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.

2021 - Awards For Student Work Crown Awards - Scholastic Recipients

Congratulations to the publications who are finalists for the 2021 Crown Awards. All publications listed below will receive either a Silver or Gold Crown. Finalists are all winners, not nominees. Finalists will be revealed as either Gold or Silver Crowns at their presentation in March 2021.

These awards will be 2021 Crown Awards, following the CSPA's practice of dating the awards with the year in which they are given, even for an earlier eligibility period for judging.

A total of 849 digital, newspapers, magazines and yearbooks published during the 2019-2020 academic year were eligible for judging in the 2021 Crown Awards Program. 

All entries were judged virtually from September 15 through October 28, 2020.

This year CSPA judged digital only, print magazine, print newspaper and print yearbook as well as  - hybrid, a membership classified as a publication that works to combine their digital and print publications as one. While most hybrids grew from print newspapers that added digital platforms, several magazines became hybrids too. CSPA created the hybrid membership as a response to publications moving from print to pixels.

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.

 

High School Digital Literary Art Magazine Crown Finalists

Babel, Brunswick School, Greenwich CT;
The Pulse | thepulsejchs.com, Johns Creek High School, Johns Creek, GA.

 

High School Digital News Crown Finalists

Achona Online | achonaonline.com, Academy of the Holy Names, Tampa, FL;
Bearing News | rbhs.bearingnews.org, Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, MO;
Central Times | centraltimes.org, Naperville Central High School, Naperville, IL;
Inklings | inklingsnews.com, Staples High School, Westport, CT;
Mountain Echo | aahsmountainecho.com, Altoona Area High School, Altoona, PA;
Niles West News | nileswestnews.org, Niles West High School, Skokie, IL;
Southwest Shadow | southwestshadow.com, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, NV;
The Eagle's Tale | eaglestaleonline.com, Canyon High School, Canyon, TX;

The Feather Online | thefeather.com, Fresno Christian High School, Fresno, CA;
The Gator | bmgator.org, Brimmer and May School, Chestnut Hill, MA;
The La Salle Falconer | lasallefalconer.com, La Salle Catholic College Preparatory, Milwaukie, OR;
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 Phillipian | phillipian.net, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA;
The Red Ledger | theredledger.net, Lovejoy High School, Lucas, TX;
The Rider Online | therideronline.com, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX;
Wayland Student Press | waylandstudentpress.org, Wayland High School, Wayland, MA.

 

Middle School Digital News Crown Finalists

Livewire | aajhslivewire.com, Altoona Area Junior High School, Altoona, PA;
Neersyde | neersyde.com,  The Benjamin Middle School, North Palm Beach, FL.
 

High School Hybrid General Magazine

C Magazine | cmagazine.org, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA;
Earthquake | gfsearthquake.com, Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia, PA;
Grant Magazine | grantmagazine.com, Grant High School, Portland, OR;
On the Record | ontherecordmag.com, duPont Manual High School, Louisville, KY;
Teknos | teknos.org, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA;
The Patriot Post | ipatriotpost.com, American Heritage School, Plantation, FL;
Viking Magazine | vikingsportsmag.com, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA.

 

High School Print General Magazine

Focus, St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
Geneva Quarterly, Geneva School of Boerne, Boerne, TX;
Gxrls in STEM, Georgetown Day School | Sidwell Friends School, Washington, DC;
Phenomena, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX;
The Featheralist, Del Norte High School, San Diego, CA;

The Scientific Marksman, St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX.
 

High School Hybrid Literary Magazine

Scroll + Scrolling | holton-arms.edu, Holton-Arms School, Bethesda, MD;
The Muse | northviewmuse.com, Northview high School, Johns Creek, GA.
 

