The Pathfinder, Parkway West High’s digital publication, was selected as a digital news and magazine finalist for the Crown Award. Only 18 high school digital publications were chosen as finalists for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association [CSPA] Crown Awards to be presented in March 2020 at ceremonies in New York City. The digital publications were published during the 2018-19 academic year.
The Crown Awards honor top student publications chosen from CSPA’s members. Crowns are selected for overall excellence in a head-to-head comparison against other publications. Student publishing in news, magazine, yearbook or digital [online] formats are all eligible. During Crown consideration, publications are judged on design, photography, concept, coverage and writing. A total of 1,100 publications were eligible for judging.
Crown Awards are the highest recognition given by the CSPA to a student print or digital medium for overall excellence.