feather Online | thefeather.com, Fresno Christian High School, Fresno, CA;
Southwest Shadow | southwestshadow.com
, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV;
Wingspan | libertywingspan.com, Liberty High School, Frisco ,TX.
                        
High School Gold General Magazine—Hybrid
C Magazine | cmagazine.org, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
Grant Magazine | grantmagazine.com, Grant High School, Portland, OR;
Hilite | hilite.org, Carmel High School, Carmel, IN;
Odyssey | odysseynewsmagazine.net, Clarke Central High School, Athens, GA;
The Featherduster | westlakefeatherduster.com, Westlake High School, Austin, TX;
Tom Tom | sequoitmedia.com, Antioch Community High School, Antioch, IL.
                        
Middle School Gold General Magazine—Print
The Spectrum, Harvard-Westlake Middle School, Los Angeles, CA.
                        
High School Gold General Magazine—Print
Crimson & Gold, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, Atlanta, GA;
Crossfire, Crossroads School for the Arts & Sciences, Santa Monica, CA;
Geneva Quarterly, Geneva School of Boerne, Boerne, TX;
Incentives, SAR High School, Bronx, NY;
Overland Scout, Overland High School, Aurora, CO;
The Scientific Marksman, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
Titan Times, Antelope High School, Antelope, CA.

High School Gold Literary Magazine—Hybrid
One Blue Wall | onebluewall.com, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY;
Scroll + Scrolling | holton-arms.edu, Holton Arms School, Bethesda, MD.

Middle School Gold Literary Magazine—Print
Mini Marque, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX.

High School Gold Literary Magazine—Print
Babel, Brunswick School, Greenwich, CT;
Connotations, Fayetteville High School, Fayetteville, AR;
Earthwinds, Jackson Preparatory School, Jackson, MS;
Fine Lines, Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, MD;
Gallimaufry, Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School, Bloomfield Hills, MI;
Roars and Whispers, Providence High School, Charlotte, NC;
Spectator Magazine, Walter Johnson High School, Bethesda, MD;
The Marque, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
The Rambler, Sierra Canyon School, Chatsworth, CA;
Vibrato, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX.

High School Gold News—Hybrid
El Estoque | elestoque.org, Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, CA;
North Star | fhntoday.com, Francis Howell North High School, Saint Charles, MO;
On the Record | ontherecordmag.com, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY;
Spark | lakotaeastsparkonline.com, Lakota East High School, Liberty Township, OH;
The Blackfriar Chronicle | lantern.news, Malvern Preparatory School, Malvern, PA;
The Boiling Point | shalhevetboilingpoint.com, Shalhevet High School, Los Angeles, CA;
The Fourcast | hockadayfourcast.org, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX;
The Gavel | studentnews.nisd.net/holmes, Holmes High School, San Antonio, TX;
The Granite Bay Gazette | granitebaytoday.org, Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay, CA;
The Harbinger | arhsharbinger.com, Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough, MA;
The Harbinger | smeharbinger.net, Shawnee Mission East, Prairie Village, KS;
The Kirkwood Call | thekirkwoodcall.com, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, MO;
The Muse | themuseatdreyfoos.com, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL;
The Rubicon | rubiconline.com, St. Paul Academy and Summit School St. Paul, MN;
The Tribal Tribune | tribaltribune.org, Wando High School, Mount Pleasant, SC;
Tiger Times | tigertimesonline.com, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX;
Verde | verdemagazine.com, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA

Middle School Gold News—Print
Ursus, Bedford Middle School, Westport, CT.

High School Gold News—Print
CS Press, Cactus Shadows High School, Cave Creek, AZ;
Eagle Edition, Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, TX;
High Tide, Redondo Union High School, Torrance, CA;
Silver Chips, Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD;
The Chronicle, Tom C. Clark High School, San Antonio, TX;
The Crane-Clarion, Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School, Bloomfield Hills, MI;
The Eagle Eye | eagleeye.news, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL;
The Edge, Pleasant Grove HIgh School, Texarkana, TX;
The Kinkaid Falcon
, The Kinkaid School, Houston, TX;
The Pen, Palos Verdes, Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, CA;
The ReMarker, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
The Rock, Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, MO;
The Saratoga Falcon, Saratoga High School, Saratoga, CA;
The Winged Post, The Harker School, San Jose, CA;
U-High Midway, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Chicago, IL.

