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CSPA Awards- More Information

    The Crown Awards honor top student publications chosen from CSPA’s members.  Crowns are selected for overall excellence in a head-to-head comparison. During Crown consideration, publications are judged on their excellence as shown by their design, photography, concept, coverage and writing. A total of 1,100 publications were eligible for judging. The CSPA select the best 22. Walt Whitman’s was selected. We are very proud and very validated. We are also the only New York on-line literary arts magazine chosen. This is no small accomplishment. A great deal of creativity, careful editing, formatting, cooperation and love goes into this website. Columbia expects perfection and maturity and inclusiveness. We feel we do that. Again, we thank everyone who has ever contributed in any way to this success. was judged by the art, photography... the level of writing of poetry and prose... the musical videos... it was judged on its editing and formatting. It was judged on its sophistication as a site and also the level of submissions. That means this is Walt Whitman’s award. This magazine and thus this award do not happen without incredible works submitted to incredible editors. This honor is a tribute of the teachers and creators involved in every explicit and implicit, obvious and nuanced element of its being. This is a celebration of the entire South Huntington Community. is a collective, a neighborhood where creativity hangs out. ​

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