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Past Campanile awards and recognition

[divider]Hall of Fame[/divider]

National Scholastic Press Association

According to the NSPA website, “In 1987, the National Scholastic Press Association established a Hall of Fame for member student publications — newspapers, yearbooks and magazines — which have earned 10 All–American ratings from our publication critique service within an 11–year span.”

The Campanile has been included in the NSPA Hall of Fame since 2004. It received a special honor plaque to mark the induction and was added to the NSPA Hall of Fame plaques, which are displayed and showcased at Journalism Education Association (JEA)/NSPA high school journalism conventions.


[divider]Pacemaker Award[/divider]

National Scholastic Press Association

According to the NSPA website, “Each year, the National Scholastic Press Association presents scholastic journalism’s preeminent award, the Pacemaker.” Awarded annually since 1927, the Pacemaker represents excellence in American student journalism. These prestigious awards are considered to be the highest national honors in their field.

In the last 12 years, The Campanile has won four Newspaper Pacemaker awards for outstanding coverage and content, quality of writing and reporting, leadership, design, photography and graphics. The most recent Pacemaker that The Campanile received was in 2017.


[divider]Individual Awards[/divider]

National Scholastic Press Association

The NSPA also presents awards to individual writers — in 2017, Campanile staff writer Maya Homan won the Story of the Year Award under the Sports category, and Campanile staff writer  Vivian Feng received an honorable mention under the Diversity Series. Additionally, Ben Hewlett received an honorable mention for a News story in 1996.


[divider]Crown Award[/divider]

Columbia Scholastic Press Association

According to the CSPA website, “Crown Awards are the highest recognition given by the CSPA to a student print or digital medium for overall excellence.”

In the last 22 years, The Campanile has won five Gold Crowns for High School Hybrid News/Newspaper/Publication, one Gold Grown for High School Digital News and five Silver Crowns for High School Newspaper.

The Campanile won its 2018 Silver Crown just one week ago.


[divider]Gold Circle Award[/divider]

Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Since 1984, Gold Circle Awards have been given by the CSPA for individual achievement by student journalists. According to the CSPA, “[The Gold Circle Awards] are offered to recognize superior work by … individuals.”

In the last 21 years, individual staff writers of The Campanile have won 14 Gold Circle Awards, with article topics ranging from feminism and religion to scapegoating minority officers.


[divider]West Regional Award[/divider]

TIME Magazine

In 2002, the West Regional Award was awarded to The Campanile by Time Magazine for editorial excellence, winning the nationwide competition.


[divider]CNPA Award[/divider]

California News Publishers Association

In 2010, The Campanile won the first place award in the CNPA’s annual statewide contest for the best student newspaper in California.

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