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



2019 Fall Conference
Monday, November 4, 2019

2020 Fall Conference
Monday, November 2, 2020

2021 Fall Conference
Monday, November 1, 2021

2022 Fall Conference
Monday, November 7, 2022



2020 March Convention 
Wednesday, March 18; Thursday, March 19; and Friday, March 20, 2020

2021 March Convention
Wednesday, March 17; Thursday, March 18; and Friday, March 19, 2021

2022 March Convention
Wednesday, March 16; Thursday, March 17; and Friday, March 18, 2022



2020 Summer Journalism Workshop
Sunday, June 21, through Friday June 26, 2020

2021 Summer Journalism Workshop
Sunday, June 20, through Friday June 25, 2021



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.

2019-20 Membership (for publications published during the 2018-19 academic year) includes submission to Medalist Critiques, Crown Awards and Gold Circles

Print news, print-online news combo, all magazines, spring delivery yearbooks:
JUNE 11, 2019

Online news only, fall delivery yearbooks (for gold circles):
OCTOBER 1, 2019