Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Phone: (212) 854-9400
CSPA is affiliated with the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in the City of New York.
Get a CSPA Membership
What to submit
CSPA requires a completed Membership Form from every publication and website entering our contests. The five-page form is available on our website as a fillable PDF; follow the link on this page for more information.
Hard copy publication / Digital site submissions
News media can be critiqued as print only, digital only or as a hybrid (print/digital).
Print Newspapers, Digital or Hybrid News Media
A note for college newspapers, fall and spring semesters
are now considered one membership.
HYBRID (print + online together)
* Digital media can only be judged if the links supplied to CSPA are working for the judges to access. Please use question 19 on the entry form to inform us if/when you expect your site to be offline.
What to include in your package
For Basic Members:
For Associate & Regular Members:
CSPA accepts checks payable in U.S. funds payable drawn on a U.S. bank. Checks should be payable to Columbia Scholastic Press Association.
CSPA does not accept credit cards at this time.
Where to send your entries
To send your entries via US Mail, please use the following address:
To send your entries via FedEx/UPS, please use the following address:
CSPA is an international student press association, founded in 1925, whose goal is to unite student journalists and faculty advisers at schools and colleges through educational conferences, idea exchanges, textbooks, critiques and award programs.