The Promethean, the student-produced literary and arts magazine at County College of Morris (CCM), recently was presented with a national award of distinction from Graphic Design USA, one of the major graphic design competitions in the country.
Competing against entries from leading design and advertising agencies, the 2010-2011 edition of the Promethean was presented with an award in the Publications category. As a winner, the publication will be listed in the 2011 American Graphic Design Annual produced by Graphic Design USA.
“The 2011 competition drew more than 8,000 entries in all categories and only 15 percent were chosen for recognition, making this a particularly noteworthy recognition for the Promethean,” noted Professor Kathy McNeil, who serves as faculty advisor for the publication. “Our students can take pride in having made the Promethean part of a select group of projects recognized as the best the graphic design field has to offer.”
The students who worked on the design and production of the 2010-2011 edition were Shelley Kays of Hampton, Christopher Melberger of Sparta, John Mehrkens of Sparta, Katerina Paleckova of Dover, Sonnya Orozco of Wharton and Rosangely Montilla of Randolph.
Once an extracurricular activity, design and production of the magazine now is a demanding 15-week course in the Visual Arts Department. The publication consists of literary and art submissions from students, faculty and staff at CCM. Over the past 12 years, the publication has won more than 20 awards.