Public Affairs Publications Honored

Public Affairs Publications Honored
“PolyTrends” received a Crystal Award of Excellence.
“Panorama” also received a Crystal
Award of Excellence.

Cal Poly Pomona?s Office of Public Affairs has won the following six 2003 Communicator Awards:

  • Crystal Award of Excellence for ?PolyTrends? magazine
  • Crystal Award of Excellence of ?Panorama?
  • Award of Distinction for a photo (Balinese Dancer)
  • Award of Distinction for newspaper placement (BioTrek grand opening)
  • Honorable Mention for ?PolyCentric?
  • Honorable Mention for magazine design (?PolyTrends?)

The Communicator Awards is an international awards competition that recognizes outstanding work in the communications fields. Entries are judged by industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry. There were nearly 4,000 entries from around the United States and other countries in the 2003 print media competition. The Awards of Excellence is presented to about 12 percent of entries. The Award of Distinction is awarded to about 19 percent of entries; and the honorable mention is awarded to about 10 percent of entries.

Winners of The Communicator Awards come from advertising and public relations agencies, corporate communications departments, educational institutions, governmental entities, independent designers, writers and other businesses.

To see a list of awardees, visit

The following are some of the organizations that also won the Crystal Award of Excellence:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Luxor Hotel
  • MasterCard International
  • New York Met Life
  • Motorola
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • Princeton University
  • Texas A&M; University
  • Tribune Company
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation

To read the Fall 2002 ?PolyTrends,? visit (Requires Acrobat Reader

To read the Winter 2003 ?Panorama,? visit

University Photographer Tom Zasadzinski's photograph of a Balinese dancer received an Award of Distinction.