Copy That: Five Austin ISD Schools Awarded Top Honors in Student Publications
Akins, Bowie and McCallum high schools, along with Kealing and Gorzycki middle schools, were presented Crown Awards by The Columbia Scholastic Press Association for scholastic publications at the CSPA 94th Annual Convention.
The Crown Awards honor top student publications chosen from CSPA’s members. Crowns are selected for overall excellence in a side-by-side comparison.
The following AISD schools earned awards in the following categories:
Middle School Silver News—Hybrid
Digit | digit.press, Gorzycki Middle School
High School SilverNews— Hybrid
The Eagle’s Eye | akinseagleseye.com, Akins High School
The Shield | macshieldonline.com, McCallum High School (pictured above)
High School Silver News—Print
The Lone Star Dispatch, Bowie High School
The Shield, McCallum High School
Middle School Silver Yearbook—Print
The Vespa, Kealing Middle School
High School Silver Yearbook—Print
Lone Star, Bowie High School
This year, 1,100 digital, print newspapers, magazines and yearbooks published during the 2016-17 academic year were eligible for judging in the 2018 Crown Awards Program.
Student publishing in news, magazine, yearbook or digital formats are all eligible.
During Crown consideration, publications are judged on their excellence based on their design, photography, concept, coverage and writing.
Publications are considered for awards at Columbia by panels of judges who review each publication.
Photos from the 2018 CSPA Scholastic Crown Awards Ceremony on March 16 at Columbia University can be downloaded here.
The CSPA is an international student press association uniting student journalists and faculty advisers at schools and colleges through educational conferences, idea exchanges and award programs. The association has been owned by Columbia University since 1925 and operates as a program affiliated with its Graduate School of Journalism.