High School Print Literary Magazine

Andromeda, Chantilly High School, Chantilly, VA;
Artifex, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL;
Blue Review, Charlotte Latin School, Charlotte, NC;
Blutopia, Gaston Day School, Gastonia, NC;
Calliope, St. Agnes Academy, Memphis, TN;
Elysium, Coral Reef Senior High, Miami, FL;
Footnotes, Haas Hall Academy, Fayetteville, AK;
HELM (Harker Eclectic Literature & Media), The Harker School, San Jose, CA;
Hippocrene, Avon Old Farms, Avon, CT;
Iliad, Clarke Central High School, Athens, GA;
Impressions, Riverdale Country School, Bronx, NY;
Inkslinger, Darlington School, Rome, GA;

Itinerary, The Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, TX;
LitMag, Lick-Wilmerding High School, San Francisco, CA;
Living Details, Bingham High School, South Jordan, UT;
Menagerie, Lyons Township High School, LaGrange, IL;
Parallax, Ramaz Upper School, New York, NY;
PCI, Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn, NY;
Pegasus, The Haverford School, Haverford, PA;
Pulp, Thomas Wootton High School, Rockville, MD;
Reflections, Gulliver Preparatory School, Miami, FL;
Reflections, The Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn, NY;
Repentino., American School Foundation, Mexico City, México;
Shadows, Cactus Shadows High School, Cave Creek, AZ;
Solstice Art and Literary Magazine, Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale, IL;
The Marque, St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX;

Vibrato, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX.
 

Middle School Print Literary Magazine

Intermedia, Lewis F. Cole Middle School, Fort Lee, NJ;
Mindprints, Jackson Preparatory Junior High School, Flowood, MS.

High School Hybrid News

Berkeley High Jacket | berkeleyhighjacket.com, Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA;
El Estoque | elestoque.org, Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, CA;
Granite Bay Gazette | granitebaytoday.org, Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay, CA;
HiLite | hilite.org, Carmel High School, Carmel, IN;
Knight Errant | bsmknighterrant.org, Benilde-St. Margaret's, St. Louis Park, MN;
Marquette Messenger | marquettemessenger.com, Marquette High School, Chesterfield, MO;
North Star | fhntoday.com, Francis Howell North, St. Charles, MO;
Octagon | scdsoctagon.com, Sacramento Country Day School, Sacramento, CA;
Odyssey Newsmagazine | odysseynewsmagazine.com, Clarke Central High School, Athens, GA;
The Boiling Point | shalhevetboilingpoint.com, Shalhevet High School, Los Angeles, CA;
The Broadview | broadview.sacredsf.org, Convent of the Sacred Heart HS, San Francisco, CA;
The Californian | thecalifornianpaper.com, California High School, San Ramon, 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 Dispatch | thedispatchonline.net, James Bowie High School, Austin, TX;
The Eagle Eye | eagleeye.news, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL;
The Eagle’s Eye | akinseagleseye.com, Akins Early College High School, Austin, TX;
The Fourcast | hockadayfourcast.org, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX;
The Harbinger | arhsharbinger.com, Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough, MA;
The Harbinger | smeharbinger.net, Shawnee Mission East High School, Shawnee Mission, KS;
The Highlander | thehighlandernews.com, McLean High School, McLean, VA;
The Huron Emery | thehuronemery.com, Huron High School, Ann Arbor, MI;
The Lion's Tale | lionstale.org, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, MD;
The Mirror | vnhsmirror.com, Van Nuys High School, Van Nuys, CA;
The Muse | themuseatdreyfoos.com, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, FL;
The Prospector | prospectornow.com, Prospect High School, Mt Prospect, IL;
The Review | sjsreview.com, St. John's School, Houston, TX;
The Rock | rockmediaonline.org, Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, MO;
The Rubicon | rubiconline.com, St. Paul Academy and Summit School, Saint Paul, MN;
The Shield | macshieldonline.com, McCallum High School, Austin, TX;
The Sidekick | coppellstudentmedia.com, Coppell High School, Coppell, TX;
The Smoke Signal | thesmokesignal.org, Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, CA;
The Southerner | thesoutherneronline.com, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta, GA;
The Standard | standard.asl.org, The American School in London, London, Greater London;
The Tower | thetowerpulse.net, Grosse Pointe South High School, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI;
Tiger | tigernewspaper.com, South Pasadena High School, South Pasadena, CA;
Tiger Times | tigertimesonline.com, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX;
tjTODAY | tjtoday.org, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA;
Tribal Tribune | tribaltribune.org, Wando High School, Mount Pleasant, SC;
U-High Midway | uhighmidway.com, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Chicago, IL;
Uncaged Student News | uncagednews.com, Stockbridge High School, Stockbridge, MI;
Verde | verdemagazine.com, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA.

