The Promethean Selected Again for Graphic Design USA Award

The Promethean, the award-winning County College of Morris (CCM) student art and literary publication, once again has come out a winner competing against professional design firms.

The 2017-2018 edition of The Promethean was presented with a Graphic Design USA American Graphic Design Photo of old red car with gold autum trees in backgroundAward, marking the 13th time since 2005 the publication has been selected for recognition in that contest.

The American Graphic Design Award is the largest showcase for original work created by professional design firms and individuals, including publications, invitations, self-promotional items, signage and websites. There is no separate category for student-produced work, meaning The Promethean was judged against professionally produced material.

More than 10,000 items were submitted for consideration this year, but only about 1,000, or 10 percent, of the entries were selected for recognition.

The Promethean student design team for the 2017-2018 edition consisted of Dhrupa Patel, of Parsippany; Matthew Wotasek, of Hackettstown; Emily Ambrosi, of Denville; and Margaret Koenig, of Mount Olive Township.

The 2017-2018 edition also recently was presented with the Graphic Design USA American Inhouse Design Award. That was the seventh time the publication received an Inhouse Design Award since the contest was instituted in 2011.

“The Promethean is a showcase for the best that CCM has to offer,” said Professor Kathy McNeil, advisor for the publication. “I am so proud of our students who worked on this edition, once again demonstrating the strength of our design programs.”

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