Middle School Gold Yearbook—Hybrid
Jamboree, Toby Johnson Middle School, Elk Grove, CA.

High School Gold Yearbook—Hybrid
Hillsborean | hhstoday.com, Hillsborough High , Tampa, FL;
Tesserae | tesseraeybk.com, Corning-Painted Post High School, Corning, NY.
                        
Middle School Gold Yearbook—Print
Ingenium, Greenfield Junior High School, Gilbert, AZ;
Specifics, Seven Lakes Junior High School, Katy, TX;
The Nighthawk, Rocky Heights Middle School, Highlands Ranch, CO;
The Prowl, Powell Middle School, Littleton, CO;
The Scrapbook, Westfield Middle School, Westfield, IN.
                        
High School Gold Yearbook—Print
Above and Beyond, Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax, VA;
Cayuse, Walnut High School, Walnut, CA;
Decamhian, Del Campo High School, Fair Oaks, CA;
Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, KS;
Legacy, Klein Collins High School, Spring, TX;
Lion’s Roar, Christ Presbyterian Academy, Nashville, TN;
The Hawk, Pleasant Grove High School, Texarkana, TX;
The Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest, Shawnee, KS;
Tiger, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX;
Titanium, Antelope High School, Antelope, CA;
Touchstone, Stony Point High School, Round Rock, TX;
Triune, Trinity High School, Euless, TX;
Westwind, West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, NC;
Wings, Arrowhead Christian Academy Upper School, Redlands, CA;
Wingspan, James Enochs High School, Modesto, CA.

Middle School Silver Digital News
Canyon Chronicle | canyonchronicle.com, Cactus Canyon Junior High, Apache Junction, AZ;
 

High School Silver Digital News
Bearing News | bearingnews.org, Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, MO;
Lion Nation Online | lionnationonline.org, Prestonwood Christian Academy, Plano, TX;
Niles West News | nileswestnews.org, Niles West High School, Skokie, IL;
Pathfinder | pwestpathfinder.com, Parkway West High School, Ballwin, MO;
The Lasso | fccps.org/lasso, George Mason High School, Falls Church, VA.
The Paly Voice | palyvoice.com, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
The Rider | therideronline.com, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX;
Tide Lines Online | pahstidelines.com, Pottsville Area High School, Pottsville, PA;
Wayland Student Press Network | waylandstudentpress.com, Wayland High School, Wayland, MA;
Westwood Horizon | westwoodhorizon.com, Westwood High School, Austin, TX.

High School Silver General Magazine—Hybrid
Glyphs | glyphsmhs.com, Madison High School, Madison, NJ;
Nexus | nexussouthernermag.com, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;
Panther Prints | peshprints.com, Plano East Senior High School, Plano, TX;
Sequel | sequelmagazine.org, Dulaney High School, Timonium, MD;
The Epic | smwest.com (The Voyager), Shawnee Mission West High School, Overland Park, KS;
The Fourth Estate | thefourthestate.net, Laguna Blanca School, Santa Barbara, CA;
The Panther | thepalmettopanther.com, Miami Palmetto Senior High School, Miami, FL;
The Tam News | thetamnews.org, Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, CA;
The Voice | huntleyvoice.com, Huntley High School, Huntley, IL;
Viking | vikingsportsmag.com, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA.

High School Silver General Magazine—Print

Big Red, Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, CA;
Earthquake, Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia, PA;
H Magazine, Horizon High School, Scottsdale, AZ;
Mathesis, Francis Lewis High School, Flushing, NY;
The Chariot, Johns Creek High School, Johns Creek, GA;
The View, Castle View High School, Castle Rock, CO;
Wingspan, West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, NC.

Middle School Silver Literary Magazine—Print
7BLit, Seven Bridges Middle School, Chappaqua, NY;
Amulet, Wakefield School, The Plains, VA;
Mindprints, Jackson Preparatory School Junior High School, Flowood, MS;
Out of Uniform, The Nightingale-Bamford School, New York City, NY;
The Orient Express, Brunswick School, Greenwich, CT.
                        
