NEW YORK, NY - The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announces its Crown Awards.
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 1,145 publications were eligible for judging.
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 judging panel included: Kathy Daly, retired adviser, Denver, CO; Nancy Hastings, retired adviser, Highland, IN; Brenda Gorsuch, retired adviser, Mills River NC; Monica Hill, director of NCSMA, Chapel Hill, NC; Kevin Lerner, Assistant Professor of Communication/Journalism at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY; Alan Murray, president and co-founder of Uncharted, Malvern, PA; Mark Murray, director of technical services and systems integration, Arlington Independent School District, Arlington, TX; Cheryl Pell, retired professor and former press state director, East Lansing MI; Ana Rosenthal, consultant and former adviser and Kathleen Zwiebel, retired adviser, Pottsville, PA.
Gold High School Digital News
Bearing News / bearingnews.org, Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, MO;
Harker Aquila / harkeraquila.com, The Harker School, San Jose, CA;
Manual RedEye / manualredeye.com, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY;
Pathfinder / pwestpathfinder.com, Parkway West High School, Ballwin, MO;
Southwest Shadow / southwestshadow.com, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV;
The Foothill Dragon Press / foothilldragonpress.org, Foothill Technology High School, Ventura, CA;
The Rider Online / therideronline.com, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX;
Wingspan / libertywingspan.com, Liberty High School, Frisco, TX.
Gold High School Hybrid Literary Magazines
Scroll + Scrolling, Holton-Arms School, Bethesda, MD;
The Muse / northviewmuse.weebly.com, Northview High School, Johns Creek, GA.
Gold High School Print Literary Magazines
Connotations, Fayetteville High School, Fayetteville, AR;
Inkslinger, Darlington School, Rome, GA;
Pulp, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, Midland, PA;
Repentino., American School Foundation, Mexico City, AA.
Gold Middle School Print Literary Magazines
The Mini-Marque, St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX.
Gold High School Hybrid News
Fenton InPrint / fentoninprint.com, Fenton High School, Fenton, MI;
Granite Bay Gazette / granitebaytoday.org, Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay, CA;
North Star / fhntoday.com, Francis Howell North High School, Saint Charles, MO;
Odyssey / odysseynewsmagazine.com, Clarke Central High School, Athens, GA;
The Black & White / theblackandwhite.net, Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda, MD;
The Broadview / broadview.sacredsf.org, Convent of the Sacred Heart High School, San Francisco, CA;
The Campanile / thecampanile.org, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
The Chronicle / hwchronicle.com, Harvard-Westlake School, Studio City, CA;
The Communicator / chscommunicator.com, Community High School, Ann Arbor, MI;
The Eagle Eye / eagleeye.news, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL;
The Featherduster / westlakefeatherduster.com, Westlake High School, Austin, TX;
The Gavel / studentnews.nisd.net/holmes, Holmes High School, San Antonio, TX;
The Harbinger / smeharbinger.net, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, KS;
The Highlander / thehighlandernews.com, McLean High School, McLean, VA;
The Muse / themuseatdreyfoos.com, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Bch, FL;
The Newsstreak / hhsmedia.com, Harrisonburg High School, Harrisonburg, VA;
The Review / sjsreview.com, St. John's School, Houston, TX;
The Rubicon / rubiconline.com, St. Paul Academy and Summit School, Saint Paul, MN;
The Shakerite / shakerite.com, Shaker Heights High School, Shaker Heights, OH;
The Sidekick / coppellstudentmedia.com, Coppell High School, Coppell, TX;
The Southerner / thesoutherneronline.com, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;
The Standard / standard.asl.org, The American School in London, London, United Kingdom;
The Tam News / thetamnews.org, Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, CA;
Tiger Times / tigertimesonline.com, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX;
tjToday / tjtoday.org, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA.
Gold High School Hybrid General Magazine
Grant Magazine / grantmagazine.com, Grant High School, Portland, OR;
The Mark / machronicle.com, Menlo-Atherton High School, Atherton, CA.
