February 6, 2012 / News

CSPA gives Crown Finalists a chance to show off their work

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

In a little more than a month, the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) will name the 2011 Gold and Silver Crown Award winners at their annual spring convention in New York City on March 16.

This year, more than 60 high school and middle school yearbooks were named Crown Award Finalists and CSPA invited all the staffs to submit two spreads of their best work to show off in a new publication called In Their Voices.

Three issues of In Their Voices can be found here at the website for CSPA’s online magazine, Student Press Review.

Each staff provided their own commentary on the spreads they submitted.

Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.