High School Silver Literary Magazine—Print
Calliope, St. Agnes Academy, Memphis, TN;
Changing Perspectives: Odyssey, Delaware Valley Regional High School, Frenchtown, NJ;
Daedalus, Greenwich Academy, Greenwich, CT;
Delphi, Salem High School, Salem, VA;
Elysium, Coral Reef Senior High School, Miami, FL;
H.E.L.M., The Harker School, San Jose, CA;
Itinerary, The Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, TX;
Literati, Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, Miami, FL;
Maret Literary and Visual Arts, Maret School, Washington, DC;
Montage, Greenhill School, Addison, TX;
Opus, Oakton High School, Vienna, VA;
Parallax, Ramaz Upper School, New York, NY;
Philomel, The Nightingale-Bamford School, New York, NY;
Portraits in Ink, Durham School of the Arts, Durham, NC;
Reflections, The Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn, NY;
Riverbend Review, Benjamin Franklin High School, New Orleans, LA;
Seeds, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL;
Silent Voices, Woodward Academy, College Park, GA;
The Phoenix, Townsend Harris High School, Flushing, NY;
The Talon, Woodberry Forest School, Woodberry Forest, VA.

Middle School Silver News—Hybrid
Digit | digit.press, Gorzycki Middle School, Austin, TX.

High School Silver News— Hybrid
Berkeley High Jacket | berkeleyhighjacket.com, Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA;
Echo | slpecho.com, St. Louis Park High School, St. Louis Park, MN;
Fenton InPrint | fentoninprint.com, Fenton High School, Fenton, MI;
Golden Fleece | goldenfleeceonline.com, TC Roberson High School, Asheville, NC;
Inklings | inklingsnews.com, Staples High School, Westport, CT;
Knight Errant | bsmknighterrant.org, Benilde-St. Margaret’s School, St. Louis Park, MN;
La Vista | lavistamchs.com, Mira Costa High School, Manhattan Beach, CA;
Red & Black | hhstoday.com, Hillsborough High School, Tampa, FL;
Spartan News Network | pcsb.org/snn, Lakewood High School, St. Petersburg, FL;
The Arapahoe Herald | arapahoextra.com, Arapahoe High School, Centennial, CO;
The Black & White | theblackandwhite.net, Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda, MD;
The Broadview | broadview.sacredsf.org, Convent of the Sacred Heart High School, San Francisco, CA;
The Campanile | thecampanile.org, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
The Chronicle | hwchronicle.com, Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, CA;
The Eagle’s Eye | akinseagleseye.com, W. Charles Akins High School, Austin, TX;
The Lancer | tohsthelancer.org, Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, CA;
The Lion’s Tale | lionstale.org, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, MD;
The Lion’s Tale | oviedojournalism.com, Oviedo High School, Oviedo, FL;
The Messenger | marquettemessenger.com, Marquette High School, Chesterfield, MO;
The Octagon | scdsoctagon.com, Sacramento Country Day School, Sacramento, CA;
The Patriot | jcpatriot.com, The John Carroll School, Bel Air, MD;
The Review | sjsreview.com, St. John’s School, Houston, TX;
The Shield | macshieldonline.com, McCallum High School, Austin, TX;
The Smoke Signal | thesmokesignal.org, Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, CA;
The Southerner | thesoutherneronline.com, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;
The Spoke | spoke.news, Conestoga High School, Berwyn, PA;
The Standard | standard.asl.org, The American School in London, London, England;
The Tower | thetowerpulse.net, Grosse Pointe South High School, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI;
The Viking | thevikingnews.com, Loudoun Valley High School, Purcellville, VA;
Tiger | tigernewspaper.com, South Pasadena High School, South Pasadena, CA;
tjTODAY | tjtoday.org, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA;
Uncaged Student News | uncagednews.com, Stockbridge High School, Stockbridge, MI;
Update | update.dhs.mps.k12.mi.us, H. H. Dow High School, Midland, MI.
                        
Middle School Silver News—Print
The Daytime, F.A. Day Middle School, Newton, MA.
                        
