The Kearney High School Clipper and Liberty North High School Ayrie yearbooks, thanks to teacher sponsors and student journalists who fill their pages, are finalists in the high school print publication category for a national Columbia Scholastic Press Association Crown award. The yearbooks are two of 78 publications chosen from across the nation as finalists. Awards will be presented in March in New York City.
“The Crown Awards honor top student publications chosen from CSPA’s members. Crowns are selected for overall excellence in a head-to-head comparison. Student publishing in news, magazine, yearbook or digital (online) formats are all eligible,” states a release about the designation.
During Crown consideration, publications are judged on design, photography, concept, coverage and writing. A total of 1,145 publications were eligible for judging.
“Crown finalists are actual winners, not nominees. Some will be announced as Gold Crowns, the rest are Silver Crowns. Final results will be announced and presented at the CSPA ceremonies in March 2020,” states the release.