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.

Yearbooks 2019 Crown Finalists Announced

Third of 2019 Finalists Announced

CSPA Selects Crown Finalists for Yearbook Publications

Third of four announcements of Crown Finalists for 2019 Awards
(Click here to read the second announcement of Crown Finalists for News.)
(Click here to read the first announcement of Crown Finalists for Magazines.)

Watch the announcement with CSPA Executive Director Edmund J. Sullivan

These entries were produced during the 2017-2018 academic year. The actual awards will be presented in New York City during March 2019. Because CSPA dates its awards by the year in which they are presented, they are known as the 2019 Crown Awards.

Seventy print yearbooks and nineteen hybrid yearbooks were chosen as Finalists for the CSPA Crown Awards to be presented in March 2019 at ceremonies in New York City.  The yearbooks were published during the 2017-18 academic year.

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 1,172 publications were eligible for judging.

Crown Finalists are actual winners, not nominees. Some will be announced as Gold Crowns; the rest are Silver Crowns. Final results will be announced and presented at the CSPA ceremonies in March 2018.

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.

College Print Yearbooks
Agromeck, NC State Agromeck, Raleigh, NC;
Arbutus, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN;
Ibis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL;
Ouachitonian, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR;
Roundup, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

High School Hybrid Yearbooks
Aerie, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, FL;
Cayuse, Walnut High School, Walnut, CA;
El Diablo, Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale, IL;
Fentonian, Fenton High School, Fenton, MI;
Hilsborean, Hillsborough High School, Tampa, FL;
Hoofbeats, Burges HS, El Paso, TX;
Lone Star, James Bowie High School, Austin, TX;
Munhinotu, Gresham High School, Gresham, OR;
Panther, H.B. Plant High School, Tampa, FL;
Panther Pride, Plano East Senior High School, Plano, TX;
Raider, Gulliver Preparatory School, Miami, FL;
Reata, Memorial High School, Houston, TX;
Round-Up, Coppell High School, Coppell, TX;
Summit, Smoky Hill High School, Aurora, CO;
Tesserae, Corning-Painted Post High School, Corning, NY;
The Olympian, Williamsville North High School, Williamsville, NY;
The Prowler, Millard West High School, Omaha, NE;
The Stampede, J.W. Mitchell High School, New Port Richey, FL.

High School Print Yearbooks
Aftermath, Palm Harbor University High School, Palm Harbor, FL;
Buffalo, Haltom High School, Haltom City, TX;
Buzzer, Brookville High School, Lynchburg, VA;
Calibre, Western High School, Davie, FL;
Columbian, George C. Marshall High School, Falls Church, VA;
Cornerstones, The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX;
Crag, Turner Ashby High School, Bridgewater, VA;
Details, Whitney High School, Rocklin, CA;
Etruscan, Glenbrook South HS, Glenview, IL;
Fusion, Hagerty High School, Oviedo, FL;
Genesis, Rock Ridge High School, Ashburn, VA;
Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East, Prairie Village, KS;
Highlander, Highland Park High School, Dallas, TX;
Hornet, Bryant High School, Bryant, AR;
Iditarod, Tuscarora High School, Leesburg, VA;
Indian, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, KS;
Legacy, Klein Collins High School, Spring, TX;
Lion’s Roar, Christ Presbyterian Academy, Nashville, TN;
Marauder, Marcus High School, Flower Mound, TX;
Marksmen, St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX;
Odyssey, Chantilly High School, Chantilly, VA;
Odyssey, University High School, Orange City, FL;
Parousia, Maranatha Christian Schools, San Diego, CA;
Priam, Longmont High School, Longmont, CO;
Rampages, Casa Roble High School, Granite Bay, CA;
Reflections, Brighton High School, Brighton, CO;
Retrospect, Liberty Christian Academy, Lynchburg, VA;
Roots, Mesquite High School, Gilbert, AZ;
Saga, Loudoun Valley High School, Purcellville, VA;
Salmagundi, Seminole High School, Sanford, FL;
Talon, The Harker School, San Jose, CA;
Techniques, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA;
The Arena, Legacy High School, Mansfield, TX;
The Bard, Hill Country Christian School, Austin, TX;
The Belltower, St. Thomas' Episcopal School, Houston, TX;
The Centaur, Strawberry Crest High School, Dover, FL;
The Citadel, Claudia Taylor Johnson High School, San Antonio, TX;
The Clan, McLean High School, McLean, VA;
The Dragon, Carroll Senior High School, Southlake, TX;
The Hawk, Pleasant Grove High School, Texarkana, TX;
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;
Tiger, Texas High School, Texarkana, TX;
Tigrium, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, Melbourne, FL;
Titanium, Antelope High School, Antelope, CA;
Traditions, Del Norte High School, San Diego, CA;
Trail, Overland High School, Aurora, CO;
Trillium, Trumbull High School, Trumbull, CT;
Ursus, Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay, CA;
Vieo, Castle View High School, Castle Rock, CO;
Westwind, Lewis-Palmer High School, Monument, CO;
Westwind, West Henderson High School, Hendersonville, NC;
Wings, Arrowhead Christian Academy, Redlands, CA;
Wingspan, James Enochs High School, Modesto, CA.

Middle School Hybrid Yearbook
Jamboree, Toby Johnson Middle School, Elk Grove, CA.

Middle School Print Yearbook
Eagle Eye View, Sierra Middle School, Parker, CO;
Falcon Nation, Katherine L. Albiani Middle School, Elk Grove, CA;
Farrier, Mirman School, Los Angeles, CA;
Ingenium, Greenfield Junior High, Gilbert, AZ;
Nexus, Fishers Junior High, Fishers, IN;
Our Tale, Cimarron Middle School, Parker, CO;
Prowler, Pioneer Middle School, Tustin, CA;
The Prowl, Powell Middle School, Littleton, CO;
The Round-Up, Woodland Junior High School, Fayetteville, AR;
The Scrapbook, Westfield Middle School, Westfield, IN;
The Vespa, Kealing Middle School, Austin, TX.