High School Silver News—Print
Arrow, Utica High School, Utica, MI;
Crier, Munster High School, Munster, IN;
Feedback, Jakarta International School, Jakarta, Indonesia;
Inklings, Crown Point High School, Crown Point, IN;
Limelight, Chapin School, New York, NY;
Prowler, Stony Point High School, Round Rock, TX;
Rank & File, George C. Marshall High School, Falls Church, VA;
Stampede, Burges High School, El Paso, TX;
The Arrowhead, Souderton Area High School, Souderton, PA;
The Beacon, MAST Academy, Miami, FL;
The Bear Facts, St. Joseph Catholic School, Madison, MS;
The Cavalier, Richland Northeast High School, Columbia, SC;
The Day Times, Detroit Country Day School, Beverly Hills, MI;
The Globe, Clayton High School, Clayton, MO;
The Griffin, Dulaney High School, Timonium, MD;
The Hatchet, Washington High School, Fremont, CA;
The Hawk, Hendrickson High School, Pflugerville, TX;
The Highlander, McLean High School, McLean, VA;
The Inkblot, Communications High School, Wall, NJ;
The Lone Star Dispatch, James Bowie High School, Austin, TX;
The Marquee, Marcus High School, Flower Mound, TX;
The Messenger, Northview High School, Johns Creek, GA;
The Northwest Passage, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS;
The Patriot, Shawnee Mission South High School, Overland Park, KS;
The Pride, Winston Churchill High School, San Antonio, TX;
The Purple Tide, Chantilly High School, Chantilly, VA;
The Shield, McCallum High School, Austin, TX;
The Southern Eagle, South Hunterdon Regional High School, Lambertville, NJ;
The Standard, Sierra Canyon School, Chatsworth, CA;
The Sting, Sedona Red Rock High School, Sedona, AZ;
The Student Voice, The Buckley School, Sherman Oaks, CA;
The Talon, John Paul Stevens High School, San Antonio, TX;
The Vanguard, Buckingham Browne & Nichols, Cambridge, MA;
The Wooster Blade, Wooster High School, Wooster, OH.

Middle School Silver Yearbook—Hybrid
Azimuth, The Benjamin Middle School, North Palm Beach, FL.

High School Silver Yearbook—Hybrid
Crusader, Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School, Wichita, KS;
Legend, William R. Boone High School, Orlando, FL;
Predator, West Potomac High School, Alexandra, VA;
The Raider, Gulliver Preparatory School, Miami, FL.
                        
Middle School Silver Yearbook—Print
Eagle Eye View, Sierra Middle School, Parker, CO;
Sentry, Robinson Middle School, Fairfax, VA;
Talon, Stanford Middle School, Long Beach, CA;
The Crusader, Castle Rock Middle School, Castle Rock, CO;
The Vespa, Kealing Middle School, Austin, TX;
                        
High School Silver Yearbook—Print
Apollo, Colonial Forge High School, Stafford, VA;
Black & Gold, Rock Canyon High School, Highlands Ranch, CO;
Calumet, Arapahoe High School, Centennial, CO;
Columbian, George C. Marshall High School, Falls Church, VA;
Details, Whitney High School, Rocklin, CA;
Epic, Legend High School, Parker, CO;
Etruscan, Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, IL;
Fusion, Hagerty High School, Oviedo, FL;
Golden Images, Chaparral High School, Parker, CO;
Hoofbeats, Burges High School, El Paso, TX;
Indian, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park,KS;
Lone Star, James Bowie High School, Austin, TX;
Panther, H.B. Plant High School, Tampa, FL;
Pioneer, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, MO;
Rampages, Casa Roble High School, Orangevale, CA;
Taurus, Diamond Bar High School, Diamond Bar, CA;
The Arena, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX;
The Clan, McLean High School, McLean, VA;
The Lair, Lake Braddock Secondary School, Burke, VA;
The Legend, Atlee High School, Mechanicsville, VA;
The Legend, El Dorado High School, El Paso, TX;
The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, TX;
The Pilot, Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach, CA;
Westwind, Lewis-Palmer High School, Monument, CO.

 

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