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.

2000 - Awards For Student Work Crown Awards - Collegiate Recipients

CSPA presents the 2000 Collegiate Crown Awards

New York, NY - The Columbia Scholastic Press Association will announce its top awards for collegiate publications at the 22nd Annual College Media Convention, cosponsored with College Media Advisers, Inc. Three hundred sixty-one newspapers, two hundred fourteen magazines and five hundred yearbooks entered the 2000 Crown Awards Program, representing editions published during the 1998-1999 academic year.

Three college newspapers, two magazines, and four yearbooks received Gold Crown Awards while eleven 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 took place at Marquis Ballroom, 9th floor, The Marriott Marquis Hotel, 1535 Broadway at West 45th Street, New York City on Thursday, March 16 at 5:30 p.m.

Edmund J. Sullivan, Director of the CSPA, presented plaques to those winners attending the Convention. Remaining awards will be mailed to winners beginning April 5.

CSPA is an international student press association uniting student journalists and faculty advisers at schools and colleges through educational conferences, idea exchanges and award programs.

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 judging panel included Elizabeth Fox, author, Brooklyn, NY; Bobby Hawthorne, director of academics, UIL, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; Alice Klement, editor, national reporting team, Associated Press, New York NY; Laura Schaub, associate professor of journalism, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; Randy Stano, Knight Chair professor, University of Miami, Miami, FL; Sherri Taylor, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; and Bruce Watterson, associate vice president for public relations, Shorter College, Rome, GA. (Individual affiliations of the members of the judging panel are for identification purposes only.)

For further information, contact the CSPA directly.

College Gold Crown Magazines

Sanskrit, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC;
The Briar Cliff Review, Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, IA.


College Gold Crown Newspapers

College Heights Herald, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY;
Indiana Daily Student (fall), Indiana University at Bloomington, Bloomington, IN;
The Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.


College Gold Crown Yearbooks

Arbutus, Indiana University at Bloomington, Bloomington, IN;
Bluestone, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA;
La Ventana, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX;
Milestone, Hope College, Holland, MI.


College Silver Crown Magazines

Hair Trigger, Columbia College, Chicago, IL;
MPJ, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.


College Silver Crown Newspapers

Collegian (spring) Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS;
Oregon Daily Emerald, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR;
The Daily Campus, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
The Northwest Missourian, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO;
The State News (spring), Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.


College Silver Crown Yearbooks

Blueprint, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA;
Corks & Curls, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA;
Sooner, Oklahoma University, Norman, OK;
Yahnesh, Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK.