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Columbia Scholastic Press Association

CSPA Awards Programs: Recognizing Excellence

CSPA offers two major awards programs to honor excellence in student publications: the Crown Awards and the Gold Circle Awards.

Reporting and Writing on the War in Israel and Gaza for Student Newsrooms

The tragic events unfolding in Israel and Gaza that began on October 7 are complex to understand and difficult to report on, especially from afar.

2024 Scholastic Gold Circle Award Winners

The awards recognize individual achievement by students from any CSPA member in four major categories: News; Magazine; Digital Media; and Yearbook.

2024 Silver and Gold Crown Award Winners for Scholastic Media

The Crown Awards are the highest recognition given by the CSPA to a student print or digital medium for overall excellence.

In this video, Summer Journalism Workshop students discuss the importance of journalism and storytelling, and how CSPA helped them hone their craft.