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Student Press Review
Editor's note: Originally published: March 22, 2004
The Columbia Scholastic Press Association's 21st Gold Circle Awards program, its annual competition for individual achievement by student writers, editors, designers and photographers, attracted 14,404 entries from colleges, universities and secondary schools throughout the United States.
Entries were accepted from student newspapers, magazines, yearbooks and videos either originally printed or broadcast from November 1, 2002 through October 31, 2003. Student journalists working on these print or electronic media chose from as many as 77 available categories for individual or staff entries.
Students from high schools and middle schools submitted 9.564 individual and staff entries in their division. Judges cited a total of 743 winners for either First, Second or Third Place or for Certificates of Merit for those deemed worthy of honorable mention in a category.
College student journalists sent 3,366 entries in the same 77 categories in the separately judged collegiate division. A total of 683 First, Second, Third Place or Certificate of Merit awards were given in the collegiate division.
Award lists were distributed at two spring 2004 conventions--the 80th Anniversary Scholastic Convention for junior and senior high schools (March 17-19) and the 26th Annual College Media Convention (March 18-20), both in New York City. The actual award certificates were also made available to those winners present at the two conventions. Winning students not in attendance will receive their awards by mail
beginning March 24.
"Columbia is proud to give these awards to these energetic and talented student journalists," Edmund J. Sullivan, CSPA Director, said. "We congratulate them on their enterprising work."
The complete listing of awards can be found at http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cspa under "Awards." Please look for either "Scholastic" or "Collegiate" for appropriate results. Archive files of prior years' awards are also available at that website.
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