The 2011-2012 edition of The Promethean, the student literary magazine at County College of Morris, has another award to add to its growing list of honors. This year, the publication is being presented with a 2012 American Graphic Design Awards in the Publications category. This is the second year that the Promethean has been selected for recognition in this category by American Graphic Design USA. Over the last 13 years, the publication has won more than 22 awards.
Graphic Design USA is a monthly trade publication for graphic designers that has sponsored national design competitions for the industry for nearly 50 years. There were more than 8,000 entries in this year's contest, with only 15 percent, approximately 1,200 pieces, selected for awards.
“Once again, our student designers and contributors are part of a very select group of people chosen for recognition by design professionals,” noted Professor Kathleen McNeil, faculty advisor for the publication. “It is such an honor to be part of this project and to work with these students.”
The 2011-2012 student staff was made up of graphic design students Angel Quiroz of Hawthorne, Angela Bunnicant of Newark, Matthew James of Rockaway, Evan Kaminsky of Madison, James Grill of Oak Ridge and Christopher Pritchard of Flanders.
Last year, the publication also was presented with a national Award of Distinction from Graphic Design USA.
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.