Editor-in-chief Allison Zhang, Columbia Scholastic Press Association executive director Edmund J. Sullivan and editor-in-chief Mohini Rye pose with the Octagon's Silver Crown award at the CSPA Spring Convention at Columbia University, March 22. (Photo by Mike Simons)

Octagon wins fourth Silver Crown award

The Octagon won its fourth Silver Crown award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) on March 22 in New York.

In October, the 2017-18 Octagon was named a finalist for a crown award in print news. As a finalist, the Octagon was guaranteed a Silver Crown, and a subsection of finalists would be awarded a Gold Crown at the CSPA Spring Convention at Columbia University, March 20-22.

Attending the convention were Octagon editors-in-chief Jack Christian, Mehdi Lacombe, Chardonnay Needler, Mohini Rye and Allison Zhang, photo editor Jacqueline Chao and adviser Paul Bauman.

Of the 31 nominated print newspapers, 11 received a Gold Crown and 20 a Silver Crown. More than 1,100 news, magazine, yearbook or digital publications entered the contest, according to the CSPA’s website.

Publications were judged on “excellence as shown by their design, photography, concept, coverage and writing,” the website states.

—By Allison Zhang

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