Awards announced in the

    Fall of 2017


    View the 2017 edition by

    clicking on the download

    link beneath the image on the

    far left.

2017 Editor in Chief  Audrey Daugherty


NCTE's PRESLM’s Highest National Award

NSPA All-American

CSPA Gold Medalist


CSPA Gold Circle Awards


Poetry: CM  Mariohn Michel "The History of History"

Single Ilustration: 3rd place:  Carmen Guillien  "Old Age"

Portfolio:  2nd place:  Alina Balaguero

Cartoon:  2nd Place:   "

This is a Disjointed Spy Story"


2007 Editor-in-Chief: Cecile McLorin-Salvant won the prestigious Thelonius Monk Competition and was nominated for a Grammy Award

in 2013 for  jazz vocal album. Cecile  won the Grammy in  2016 for best Jazz Vocal Album

2016 Editor in Chief    Michael Gordon


    Columbia Scholastic Press

    Crown Finalist 2017

    CSPA  Gold Medalist

    NCTE Highest Award

    CSPA Gold Circle Awards:

    1st place for non-fiction column:

      Nicole Garcia  "Fabula Rasa"

     1st place photography: Karla Infante

             "Where is the Light?"

     3rd place Cover Design:

     Patrick Martin and Claudia S. Guzman

     CM: free form poetry: Itara Moore

             "The Atheist"

Amy Meltzer: 1st place poetry

Brian Ransom:1st pl interview

Sancia Noriega: 2nd pl. essay

Puru Bagga: 3rd place essay

Amy Meltzer: CM Humor

View pictures of our annual gala held May 31,2015 at Books and Books in Coral Gables.

2015 Editor in Chief     Amy Meltzer


      Columbia University Press Association

             2014-15 Gold Circle Winners


1st place cover:

Nathalie Francis: artist   Jake Pivnik:  layout

1st place essay:        Aneres Williams

3rd place humor:       Anysa Chebbi

2nd place fiction:       Valentina Misas

CM in  Fiction:            Josie Lo Bello


CSPA  gave 2014 Elysium a GOLD CROWN


NCTE PRESLM gave it    The Highest Award



        Gold Medal CSPA



     National Council of Teachers

     of English PRESLM

     highest award.



     CSPA  Gold Circle Awards:


      Single Ilustration

          CM. Yinimi Galego "Stay"


     Portfolio Illustation

          CM:  Jurissa Tellez


   National Council of Teachers  of English Highest  National

  Award for Literary Magazines (PRESLM). Click on Florida.


  Gold medal from CSPA and an All-Columbian Rating.


  Gold medal from NSPA and an All-American rating.


  Three Elysium 2011-2012 staff members won the

  prestigious Columbia University Gold Circle award.

  See M4,M8, and M23.


     Rebecca Raskin,           "White Blank Page"

     Hannah Pustejovsky,    "The Love of my Life"

     Carolina Beguiristain,   "Boy Problems"


National Council of Teachers of English  PRESLM Program:

Highest National Award





Columbia Scholastic Press Association: Gold Medalist




Did not submit to Crowns or Gold Circle Awards

2010 Editor-in-Chief:  Jolie Shapiro

NCTE PRESLIM:Highest National Award


CSPA:Gold Medalist


NSPA : All American



CSPA Gold Circle Awards:


2nd Place:  Single Illustration Color:  Tatiana Jackson "Lait"

1st place: Single Illustration "Bestial Ramifications"

2nd Place Color Portfolio:   Raquel Kidd

CM Color Portfolio: Audrey Gonzalez

3rd place Cartoon: Andrea Espinosa "Sourtongue"

Photography:  CM   Raye Ng  "Survive"

2009 Editor-in-Chief:  Mitra Hosseini


NCTE PRESLM'S Highest National Award


CSPA Gold Medalist with three All-Columbians in Organization, Content, and Design.


NSPA: All American with five marks of distinction


CSPA Gold Circle Awards:


1st place; Single Illustration:  Gabriella Portilla "Irony of Being a Tree"

CM:  illustration:  Samantha Lazarus "Hands"

Multi-Page Spread:  CM  Fernando Rosales




CSPA Gold Circle Awards:


Allyson Jones: 1st place photography: "These Hands"

Martine Powers: 1st place poetry for "Never Again"

Alina Balaguero  1st place cartoon “Bees Whacks”:

Carmen Guillen-Casal third place for her illustration

                         Peggy Sue Faces Oblivion"

Adrianna Arintok  2nd pl. illustration "Pocket Troll"

Gretta Martinez: CM: photography: "Red Balloon"


NSPA Pacemaker Finalist  (one of 9 in nation)


CSPA Silver Medalist ; NCTE PRESLM Superior

NCTE PRESLM Superior Rating


CSPA Gold Medalist with Two All-Columbians


Gold Circle Awards from CSPA:

Photography 2nd pl: Nick Kallergis


Single Illustration: CM Christina Jay

"The Leslie II"

Our first editor-in-chief Justin Danier-Best edited  the Haverford Review

2005 Editor-in-Chief:  Justin Danier-Best


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