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.

2011 - Awards For Student Work Crown Awards - Collegiate Recipients

CSPA presents the 2011 Collegiate Crown Awards

NEW YORK, NY - The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced its top awards for collegiate publications at the 33rd annual College Media Convention.

This year 1,434 magazines, newspapers, yearbooks and online publications of the current CSPA members were eligible to enter the Crown Awards. Judging for printed publications took place at Columbia University from December 11-13, 2010 by the Board of Crown Judges. Publications were judged on writing/editing, design, content, concept, photography, art and graphics. Online news media were judged at Columbia in February 2011.

Six college magazines, four newspapers, one online magazine, three online newspapers, and four yearbooks received Gold Crown Awards while 23 other college publications received the second highest CSPA award, known as the Silver Crown. Gold Crowns have been presented annually since 1983, and Silver Crowns have been given since 1984.

The Awards Convocation took place at The Marriott Marquis Times Square, West 45th Street and Broadway Avenue, New York City on Sunday, March 13th at 2:30 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 March 28th.

The 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 by Columbia University since 1925 and operated as a program of its Graduate School of Journalism, the Association offers three major services: 1) annual competitions and awards for members, including the Crown Awards, 2) planning two conventions (one national, one regional) and a week-long summer workshop at Columbia, plus 3) small press publishing activities to support an e-zine and one to two books per year.

The judging panel included: Leah Bailey, associate art director, Cigar Aficionado magazine, New York, NY; Peter Bobkowski, instructor and former adviser, Chapel Hill, NC; Jenny Dial, sports writer and online editor, Houston Chronicle, Houston, TX; Monica Hill, director, North Carolina Scholastic Media Association, Chapel Hill, NC; Mark Murray, coordinator of technology systems, Arlington Independent School District, Arlington, TX; Jessica Rodriguez, multi-media editor, Union City, NJ; Helen Smith, retired newspaper adviser, Newton, MA; Randy Stano, professor, University of Miami, Miami, FL; C. Bruce Watterson, education consultant, Rome, GA; and David Wiegand, retired adviser, Wausau, WI; Kathleen Zwiebel, retired adviser, Pottsville, PA. (Individual affiliations of the members of the judging panel are for identification purposes only.)

For further information, contact the CSPA directly.


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College Magazine Gold Crowns

American River Review, American River College, Sacramento, CA;
Ethos, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR;
The Ampersand, Webster University, St. Louis, MO;
The Bridge, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA;
The Huron River Review, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI;
Woodcrest, Cabrini College, Radnor, PA.


College News Gold Crowns

Indiana Daily Student (Fall 2009), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
Indiana Daily Student (Spring 2010), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
The Oklahoma Daily (Fall ‘09), University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
The Oklahoma Daily (Spring ‘10), University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.


College Digital Magazine Gold Crown

IDS Inside Magazine, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.


College Digital News Gold Crowns, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
Iowa State Daily, Iowa State University, Ames, IA;, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.


College Yearbook Gold Crown

Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
Royal Purple, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS;
Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY.


College Magazine Silver Crowns

blue moon, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA;
Collage: A Journal of Creative Expression, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN;
College Avenue, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO;
Fictionary, Columbia College, Chicago, IL;
Flux, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR;
Hair Trigger 32, Columbia College, Chicago, IL;
Parnassus, Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA;
Skald, Villa Maria College, Buffalo, NY;
Windhover, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.


College News Silver Crowns

The Daily Collegian, Penn State University, University Park, PA;
The Daily Pennsylvanian (Spring ‘10), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;
The Daily Texan (Spring ‘10), University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.


College Digital Magazine Silver Crown

Dollars & Sense Online, Baruch College, New York, NY;


College Digital News Silver Crowns, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
The Ithacan Online, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY;, University of Miami, Miami, FL;, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX.


College Yearbook Silver Crowns

Arbutus, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
Cactus, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX;
Red Cedar Log, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI;
Selah, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA;
Sooner, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK;
The Tower, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.