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



2022 Fall Conference
Monday, November 7, 2022

2023 Fall Conference
Monday, November 6, 2023



2023 March Convention
Wednesday, March 15; Thursday, March 16; and Friday, March 17, 2023

2024 March Convention
Wednesday, March 20; Thursday, March 21; and Friday, March 22, 2024



2022 Summer Journalism Workshop [Virtual]|

Sunday, June 20, through Friday June 24, 2022
Reporting and Writing with Chris Waugaman
Redesign News with Jenny Creech

Monday, June 27, through Friday July 1, 2022
Reporting and Writing with Brett Zinger
Editorial Leadership with Logan Aimone

Monday, July 11, through Friday July 15, 2022
Editorial Leadership with Kathy Zwiebel
Design Concepts with Jenny Creech

Monday, July 18 through Friday July 22, 2022
Adviser Boot Camp with Karl Grubaugh

Monday, July 25 through Friday July 29, 2022
Reporting and Writing with Alan Murray


2023 Summer Journalism Workshop
Sunday, June 25, through Friday June 30, 2023



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.

2022-23 Membership (for publications published during the 2021-22 academic year) includes submission to Medalist Critiques, Crown Awards and Gold Circles

Print news, print-online news combo, all magazines, spring delivery yearbooks:
JUNE 13, 2022

Online news only, fall delivery yearbooks (for gold circles):
OCTOBER 3, 2022