December 17, 2015 / News

Eight 2015 yearbooks printed by Walsworth named CSPA Crown Finalists

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Eight 2015 yearbooks printed by Walsworth Yearbooks were among the high school, middle school and college yearbooks announced as 2016 Crown Award Finalists by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association today.

The Walsworth yearbooks named Crown Finalists included:

  • Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, Kansas
  • Legend, Boone High School, Orlando, Florida
  • Munhintou, Gresham High School, Gresham, Oregon
  • Pride, Franklin High School, El Paso, Texas
  • The Raider, Gulliver Preparatory School, Miami, Florida
  • The Scrapbook, Westfield Middle School, Westfield, Indiana
  • The Tower, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California
  • Wings, Arrowhead Christian Academy, Redlands, California

Two additional 2015 yearbooks – Hauberk from Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas and Indian from Shawnee Mission North High School in Overland Park, Kansas – were also named Finalists. Both schools are new to Walsworth Yearbooks for 2016.

The Crown Awards honor top student publications chosen from CSPA’s members.  Crowns are selected for overall excellence in a head-to-head comparison. During Crown consideration, publications are judged on their excellence as shown by their design, photography, concept, coverage and writing.

The Crown Finalists are in high school, middle school/junior high and college categories. The Finalists will receive either Gold Crown or Silver Crown awards and will be announced in March 2016 at CSPA’s spring events in New York City.

The entire list of Crown Finalists can be found at the CSPA website.

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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.