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.


Only CSPA members can participate in our contests. Membership is per publication, not by school. Find out how to become a member.
There are three different membership to choose from for your publication. Read what each one offers for improvement or possibilities to win awards.
Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about CSPA membership.
(For non-advisers.) CSPA offers membership to individuals who have a strong personal interest in scholastic journalism, but are not current advisers to student media.
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