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.

News 2019 Crown Finalists Announced

Second of 2019 Crown Finalists Announced

CSPA Selects Crown Award Finalists for News Publications

This is the second of four announcements of Crown Finalists for 2019 Awards
(Click here to read the first announcement of Crown Finalists for Magazines.)

Watch the announcement with CSPA Executive Director Edmund J. Sullivan.

These entries were produced during the 2017-2018 academic year. The actual awards will be presented in New York City during March 2019. Because CSPA dates its awards by the year in which they are presented, they are known as the 2019 Crown Awards.

Thirty-four, print newspapers and sixty hybrid newspapers were chosen as Finalists for the CSPA Crown Awards to be presented in March 2019 at ceremonies in New York City.  The news publications were published during the 2017-18 academic year.

The Crown Awards honor top student publications chosen from CSPA’s members.  Crowns are selected for overall excellence in a head-to-head comparison. Student publishing in news, magazine, yearbook or digital (online) formats are all-eligible.  During Crown consideration, publications are judged on their excellence as shown by their design, photography, concept, coverage and writing. A total of 1,172 publications were eligible for judging.

Crown Finalists are actual winners, not nominees. Some will be announced as Gold Crowns; the rest are Silver Crowns. Final results will be announced and presented at the CSPA ceremonies in March 2019.

The CSPA offers three annual competitions to honor excellence in student publishing: Medalist Critiques for written evaluation, Crown Awards for overall excellence and Gold Circle Awards for individual student recognition.

The Crown Awards require a different judging process from the CSPA’s Medalist Critiques. Regular CSPA members are invited to submit a second copy of their publication for Crown judging. From among those entries submitted, the Crown Awards are considered at Columbia by panels of invited judges, working in small groups to review each publication.

Crown Awards summarize overall excellence in the entire publication while Medalist Critiques compare each publication against a printed set of standards. In contrast, Medalist Critiques are the work of a single adviser-judge.

Crown Awards function as a “top-down” view of general excellence; Medalist Critiques offer a “bottom-up” perspective, noting specific strengths and weaknesses.

The Daily Toreador, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
The Flare, Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX.

Ball State Daily /, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
Iowa State Daily, Iowa State University, Ames, IA;
The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;
The Ithacan, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY;
The Los Angeles Loyolan, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA;
The Oklahoma Daily / University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

Arrow, Utica High School, Utica, MI;
Crier, Munster High School, Munster, IN;
Crimson & Gold, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, Atlanta, GA;
Eagle Edition, The Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, TX;
Feedback, Jakarta Intercultural School, Jakarta, Indonesia;
High Tide, Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach, CA;
Inklings, Crown Point High School, Crown Point, IN;
On the Record, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY;
Piper, Campbell Hall School, North Hollywood, CA;
Lakota East High School, Liberty Township, OH;
The Arrowhead, Souderton Area High School, Souderton, PA;
The Californian, California High School, San Ramon, CA;
The Campanile, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
The Messenger, Northview High School, Johns Creek, GA;
The CS Press, Cactus Shadows High School, Cave Creek, AZ;
The Edge, Pleasant Grove High School, Texarkana, TX;
The Globe, Clayton High School, Clayton, MO;
The Granite Bay Gazette, Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay, CA;
The Grizzly Growler, Spring Valley High School, Las Vegas, NV;
The Octagon, Sacramento Country Day School, Sacramento, CA;
The Patriot, Shawnee Mission South High School, Overland Park, KS;
The Pen, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, CA;
The ReMarker, St. Mark’s School of TX, Dallas, TX;
The Rock, Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, MO;
The Shield, McCallum High School, Austin, TX;
The Southerner,
Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;
The Spoke, Conestoga High School, Berwyn, PA;
Update, H. H. Dow High School, Midland, MI;
Winged Post, The Harker School, San Jose, CA;
Wingspan, West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, NC.

Berkeley High Jacket /, Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA;
Central Times /, Naperville Central High School, Naperville, IL;
Echo /, St. Louis Park High School, St. Louis Park, MN;
El Estoque /, Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, CA;
Fenton InPrint /, Fenton High School, Fenton, MI;
Golden Fleece /, TC Roberson High School, Asheville, NC;
N the Red, Fishers High School, Fishers, IN;
North Star /, Francis Howell North, St. Charles, MO;
Odyssey /, Clarke Central High School, Athens, GA;
Panther Prints /, Plano East Senior High, Plano, TX;
Rampage /, Rockville High School, Rockville, MD;
Spartan News Network /, Lakewood High School, St. Petersburg, FL;
Spotlight /, Francis Howell High School, St. Charles, MO;
The A-Blast /, Annandale High School, Annandale, VA;
The Arapahoe Herald /, Arapahoe High School, Centennial, CO;
The Black & White /, Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda, MD;
The Black and White /, Johnston High School, Johnston, IA;
The Boiling Point /, Shalhevet High School, Los Angeles, CA;
The Broadview /, Convent of the Sacred Heart High School, San Francisco, CA;
The Catalyst /, Millard West High School, Omaha, NE;
The Chronicle /, Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, CA;
The Eagle Eye News /, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL;
The Epitaph /, Homestead High School, Cupertino, CA;
The Fourcast /, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX;
The Friar’s Lantern /, Malvern Preparatory School, Malvern, PA;
The Gavel /, Holmes High School, San Antonio, TX;
The Harbinger /, Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough, MA;
The Harbinger /, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, KS;
The Highlander /, McLean High School, McLean, VA;
The Hoofprint /, Walnut High School, Walnut, CA;
The Kinkaid Falcon /, The Kinkaid School, Houston, TX;
The Kirkwood Call /, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, MO;
The Lion’s Tale /, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, MD;
The Lion’s Tale /, Oviedo High School, Oviedo, FL;
The Messenger /, Marquette High School, Chesterfield, MO;
The Muse /, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL;
The Newsstreak /, Harrisonburg High School, Harrisonburg, VA;
The Prospector /, Prospect High School, Mt Prospect, IL;
The Review /, St. John’s School, Houston, TX;
The Royal News /, Prince George High School, Prince George, VA;
The Rubicon /, St. Paul Academy and Summit School, Saint Paul, MN;
The Smoke Signal /, Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, CA;
The Standard /, The American School in London, London Greater, London;
The Tam News /, Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, CA;
The Tom Tom /, Antioch Community High School, Antioch, IL;
The Tower /, Grosse Pointe South High School, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI;
The Westword /, Westhill High School, Stamford, CT;
Tiger Times /, TX High School, Texarkana, TX;
Tribal Tribune /, Wando High School, Mount Pleasant, SC;
Uncaged Student News /, Stockbridge High School, Stockbridge, MI;
U-High Midway, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Chicago, IL.

The Scroll, The American School in London, London, Greater London;
Ursus, Bedford Middle School, Westport, CT.