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.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Gold Circle Deadline extended!
June 30, 2019
  • The submission deadline for Print Newspaper and Magazine is June 10, 2019 (extended to June 30, 2019). Eligibility for these categories is still June 11, 2018 through June 10, 2019.
  • The submission deadline for Yearbooks and Digital Media is October 1, 2019. Eligibility for these categories is October 15, 2018 through October 1, 2019.

Your publication must have a CSPA membership to enter the Gold Circle Awards. Click here to find out more about the three different types of membership available.

  • All Print Newspaper and Magazine entries must be SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY by June 10th (extended to June 30th).
  • All Yearbooks and Digital Media entries must be SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY by October 1st.
Become a Member
October 1, 2019

CSPA Membership for 2019-2020 publications/media

Only CSPA members can enter contests and receive Medalist Critiques.

Membership deadline for news/magazine/digital media/yearbook was EXTENDED to June 14, 2019
Membership deadline for Fall delivery yearbooks is October 1, 2019 | Learn more