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The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) awarded Esse the 2023 Silver Print Literary Magazine Crown Award

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) awarded Esse the 2023 Silver Print Literary Magazine Crown Award.

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

Each year panel of Crown Judges assembles every year to view all entrants, whether they are newspaper, magazines, yearbooks or online media. No set number of Crown Awards is required; the awards are discretionary, based on the evaluation by the Crown Judges. They consider all aspects of value to the reader or viewer: content, design or presentation, coverage, photography as well as writing and editing.

About Esse 2023

Esse's 57th edition, Esse 2023, is available online.

This issue of the award-winning magazine features a diverse set of work from Ursuline students, including poetry, short stories, plays, photography, and paintings.

The works follow the theme of "Human." Esse 2023 was produced by the Ursuline Literary-Art Magazine Club, which was led by Editor-in-Chief Phoebe White '23 and Art Editors Marie Katherine Relucio '23 and Jana Elawar '23. Monica Prachyl Cochran '71, Jocelyn Holmes, and Kyle Lee moderated the club.

Esse 2023 was dedicated to Visual Arts teacher Jocelyn Holmes. Editor-in-Chief Phoebe White '23 wrote of Holmes:

Your presence in Esse over the past few years has been priceless. While you have never formally taught me, one of your peers, Sarah Kennedy, once told me that you are "rooted in your passion for art, and that touches everything you do," and that could not be more evident over this year in Esse..."

Read Esse 2023.