Brookdale Community College, 51st ed Collagemagazine, which showcases the finest art, design and literary work of Brookdale students, has been awarded 2022 Golden crown for the print literary journals of the Columbia University Scholarly Press Association (CSPA). In addition, the publication received a critical rating gold medalist and three all-Colombia awards for main, verbal and visual materials.
“I welcome the employees Collage for receiving this honor, which reflects outstanding qualities of technical excellence and distinctive and creative efforts in student journalism.” said Brookdale Community College President Dr. David M. Stout.
The Crown Awards honor the best student publications, as selected by CSPA members. Crowns are selected for overall excellence in head-to-head comparison. During the Crown review, publications are judged on their excellence, as demonstrated by their design, photography, concept, coverage and writing. This year’s winners were selected from 817 nominated publications.
Brookdale Collage received a Critical Rating Gold Medalist for Written Evaluation and a Golden Crown Award for Overall Excellence. In addition, three All-Columbia awards were earned as the publication scored more than 95 percent of all points in subcategories ranging from design to creativity.
“Participants of Collage have outdone themselves again, said Dean of Humanities Christine Webster-Hansen, Ph.D. The 50th anniversary edition won Silver crown in 2021, and won this year Golden crown. I am very proud of the team for their outstanding recent achievements.”
This year, the jury took a close look at the challenges related to COVID-19 for student publications. The judges read the contributors’ profiles and learned about the obstacles and alternative tasks that the contributors chose to complete in order to publish their publications.
“51st edition of Collage this is our first magazine created entirely remotely,” the introduction reads Collage. “Our magazine design harnesses the healing power of art and design in innovative and collaborative ways. We wanted to express our experience of self-discovery and look within, to the circles that unite and connect us all in these unprecedented times; modern friendship and inclusiveness. To that end, the magazine includes a wellness component, an accompanying Spotify playlist, and a metaphorical story based on the nature of circles and how they express the connections that connect us all to our communities.”
Next Collage members deserve recognition for their fantastic work and awards for the 51st edition:
Briana Thomas, Co-President of Design, Art Director and Illustrator 2021-2022
Jesse Hernandez, co-president of design and editor of Well 2021
Zafira Demiry, Literary Co-President, Secretary and Literary Editor 2021-2022
Branden Messiah, Co-President and Art Director 2020-2021
Bryce McLeod Fagel, Vice President and Literary Editor 2020-2021
Cassidy Wall, Design Director
Olivia Pawlowski, Wellness Design Team
Beth Devereaux, Design Team
Jonathan C. Adler, Design Group
Nellie (Melanie) Peclo, Design Group
Florencia Juan, Design Team
Donna Battistoni, Design Team
Francis DiGiovanni, Design Consultant
Eliza Elorza, Faculty Advisor
Jennifer Kaminsky, Faculty Advisor
Collage is a club of various student workers who produce an annual magazine. Students gain valuable skills in editing, book design, and desktop publishing during the course Collage production. For more information visit brookdalecc.edu/collage/ or by email [email protected].