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.

1998 - Awards For Student Work Crown Awards - Collegiate Recipients

CSPA presents the 1998 Collegiate Crown Awards

New York, NY - The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced its top awards for scholastic publications at the 20th Annual College Media Convention, co-sponsored with College Media Advisers, Inc. Four hundred and thirty-one newspapers, five hundred and twenty yearbooks and two hundred and thirty magazines entered the 1998 Crown Awards Program, representing editions published during the 1996-1997 academic year.

Seven college newspapers, six yearbooks and two magazines received Gold Crown Awards while twenty-four other college publications received the second highest CSPA award, known as the Silver Crown Award. Gold Crowns have been awarded annually since 1982, and Silver Crowns have been given since 1984.

The Awards Convocation was held in the Duffy/Columbia Room on the fourth floor of The Marriott Marquis Hotel, West 45th Street and Broadway, New York City on Thursday, March 19, 1998 at 5:00 PM.

Edmund J. Sullivan, Director of the CSPA, announced the award winners. Remaining awards will be mailed to winners beginning April 1.

The Association, international in scope, functions as an educational press organization providing services to student newspapers, magazines, yearbooks and videos in schools and colleges, who join the CSPA as members to receive these services. Owned and operated by Columbia University since 1925, the Association now enrolls 2,000 members throughout North America and in certain overseas schools and colleges following the American plan.

Its three major services include: 1) annual competitions and awards for members, including the Crown Awards, 2) planning three conventions (two national, one regional) and a week-long summer workshop at Columbia, plus 3) small press publishing activities to support a quarterly magazine and one to two books per year.

The panel of judges for this year's Crown Awards program included the following: Rebecca Castillo, New York, NY; Elizabeth Fox, Brooklyn, NY; Ben Pappas, New York, NY; Laura Schaub, Norman, OK; Helen F. Smith, Newton, MA; Edmund J. Sullivan, New York, NY and C. Bruce Watterson, Arkadelphia, AK. Judges did not evaluate publications from their own state.

For further information, contact the CSPA directly.


College Gold Crown Magazines

Sanskrit, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC;
The Vanderbilt Review, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.


College Gold Crown Newspapers

Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
NECC Observer, Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA;
Oregon Daily Emerald, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR;
The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;
The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI;
The Oklahoma Daily, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.


College Gold Crown Yearbooks

Arbutus, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
Blueprint, Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, GA;
Michiganensian, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI;
Royal Purple, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS;
Sooner, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
Tower, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO.


College Silver Crown Magazines

Brushing, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL;
Echo, Columbia College, Chicago, IL;
Hair Trigger 19, Columbia College, Chicago, IL;
The Briar Cliff Review, Briar Cliff, Sioux City, IA.


College Silver Crown Newspapers

Daily Campus, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
Daily Illini, The University of Illinois, Champaign, IL;
Daily Northwestern, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL;
Falcon Times, Miami-Dade Community College North, Miami, FL;
Kansas State Collegian, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS;
The Daily Collegian, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA;
The Daily Targum, Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ;
The Eastern Progress, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY;
The Emory Wheel, Emory University, Atlanta, GA;
The Spartan Daily, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA;
Warwhoop, El Camino College, Torrance, CA.


College Silver Crown Yearbooks

Anthology, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA;
Corks & Curls, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA;
Cornellian, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY;
La Vie, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA;
Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR;
Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
Yahnseh, Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK.