Colorado State’s Communications and Creative Services Honored with 2007 National Publications Awards

Colorado State University’s Office of Communications and Creative Services was recently recognized with three national awards for publication excellence, including a Grand Award for Publication Excellence.

Greg O’Malia, photo journalist with the Office of Communications and Creative Service, was awarded the 2007 Awards for Publications Excellence Grand Award, in the category Electronic and Video Publications, for "Top Ten Moments of 2006 Ram Volleyball". Only 114 Grand Awards were presented, out of approximately 5,000 entries, honoring outstanding work in all of the 11 major categories. Of the 223 entries in the Electronic and Video Publications categories, 8 were selected for the Grand Award.

O’Malia’s project included highlights and interviews during the 2006 volleyball season which ended with a dramatic come from behind victory in the Mountain West Conference Tournament in Las Vegas. The video portrays the great moments of the season, the quality and character of the players and the great chemistry they enjoyed as a team.  

"Rather than merely showing season highlights, I tried to tell a compelling story that leaves the viewer with a sense of what Colorado State Volleyball is about," said O’Malia.

Paul Miller, editor of Colorado State Magazine, won an APEX award in the category of "Magazine and Journal Writing;" Miller won the award for an incisive feature on research at Colorado State dedicated to exploring alternative sources of energy and making that technology available to the public.  

Debby Weitzel, communications coordinator, won an APEX award in the category of One-of-a-Kind Print Publications" for the "MyPyramid-MiPirmide" Food Pyramid Wheel.  

Colorado State’s Communications Creative Services Web Team won an APEX award in the category of "Most Improved Web and Intranet Sites" for their work on the Facilities Management site. The site redesign focused on making the site more functional and usable for the campus community.

APEX awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence. The awards are given by the national professional public relations and marketing group, Communications Concepts.