Gold High School Print General Magazine
Geneva Quarterly, Geneva School of Boerne, Boerne, TX;
H2N, Hayfield Secondary School, Alexandria, VA;
On the Record, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY;
The Scientific Marksman, St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
Titan Times the Magazine, Antelope High School, Antelope, CA.
Gold High School Print News
Eagle Edition, The Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, TX;
Fourcast, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX;
Spark, Lakota East High School, Liberty Township, OH;
The Arapahoe Herald, Arapahoe High School, Centennial, CO;
The ReMarker, St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
Verde, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA.
Gold Middle School Print Yearbook
Sentry, Robinson Middle School, Fairfax, VA;
The Prowl, Powell Middle School, Littleton, CO;
The Scrapbook, Westfield Middle School, Westfield, IN.
Gold High School Hybrid Yearbook
Tesserae, Corning-Painted Post High School, Corning, NY.
Gold High School Print Yearbook
Above and Beyond, Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax, VA;
Aerie, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL;
Ayrie, Liberty North High School, Liberty, MO;
Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, KS;
Helios, Sunny Hills High School, Fullerton, CA;
La Vista, Mountain View High School, Mesa, AZ;
Techniques, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA;
The Hawk, Pleasant Grove High School, Texarkana, TX;
The Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS;
The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, TX;
The Lonestar, Vista Ridge High School, Cedar Park, TX;
Tiger, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX;
Traditions, Del Norte High School, San Diego, CA.
Silver Middle School Digital News
Livewire / aajhslivewire.com, Altoona Area Junior High School, Altoona, PA.
Silver High School Digital News
The Oracle / archeroracle.org, The Archer School for Girls, Los Angeles, CA;
The Paly Voice / palyvoice.com, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
The Red Ledger / theredledger.net, Lovejoy High School, Lucas, TX;
TRNWIRED / trnwired.org, Prince George High School, Prince George, VA.
Silver High School Digital Literary Magazine
The Pulse / thepulsejchs.com, Johns Creek High School, Johns Creek, GA;
Xanadu / xanadulitmag.com, Walt Whitman High School, Huntington, NY.
Silver High School Hybrid Literary Magazine
Sequel / sequelmagazine.org, Dulaney High School, Timonium, MD;
The Phoenix / thhsphoenix.org, Townsend Harris High School, Flushing, NY.
Silver High School Hybrid News
Berkeley High Jacket / berkeleyhighjacket.com, Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA;
Black and White / jhsblackandwhite.com, Johnston High School, Johnston, IA;
Central Times / centraltimes.org, Naperville Central High School, Naperville, IL;
Echo / slpecho.com, St. Louis Park High School, St. Louis Park, MN;
Globe / chsglobe.com, Clayton High School, Clayton, MO;
HiLite / hilite.org, Carmel High School, Carmel, IN;
Inklings News / inklingsnews.com, Staples High School, Westport, CT;
Kingwood Park Times / kptimes.com, Kingwood Park High School, Kingwood, TX;
La Vista / lavistamchs.com, Mira Costa High School, Manhattan Beach, CA;
Paladin / kmccrusade.com, Kapaun Mt. Carmel, Wichita, KS;
Panther Prints / peshprints.com, Plano East Senior High School, Plano, TX;
Rampage / rockvillerampage.com, Rockville High School, Rockville, MD;
Spartan News Network / pcsb.org, Lakewood High School, St. Petersburg, FL;
The BluePrint / hagertyjourn.com, Hagerty High School, Oviedo, FL;
The Boiling Point / shalhevetboilingpoint.com, Shalhevet High School, Los Angeles, CA;
The Californian / thecalifornianpaper.com, California High School, San Ramon, CA;
