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USil popular science journal No Limits with the ‘PRom’ special award

04.06.2024 - 15:35 update 07.06.2024 - 10:50
Editors: wc-a
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The University of Silesia was recognised during this year’s awards ceremony of the PR and Promotion of Polish Universities ‘PRom’ Association. An award went to the University’s semi-annual popular science journal No Limits, which has been published for several years now.

The University of Silesia received a special award for No Limits and was also a finalist in the university media category.

Argumentation of the award jury

“The digital revolution we are witnessing today is the changes caused by the development of computerisation and modern technologies. Rapid technological progress and widespread digitalisation have a huge impact on all areas of our lives, and some of the most spectacular changes can be observed on the press publishing market. Press titles are disappearing, and the circulation of printed dailies and weeklies is negligible compared to the circulation of a few years ago. The digital society we have become looks for information on the Internet. Or does it? It turns out that in the era of fake news, readers, looking for real information, return to titles they trust, and experts say that as long as there are readers willing to pick up a newspaper, printed press will not disappear. This year, the jury of our competition consists of people who enjoy turning pages of paper […] for the originality of the idea, for the courage to create something against the grain and to enter print – at a time when newspapers are moving to the online format and are looking for readers there. For the extraordinary quality of the graphic message and the high quality of the articles. In one word, for being old-school!”

No Limits

No Limits is the first popular science journal at the University of Silesia, which provides information about research conducted at the university in an interesting way. The materials are presented in an engaging and attractive way, which provokes thinking and self-exploration. Each issue has a different theme. Readers receive a well-designed, aesthetic and graphically attractive product. To archive that, No Limits has established cooperation with designers from the Institute of Fine Arts of the University of Silesia. Each issue is a separate, individual project, and thematically matched illustrations are published on the cover.

The semi-annual is also available in an online version.

The No Limits team consists of: Agnieszka Sikora, PhD – project leader and editor-in-chief, editors: Tomasz Płosa, Adam Bała, Weronika Cygan-Adamczyk, Małgorzata Kłoskowicz, PhD, Olimpia Orządała, Katarzyna Suchańska, Maria Sztuka, Tomasz Grząślewicz; translator: Artur Adamczyk, proofreader: Katarzyna Wyrwas, PhD, DLitt, Assoc. Prof.; Patrycja Warzeszka and Martyna Fołta.

‘PRom’ Awards

The PR and Promotion of Polish Universities “Prom” Association Awards are granted since 2011. The jury considers communication, informational and promotional activities carried out by Polish universities and to their benefit. The goal of the competition is to support and award the best, most creative and effective activities in the area of communication, practice and promotional initiatives within the Polish higher education sector.

When awarding the distinctions, the innovativeness and creativity of the projects were taken into account in the context of standard university activities in a given area, as well as compliance with the generally recognised principles of public relations, with particular emphasis on their ethical aspects, social responsibility of science and the benefits and impact achieved.

The awards are granted in the following categories: media relations, university media, Andrzej Sołtysiak Award in the new media category; popularisation, creation, special award.

The full award list can be found on the competition website.

Nagroda specjalna PRom za No Limits

PRom Special Award for No Limits | Photo by Weronika Cygan-Adamczyk

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