Calliope Wins 10th Gold Medal

D-E’s literary and arts magazine Calliope has won yet another Gold Medal for its 2014 issue – released last spring – in the “critique” phase of the judging from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA).

According to Calliope faculty advisor and Middle-Upper School Librarian Steve Petkus, this year’s issue “garnered the highest score in recent memory – 926 out of 1,000 possible.”

It is easy to understand why the 2014 issue received such high marks from reading the CSPA critique, where the judge praised the issue for both visual and written content:
“Excellent visual appeal of cover and title page. Overall, the visual content is excellent and serves to supplement verbal content.”
“Overall, poetry conveys a strong sense of voice, image, and situation.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed reading your magazine.”

Mr. Petkus also mentioned how Calliope is on a roll with the Gold Medal wins, and then explained that it is still in the running for an even greater award: “This is the 10th Gold Medal we’ve gotten in the past 11 years. The critique phase is separate from the judging for the CSPA’s Crown award, which is that prestigious, national award that we were privileged to receive in 2011. We’ll know in December whether Calliope 2014 got a Crown or not.”


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