High School Print News

Eagle Edition, Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, TX;
Echo, St. Louis Park High School, St. Louis Park, MN;
Inklings, Crown Point High School, Crown Point, IN;
Panorama, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, Saint Louis, MO;
Spark, Lakota East High School, Liberty Township, OH;
The Edge, Pleasant Grove High School, Texarkana, TX;
The Globe, Clayton High School, Clayton, MO;
The Hawk, Hendrickson High School, Pflugerville, TX;
The Hoofprint, Walnut High School, Walnut, CA;
The Hourglass, Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, PA;
The Northwest Passage, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS;
The Piper, Campbell Hall School, North Hollywood, CA;
The ReMarker, St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
The Saratoga Falcon, Saratoga High School, Saratoga, CA;
Winged Post, The Harker School, San Jose, CA.

 

Middle School Print News

The Scroll, The American School in London, London, Greater London;
Ursus, Bedford Middle School, Westport, CT.

 

High School Hybrid Yearbook

Panther, H.B. Plant High School, Tampa, FL;
Peerage, Prince George High School, Prince George, VA;
Tesserae, Corning-Painted Post High School, Corning, NY;
The Lion's Pride, One School of the Arts, Longwood, FL.

 

High School Print Yearbook

Aerie, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL;
Badger, Beebe High School, Beebe, AR;
Black & Gold, Rock Canyon High School, Highlands Ranch, CO;
Caledonia, McLean High School, McLean, VA;
Carillon, Episcopal School of Dallas, Dallas, TX;
Crag, Turner Ashby High School, Bridgewater, VA;
El Corazón, El Camino Real Charter High School, Woodland Hills, CA;
Epilogue, Palmer Ridge High School, Monument, CO;
Etruscan, Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, IL;
Genesis, Rock Ridge High School, Ashburn, VA;
Golden Images, Chaparral High School, Parker, CO;
Hauberk
, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, KS;
Helios
, Sunny Hills High School, Fullerton, CA;
Highlander
, Highland Park High School, Dallas, TX;
Hoofbeats, Burges High School, El Paso, TX;
Indian
, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, KS;
Lion’s Roar,
Christ Presbyterian Academy, Nashville, TN;
Lone Star, James Bowie High School, Austin, TX;
Munhinotu, Gresham High School, Gresham, OR;
Odyssey, Chantilly High School, Chantilly, VA;
Odyssey, University High School, Orange City, FL;
Priam
, Longmont High School, Longmont, CO;
Prowler,
Providence High School, Charlotte, NC;
Reata, Memorial High School, Houston, TX;
Reflections, Brighton High School, Brighton, CO;
Salmagundi, Seminole High School, Sanford, FL;
Summit, Smoky Hill High School, Aurora, CO;
Techniques, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA;
The Arena
, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX;
The Ayrie, Liberty North High School, Liberty, MO;
The Bard, Hill Country Christian School, Austin, TX;
The Hawk, Pleasant Grove High School, Texarkana, TX;
The Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, KS;
The Legend,
El Dorado High School, El Paso, TX;
The Lion,
McKinney High School, McKinney, TX;
The Lonestar,
Vista Ridge High School, Cedar Park, TX;
The Prince
, Princeton High School, Princeton, NJ;
The Quest, John Champe High School, Aldie, VA;
Tiger,
Texas High School, Texarkana, TX;
Traditions
, Del Norte High School, San Diego, CA;
Wingspan, James Enochs High School, Modesto, CA.

Middle School Hybrid Yearbook

Azimuth, The Benjamin Middle School, North Palm Beach, FL.

Middle School Print Yearbook

Concolor, Ruben Dario Middle School, Miami, FL;
Eagle Eye View,
Sierra Middle School, Parker, CO;
El Corazon,
El Roble Intermediate School, Claremont, CA;
Ingenium,
Greenfield Junior High School, Gilbert, AZ;
Jamboree, Toby Johnson Middle School, Elk Grove, CA;
La Cresta, Desert Ridge Junior High School, Mesa, AZ;
Oro, Cactus Canyon Junior High School, Apache Junction, AZ;
The Prowl, Powell Middle School, Littleton, CO;
The Round-Up, Woodland Junior High School, Fayetteville, AR;
The Scrapbook, Westfield Middle School, Westfield, IN;
The Stinger, Brookville Middle School, Lynchburg, VA.

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