The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) announced the winners from its 37th Gold Circle Awards program recently. This year, the awards attracted 5,757 yearbook and digital media entries submitted in 91 categories.
The CSPA Gold Circle Awards presented a Certificate of Merit to the following Pine Crest students and alumni for their work on the 2019 Crestian yearbook:
Ishani Singh '19 for her Informational Graphics Portfolio: Informational graphics are charted information, lists, timelines, pull out quote boxes of information, graphs, diagrams, maps or factoid of information using illustration or photography.
Lauren Fromkin '19, Benjamin Pierce '19 and Ishani Singh '19 for Feature Presentation: "Map," an unusual feature that is judged on subject selection, writing, photography and design. These four winning spreads were about the 85th anniversary of Pine Crest. The Yearbook team featured the entire campus using drone photography (Ben Pierce) and highlighted 85 spaces of the campus to celebrate their meaning. In the last spread of the "Map," our journalists highlighted students from the past (featuring the oldest living alumna), from today (featuring 3 current students) and imagined those in the future (quoting the strategic plan).
Owen Seiner '20, Ishani Singh '19 and Danielle Weisfisch '20 for Academic Spreads (Multi-page spread): Pages that cover an academic topic.
The 2019 book "Keep Moving Forward," under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Giorno '19, won a Gold Medal from CSPA and received All-Columbian Honors for its Reference Section. All-Columbian Honors are awarded, as part of the initial judging, to those publications that receive very high point totals in one or more of the three categories (Visual, Verbal or Reference). All-Columbian Honors are given only when the publication has achieved the 95th percentile or higher in each of the three categories.