Columbia Scholastic Press Association Winners
The Columbia Scholastic Press Association, founded in 1925, recognizes students who excel in student writing, editing and publishing. The Medalist Critiques isn't necessarily a contest, but a way for student journalists to receive feedback on their student publication in order to improve for the future. Judges annually read over a student medium, and then send it back with comments and suggestions. The Crown Awards are for the overall best student print and online media publications. Newspapers, magazines, yearbooks and online media are assessed and for design, content, coverage, presentation, photography, and editing and writing. The Gold Awards are to honor the individual for exceptional work in 75 different categories, including reporting, editing, photography, design, poetry, art and fiction for a student medium. Both secondary and tertiary schools are evaluated separately. To look at past recipients of the Crown Awards, click here, and for the Gold Awards go here. Each awards page also includes instructions and downloadable forms.