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

Yearbook/Digital Gold Circle Deadline
October 12, 2021
  • The submission deadline for Print Newspaper and Magazine was extended to September 1, 2021. Eligibility for these categories is still June 12, 2020 through June 30, 2021.
  • The submission deadline for Yearbooks and Digital Media is October 12, 2021. Eligibility for these categories is October 11, 2020 through October 12, 2021.

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 should be SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY by September 1st.
  • All Yearbooks and Digital Media entries must be SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY by October 12th.
Become a Member
September 1, 2021

CSPA Membership for 2021-2021 publications/media

Only CSPA members can enter contests and receive Medalist Critiques.

Membership deadline for news/magazine/digital media/yearbook: September 1, 2021
Membership deadline for Fall delivery yearbooks: October 12, 2021 | Learn more