March 15, 2019 / News / Walsworth Live

CSPA’s Spring Convention just days away

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s (CSPA) 95th annual Spring Scholastic Convention will be held next week, March 20-22, on the campus of Columbia University in New York City.

High school journalism students and advisers from across the country will be in attendance, as will Walsworth Yearbooks. Here are the highlights.

Exhibit Hall

As usual, the Walsworth Yearbooks booth will be located in the Roone Arledge Auditorium in Lerner Hall and there will be plenty of reasons to swing by.

  • See our 28 2018 President’s Collection yearbooks, including those books named as CSPA Crown and NSPA Pacemaker Finalists, along with dozens of other great yearbooks.
  • Get great ideas for next year’s book by flipping through a copy of our newest showcase book – Possibilities, Vol. 8.
  • Find out how to enter our 2019 Photo Contest, stock up on candy and buttons and even take pictures in front of our I <3 Yearbook backdrop.


CSPA’s program of more than 350 educational sessions includes several Walsworth speakers, and Walsworth will also be sponsoring the Speaker and Adviser Hospitality Room.

Stay tuned to our social media channels, specifically Facebook and Twitter, next week to monitor how the Walsworth sessions are going.


On Friday afternoon, March 22, CSPA will cap off the convention with an awards ceremony where this year’s Gold and Silver Crown award winners will be revealed.

There will be 24 Walsworth Yearbooks schools vying for either a Gold Crown or Silver Crown. You’ll be able to find the results right here in the Yearbooks Blog shortly after the announcement on Friday afternoon.

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Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is the Marketing Automation Supervisor for Walsworth. He's been a writer, editor and web content specialist for Walsworth for the past 15+ 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.