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 852 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: Jenny Dial Creech, managing editor, The Athletic Houston, 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, executive director, ATPI, Sante Fe, NM; Cheryl Pell, retired professor and former press state director, East Lansing MI; and Kathleen Zwiebel, retired adviser, Pottsville, PA.
For further information, contact the CSPA directly.
Woodcrest Magazine / woodcrestmagazine.com, Cabrini University, Radnor, PA.
Ball Bearings / ballbearingsmag.com, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
Emerge Magazine / emergemagazine.ca, University of Guelph-Humber, Etobicoke, Ontario;
Flux Magazine / fluxstories.com, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR;
Saltman Quarterly / sqonline.ucsd.edu, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA.
Urbana Literary & Arts / urbanalit.com, Miami Dade College Padrón Campus, Miami, FL.
The Columbia Chronicle / columbiachronicle.com, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.
The Daily Pennsylvanian / thedp.com, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA;
The Oklahoma Daily / oudaily.com, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
Distraction, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
Echo, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
SCAN, Savannah College of Design - Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.
Grub Street, Towson University, Towson, MD;
The Tower, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
Rotunda, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX;
The Tower, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.
Distraction / distractionmagazine.com, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
Dollars & Sense / baruch.cuny.edu/dollarsandsense, Baruch College/CUNY, New York, NY;
OR Magazine / ormagazine.net, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.
Daily News / ballstatedailynews.com, Ball State University, Muncie, IN;
Marist Circle / maristcircle.com, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY;
The Connector / scadconnector.com, SCAD Atlanta, Atlanta, GA.
Distraction / distractionmagazine.com, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.
Hair Trigger / hairtrigger.colum.edu, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL;
Indiana Daily Student / idsnews.com, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
Iowa State Daily / iowastatedaily.com, Iowa State University, Ames, IA;
Los Angeles Loyolan / laloyolan.com, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA;
The Baylor Lariat / baylorlariat.com, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
The Ithacan / theithacan.org, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY;
The Miami Hurricane / themiamihurricane.com, The University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
The Pitt News / pittnews.com, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA;
The Rocket / theonlinerocket.com, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA.
Focus Magazine, Baylor University, Waco, TX;
La Verne Magazine, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA;
UMiami Scientifica, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.
Axis Creative Arts Magazine, Miami Dade College North Campus, Miami, FL;
Café Cultura, Miami Dade College Hialeah Campus, Hialeah, FL;
Collage, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ;
Collage, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN;
Miambiance, Miami Dade College Kendall Campus, Miami, FL;
Parnassus, Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA.
Collegian, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, CA;
Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;
Arbutus, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.