Volume Four Year 2017/2018
CSPA Gold Circle and Crown Awards
The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announces the winners from its 34th Gold Circle Awards program. This year, these categories attracted 4,166 yearbook and digital media entries, as well as 7,093 print news and magazines entries. These entries come from publications produced by students at colleges, universities, and secondary schools through the United States and abroad who follow the American education plan.
Judges cited a total of 1,080 winners for either First, Second or Third Place or for Certificates of Merit for those deemed worthy of honorable mention in a category. Entry categories included those for yearbooks and for digital (online) media, in its annual competition for individual achievement by student writers, editors, designers and photographers.
- Gold Circle First Place: Non-fiction Interview by Olivia Hanna
- Gold Circle Certificates of Merit:
Alternative Story Form
Hand drawn Illustration
- Gold Crown Finalist: (to be awarded in March 2018)
The AEJMC (Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication) Student Magazine Contest winners have been announced for 2017. FM/AM, the Fashion Magazine at Marist, has won two awards from a professionally juried field of 222 entries from 22 universities in the US and Canada.
First Place: Design
Second Place: General Excellence
To quote juror Stephanie Mehta, deputy editor of Vanity Fair, "As a fashion magazine, it might be easy for FM/AM to rest on its stunning photography and sophisticated styling, and indeed, FM/AM is by far the best-looking entry in the category. But like the best professional fashion titles, FM/AM also delivers compelling essay and interviews..."