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Colorado Student Media Association


Colorado Student Media Association


One Day competition returns as One Story Spotlight


2023 One Story Spotlight Entries and Winners

Random.org selected these three entries as our raffle winners! Each receives a $50 gift card for a staff pizza party.

The Skier Scribbler, Aspen HS: Kim Zimmer Takes the Lead

The Pirateer, Englewood HS: Singing the Praises of Choir

The Grandview Chronicle, Grandview HS: A Dramatic Exit


Also check out the other great entries–Colorado students produce some fantastic work.

The Prospector, Manitou Springs HS: Winter Sports Preview

Grandview TV, Grandview HS: Behind the Scenes

Skier TV, Aspen HS: Free Application Day

Reds Report, Eaton HS: Nov. 13, 2023

CVTV, Castle View HS: Frozen Production

The Talon Tribune, Silver Creek HS: Neuroscience class turns cockroaches into cyborgs

Beacon, Ascent Classical Academy: Finding joy at school

KYOT, Monarch HS: Chip Shot

The Dragon Spectrum, Flagstaff Academy: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Movie

KRAM, Rampart HS: Captain Drips Studios

Ridgeline, Vista Ridge HS: Mean Girls: The Musical Takes the Stage



Historically, CSMA ran a contest called “One Day,” in which publications submitted coverage about all the events that happened on their campus on a specified day. Now, the coverage contest has been revamped to highlight existing publication work in the form of “One Story Spotlight.”


All current CSMA member publications are eligible to submit entries that meet scholastic journalism standards.

Entry requirements:

  • News (print and online): submit one news or feature story (non-sport), with at least one photo and caption.
  • Yearbook: submit coverage of one news or feature event (non-sport), with three photos and accompanying captions.
  • Broadcast: submit one news or feature story (non-sport).


  • Submissions must cover an event that occurs during the week of Nov. 13-17, 2023. Any non-sport coverage within that timeframe is eligible.
  • Entries are due on Dec. 5, 2023 through the submission form.
  • Winners will be announced by Dec. 8, 2023.


  • Since this is a spotlight on great student work, the submissions will not be judged.
  • All submissions will be entered into a raffle, and three lucky publications will win a $50 gift card for pizza for their staff!


  • Submissions will be posted on CSMA’s website or linked to the hosting platform of the publication so that everyone can enjoy the great coverage in Colorado!
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