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Student Literary Magazine, Promethean, Wins Award for Design Excellence

Achievement Marks Second Recognition by Graphic Design USA
The County College of Morris (CCM) 2010-2011 issue of the student literary magazine the Promethean, recently was presented with a 2012 American Inhouse Design Award, marking its second major award from Graphic Design USA.
A trade magazine for designers, Graphic Design USA recognizes the creative efforts of those in the graphic design and advertising fields.

“The American Inhouse Design Awards is the largest showcase for original work created by in-house designers,” said adjunct Professor Kathleen McNeil, who serves as adviser for the publication. “This year’s contest had over 4,000 items submitted for consideration and only 15 percent of the total, or approximately 600 submissions, were selected for recognition by the panel of judges.”

Receipt of this award marks the second time the 2010-2011 Promethean was recognized for its excellence in design, competing against entries from leading design and advertising agencies. In late 2011, the magazine was presented with an award in the Publications category by Graphic Design USA. As a recipient of that award, the 2010-2011 edition was published in the 2011 American Graphic Design Annual.

“This publication continues to make me proud of our students and the quality of the CCM educational opportunities available to them,” noted McNeil. “This project succeeds through the support of many throughout the campus community and I am happy to be a part of it.”

Students who worked on the 2010-2011 publication were Shelley Kays of Hampton, John Mehrkens of Sparta, Chris Melberger of Sparta, Sonnya Orozco of Wharton, Rosangely Montilla of Randolph, Katerina Paleckova of Dover.

The Promethean has won over 20 awards over the past 12 years. 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.