The Catalyst / millardwestcatalyst.com, Millard West High School, Omaha, NE;
The Eagle's Eye / ikenews.com, Eisenhower High School, Shelby Township, MI;
The Eagle’s Eye / akinseagleeye.com, W. Charles Akins High School, Austin, TX;
The Epic / lhsepic.com, Lynbrook High School, San Jose, CA;
The Harbinger / arhsharbinger.com, Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough, MA;
The Hoofprint / whshoofprint.com, Walnut High School, Walnut, CA;
The Lion's Tale / lionstale.org, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, MD;
The Messenger / marquettemessenger.com, Marquette High School, Chesterfield, MO;
The Piedmont Highlander / tphnews.com, Piedmont High School, Piedmont, CA;
The Prospector / prospectornow.com, Prospect High School, Mt Prospect, IL;
The Sagamore / thesagonline.com, Brookline High School, Brookline, MA;
The Saratoga Falcon / saratogafalcon.com, Saratoga High School, Saratoga, CA;
The Shield / macshieldonline.com, McCallum High School, Austin, TX;
The Spoke / spoke.news, Conestoga High School, Berwyn, PA;
The Ultraviolet / theultraviolet.com, Marlborough School, Los Angeles, CA;
The Voice / fhsvoice.org, Farmington High School, Farmington, CT;
Tiger Times / ttonl.org, Seoul International School, Seoul, South Korea;
Tribal Tribune / tribaltribune.org, Wando High School, Mount Pleasant, SC;
Uncaged Student News / uncagednews.com, Stockbridge High School, Stockbridge, MI.
Silver Middle School Hybrid General Magazine
Spectrum / hwspectrum.com, Harvard-Westlake School, Los Angeles, CA.
Silver High School Hybrid General Magazine
The Rock / rockmediaonline.org, Rock Canyon High School, Highlands Ranch, CO.
Silver High School Print General Magazine
C&G, Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, Atlanta, GA;
Crossfire, Crossroads School for the Arts & Sciences, Santa Monica, CA;
Earthquake, Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia, PA;
The Fourth Estate, Laguna Blanca School, Santa Barbara, CA;
The Revelation, St. Andrew's Episcopal School, Ridgeland, MS;
The View, Castle View High School, Castle Rock, CO.
Silver Middle School Print Literary Magazine
Collage, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, MD;
Inkblot, Kealing Middle School, Austin, TX;
Mindprints, Jackson Preparatory Junior High School, Flowood, MS;
Pen & Paper, The Unquowa School, Fairfield, CT.
Silver High School Print Literary Magazine
Amused, Miami Country Day School, Miami, FL;
Calliope, St. Agnes Academy, Memphis, TN;
Elysium, Coral Reef Senior High School, Miami, FL;
Fine Lines, Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, MD;
Gallimaufry, Cranbrook Kingswood School, Bloomfield Hills, MI;
Hatch, Bigfork High School, Bigfork, MT;
Ingenium, McGill-Toolen Catholic High School, Mobile, AL;
Iris: Art + Lit, St. Paul Academy and Summit School, Saint Paul, MN;
Itinerary, The Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, TX;
Maret Literary and Visual Arts Magazine, Maret School, Washington, DC;
Philomel, The Nightingale-Bamford School, New York City, NY;
Reflections, Gulliver Preparatory School, Miami, FL;
Reflections, The Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn, NY;
Riverbend Review, Benjamin Franklin High School, New Orleans, LA;
Roars and Whispers, Providence Senior High School, Charlotte, NC;
Shadows, Cactus Shadows High School, Cave Creek, AZ;
The Marque, St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
The Talon, Woodberry Forest School, Woodberry Forest, VA;
The Vision, Hackley School, Tarrytown, NY;
The Walrus, Saint Mary's Hall, San Antonio, TX;
Vibrato, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX.
Silver Middle School Print News
The Daytime, F.A. Day Middle School, Newton, MA;
The Scroll, The American School in London, London, United Kingdom.
