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Posted Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Randolph Resident’s Drawing Places in Best Artwork Category

The 2018-19 edition of the Promethean, the student produced literary publication at County College of Morris, has continued to garner awards of excellence, this time for a piece of artwork that appeared in that edition.

drawing of three snails

Winning drawing by Veronica Theobald

The latest recognition was a Third Place Award in the Best Artwork-Eastern Regional category in the Community College Humanities Association Literary Magazine Competition. That award was for a pencil drawing, titled Sluggish Friends, by Veronica Theobald, of Randolph. This is the first time CCM entered the Promethean in that competition.

Theobald is a student in the Department of Art and Design at CCM and is anticipating continuing her education in New York City when she finishes her studies. She has already been accepted to the School of Visual Arts to earn her bachelor’s degree in graphic design.

“She [Veronica] feels that her coursework at CCM prepared her well for the challenges of the rigorous design program at SVA,” said Professor Kathy McNeil, the faculty advisor for the Promethean.

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Veronica Theobald and Prof. Kathy McNeil

Last year, the 2018-19 edition also received two awards from Graphic Design USA: an In-House Graphic Design Award presented for materials created by in-house design departments and an American Graphic Design Award for design excellence. That marked the eighth time the Promethean received the In-house Graphic Design Award and the 14th time it earned the American Graphic Design Award in the Graphic Design USA competition.

The Graphic Design USA awards are presented for original work created by professional design firms and individuals. There is no separate category for student-produced work, meaning the Promethean in that competition is judged alongside professionally produced material.

Cover of The Promethean, featuring a classic red car.The Promethean student design team for 2018-19 edition consisted of Melissa Ostrander, of Randolph; Kevin Manimbo, of Chester; Joshua Dimatulac, of Hackettstown; Harley Petrocelli, of Morristown; and Marissa Cook, of Oak Ridge.

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