Recognized Once Again for Excellence by Graphic Design USA 

photo of pages from The PrometheanA consistent national award-winner with more than 40 honors to its credit, The Promethean, the student literary and design publication at County College of Morris (CCM,) has been selected by Graphic Design USA for a second award in its 2020 competitions. This time, the 2020-2021 edition of The Promethean was presented with an American Graphic Design Award.

The American Graphic Design Award is the original design contest founded by Graphic Design USA 56 years ago. The contest is open to the entire design community and recognizes outstanding work in in all categories and media, self-promotional items, publications, invitations, signage and websites. This year’s contest drew approximately 10,000 submissions. Only 10 percent, or about 1,000 submissions, were selected for recognition. The American Graphic Design Awards contest does not include a student category, so The Promethean was judged against work produced by professional designers in this competitive field. With this most recent selection, the publication now holds 42 national awards.

Earlier this year, Graphic Design USA selected the 2020-2021 issue of The Promethean for a 2020 Inhouse Graphic Design Award. That award, which recognizes the design work of studios that work inside a business setting, marked the 16th time since 2005 The Promethean had been selected for that recognition.

The 2020-2021 Promethean student design team consisted of Anthony Villotti, of Roxbury; Allana Iskra, of Montville; and Terrance Wilkins, of Mine Hill. The theme was COVID-19, but with a light touch, explains Professor Kathy McNeil, faculty advisor for The Promethean.

“I am so pleased and humbled that this professional organization continues to confirm The Promethean’s excellence,” said McNeil. “It continues to be a showcase for the high-quality education CCM provides its students.”