| PRINT NEWS & MAG END is June 30th |
| INCLUSION FOR YEARBOOKS AND DIGITAL MEDIA IS OCTOBER 12 |
The Gold Circle Awards are available to members as part of the Ordinary membership, associate membership or basic membership.
Gold Circle Awards are offered to recognize outstanding work by student journalists, typically as individuals, but sometimes as a whole staff working in either print or online media. This media is published in schools or colleges across the United States and in schools overseas on an American curriculum.
TERMS OF PARTICIPATION FOR GOLD CIRCLE AWARDS
The Deadline for print newspapers and magazines is June 30, 2021 . authorization for these categories continue to be between June 12, 2020 and June 30, 2021.
The Deadline for yearbooks and digital media is October 12, 2021 . authorization for these categories is October 11, 2020 to October 12, 2021.
Your publication must be a CSPA membership to participate in the Gold Circle Awards. Click here to learn more about the three different membership types.
All entries in printed newspapers and magazines must be SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY until June 30th.
All entries in yearbooks and digital media must be SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY until October 12th.
Please note that the above deadlines apply to Gold Circle submissions and do not necessarily coincide with the deadlines for submitting review and / or crown viewing.
177 different entry categories with detailed information are currently provided here. Recognition takes place through various award certificates. Secondary schools are judged separately from colleges and universities, so each student's work is judged against others created in similar circumstances. Richter are seasoned journalists and educators who are familiar with the context of student journalism as produced in schools and colleges. Over the past few years, more than 15,000 entries have been submitted for this annual competition and around 1,200 awards have been given in the various categories.
The Gold Circle Awards were first presented in 1984, following a long tradition of CSPA awards for individual achievement by student journalists.
CSPA does not require membership approval or instant payment to submit Gold Circle entries; just that The declaration of membership is complete online.