Silver High School Print News
Arrow, Utica High School, Utica, MI;
High Tide, Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach, CA;
Inklings, Crown Point High School, Crown Point, IN;
Panorama, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, Saint Louis, MO;
Piper, Campbell Hall School, North Hollywood, CA;
The Accolade, Sunny Hills High School, Irvine, CA;
The Chronicle, Tom C. Clark High School, San Antonio, TX;
The CS Press, Cactus Shadows High School, Cave Creek, AZ;
The Edge, Pleasant Grove High School, Texarkana, TX;
The Grizzly Growler, Spring Valley High School, Las Vegas, NV;
The Marquee, Marcus High School, Flower Mound, TX;
The Mirror, Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys, CA;
The Purple Tide, Chantilly High School, Chantilly, VA;
The Rock, Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, MO;
The Shield, McCallum High School, Austin, TX;
The Smoke Signal, Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, CA;
The Tower, Grosse Pointe South High School, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI;
U-High Midway, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Chicago, IL;
Update, H. H. Dow High School, Midland, MI.
Silver High School Hybrid Yearbooks
Hilsborean, Hillsborough High School, Tampa, FL;
Peerage, Prince George High School, Prince George, VA;
Pioneer, Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, MO;
The Marauder, Marcus High School, Flower Mound, TX.
Silver Middle School Print Yearbooks
Eagle Eye View, Sierra Middle School, Parker, CO;
Lion’s Den, Hyde Middle School, Cupertino, CA;
Oro, Cactus Canyon Junior High School, Apache Junction, AZ;
Our Tale, Cimarron Middle School, Parker, CO;
Prowler, Pioneer Middle School, Tustin, CA;
The Crusader, Castle Rock Middle School, Castle Rock, CO;
The Round-Up, Woodland Junior High School, Fayetteville, AR;
The Stinger, Brookville Middle School, Lynchburg, VA;
The Vespa, Kealing Middle School, Austin, TX.
Silver High School Print Yearbooks
Aftermath, Palm Harbor University High School, Palm Harbor, FL;
Apollo, Colonial Forge High School, Stafford, VA;
Black & Gold, Rock Canyon High School, Highlands Ranch, CO;
Caledonia, McLean High School, McLean, VA;
Calumet, Arapahoe High School, Centennial, CO;
Chieftain, Jupiter High School, Jupiter, FL;
Clamo, Clayton High School, Clayton, MO;
Clipper, Kearney High School, Kearney, MO;
Cornerstones, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX;
Crag, Turner Ashby High School, Bridgewater, VA;
Daedalus, Northeastern High School, Manchester, PA;
Details, Whitney High School, Rocklin, CA;
Epic, Legend High School, Parker, CO;
Etruscan, Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, IL;
Golden Images, Chaparral High School, Parker, CO;
Green & Gold, West Linn High School, West Linn, OR;
Highlander, Highland Park High School, Dallas, TX;
Hornet, Bryant High School, Bryant, AR;
Indian, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, KS;
Kodiak, Bridgeland High School, Cypress, TX;
Ledoian, Aledo High School, Aledo, TX;
Lion’s Roar, Christ Presbyterian Academy, Nashville, TN;
Marksmen, St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
Odyssey, Chantilly High School, Chantilly, VA;
Odyssey, University High School, Orange City, FL;
Pantera, Mead High School, Spokane, WA;
Pawsehi, Parkway West High School, Ballwin, MO;
Pride, Franklin High School, Elk Grove, CA;
Reflections, Brighton High School, Brighton, CO;
Saga, Loudoun Valley High School, Purcellville, VA;
Summit, Smoky Hill High School, Aurora, CO;
Sword & Shield, Saugus High School, Santa Clarita, CA;
The Howl, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV;
The Knight, McCallum High School, Austin, TX;
The Lair, Leander High School, Leander, TX;
The Leopard, Lovejoy High School, Lucas, TX;
The Pilot, Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach, CA;
Theogony, Hidden Valley High School, Cave Spring, VA;
Tigrium, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, Melbourne, FL;
Titanium, Antelope High School, Antelope, CA;
Triune, Trinity High School, Euless, TX;
Westwind, West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, NC;
Wingspan, James Enochs High School, Modesto, CA.