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Posted Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Competing Against Major Design Agencies, CCM Students Again Prove to be Winners

A consistent award-winner, The Promethean, the County College of Morris (CCM) student-produced literary magazine, recently won two additional national recognitions, for a total of three awards so far this year.

cover photo of The PromethianThe 2016-17 edition of The Promethean was recognized for design excellence earning a Bronze Award in the Magazine Design category in the 47th Creativity International Awards Print and Packaging Design competition.

The student design team responsible for the 2016-17 edition consisted of Danielle Kerr, of Lake Hopatcong; Elizabeth Wise, of Rockaway; Marshall Williams, of Mount Olive; Jack Mandrake, of Randolph; Yanira Rodriquez, of Mount Olive; Brian Larney, of Livingston; and Patrick Moriera, of Dover. Kathy McNeil, an instructor in CCM’s Art and Design department, serves as the project’s advisor.

The Creativity International program, one of the longest running independent design competitions, is considered a barometer of excellence in the graphic design and advertising fields. This year’s winners were from 28 countries. Submissions for the competition came from major ad agencies, publishers, graphic designers, freelance designers, marketing departments, nonprofits, in-house and corporate art departments.

CCM logoWhile the competition does offer a student design category, The Promethean placed in a professional category.

In addition, the 2016-17 edition was selected by Graphic Design:USA as a winner in its 2017 American Graphic Design Awards contest. The American Graphic Design Awards is the largest showcase for original work created by graphic designers.

“We are very proud of the students and faculty who worked so hard to make The Promethean such a fine literary magazine, and

photo of Freeholder Director Doug Cabana

Morris County Freeholder Director Douglas Cabana

it is just the latest example of the talents of our students here at CCM,” said Morris County Freeholder Director Doug Cabana. “on behalf of all county residents, the Board of Freeholders offers congratulations to the The Promethean team.”

This is the 12th year in a row that the Promethean has received a American Graphic Design from GraphicDesign:USA. This year’s contest had approximately 10,000 items submitted for consideration. Fifteen percent of the total, or 1,500 submissions, were selected for recognition by the panel of judges.

The American Graphic Design Awards contest does not include a student category, so The Promethean was judged against work produced by professional designers. Submissions were sent by designers from around the world.

Earlier this semester, the college was informed that the 2015-16 edition of the Promethean was selected as a winner in the American Inhouse Design awards, another contest sponsored by GraphicDesign:USA. This is the seventh consecutive year that the Promethean has been chosen for this award.

The 2015-2016 CCM student staff was made up of graphic design students Jacobo Aristizabel, of Whippany; Elizabeth Comings, of Denville; Sabine Formanek, of Basking Ridge; Alexandra Paterson, of Mount Tabor; and Sandra Stites, of Randolph.