SUNY New Paltz earns multiple awards for excellence in SUNY-wide communications competition

SUNY New Paltz won a “Best of Category” and five Judges Citation honors in the 2020 SUNY Council for University Advancement (SUNYCUAD) Awards for Excellence, which recognize the best of the best in creative communications, events, photography, writing, advertising and design from across the state university system.

New Paltz: The Alumni Magazine was the winner of the “Best of” prize in the Publication Rendering for Mobile Device category, which recognizes the adoption of a publication for viewing on a mobile device.

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The Magazine publication team earns this award less than three years after launching a website to complement the long-running print version.

The Magazine also earned a Judges Citation for Excellence in Print and Design in the Magazine category.

Additional Judges Citations went to:

  • The College’s latest Admissions Lookbook, which is sent to prospective students to provide a detailed overview of New Paltz’s academic and community offerings (Excellence in Print and Design: Multi-Page Publication)
  • Promotional posters created for the 2019-20 Mainstage Production series from the Department of Theatre Arts (Excellence in Advertising: Total Advertising Campaign)
  • The “Stories of One True Thing: Internships Spotlight” campaign, a multimedia project involving design, print, social media, photography, video and writing, featuring New Paltz students talking about internship experiences (Excellence on a Budget: Event)
  • With Great Power,” an article about alumna Shweta Sawant ’19g (Electrical Engineering), who worked with the Village of New Paltz to bring new renewable energy technologies to local water treatment processes (Excellence in Writing: News Writing)

Please join us in congratulating creative teams in the Office of Communication & Marketing, and partners in Alumni Relations & Development, Undergraduate Admissions, the Career Resource Center, the School of Fine & Performing Arts and the School of Science & Engineering, on these successes.

SUNY Council for University Advancement is a professional development organization that represents SUNY employees who are engaged in promoting understanding and support of the state university system.

SUNYCUAD provides development and networking opportunities in the areas of public relations, alumni relations, publications, electronic communications, development, government relations and marketing.

Its Awards for Excellence program rewards talented and creative professionals throughout the SUNY system. The Awards for Excellence are presented annually at the educational conference, which this year was held virtually on Sept. 24, 2020. The judging is hosted and coordinated by colleagues at SUNY institutions.