The judges liked our concept that we had expected. But we hadnt expected to beat the magazine writers at their own game.
Along with a Gold Medal for Internal Audience Periodicals in this years CASE Circle of Excellence Awards, Pennsylvania Current won a Gold Medal for Periodical Staff Writing, a category dominated by glossy magazines such as co-winner Tulanian of Tulane University.
We were thrilled that our writing outshined the 4,000-word stories in the more heavily financed magazines, said Editor Libby Rosof.
In the Internal Audience Periodicals category, the Current was one of seven gold medalists; it shared top honors for weekly or biweekly two-color tabloids with SUNY-Binghamtons Inside Binghamton University. A complete list of winners will appear on the CASE Web site (www.case.org/awards) in June.
Originally published on April 20, 2000