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

FALL CONFERENCE

2023 Fall Conference
Monday, November 6, 2023

2024 Fall Conference
Monday, November 4, 2024

2025 Fall Conference
Monday, November 5, 2025

 

SPRING CONVENTION

2024 Spring Convention
Wednesday, March 13; Thursday, March 14; and Friday, March 15, 2024

2025 Spring Convention
Wednesday, March 19; Thursday, March 20; and Friday, March 21, 2025

2026 Spring Convention
Wednesday, March 18; Thursday, March 19; and Friday, March 20, 2026

 

SUMMER JOURNALISM WORKSHOP

2023 Summer Journalism Workshop
IN-PERSON: Sunday, June 25, through Friday June 30, 2023
VIRTUAL: July 10-14 / July 17-21 | July 24-28

2024 Summer Journalism Workshop
IN-PERSON: Sunday, June 23, through Friday June 28, 2024
VIRTUAL: TBD

2025 Summer Journalism Workshop
IN-PERSON: Sunday, June 23, through Friday June 27, 2025
VIRTUAL: TBD

 

MEMBERSHIP AND AWARD DEADLINES

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.

2023-24 Membership (for publications published during the 2022-23 academic year) includes submission to Medalist Critiques, Crown Awards and Gold Circles

Print news, print-online news combo, all magazines, spring delivery yearbooks:
JUNE 19, 2023

Online news only, fall delivery yearbooks:
OCTOBER 2, 2023