Entries are now being accepted for CCMA’s 2018 Excellence in Student Media contest. The deadline is 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8.
This year’s contest includes 45 categories of work on newspapers/websites, magazines and advertising. Schools may enter one of three divisions:
• Publications at four-year colleges or universities with enrollments of 10,000 students or more
• Publications at four-year colleges or universities with enrollments under 10,000 students
• Publications at community colleges.
Entries must have been published between Dec. 8, 2016, and Dec. 8, 2017.
Complete rules and entry instructions are available at http://bit.ly/2Bme1zR.
More than 200 California college journalists, their families and advisers packed the Waterfront room at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Francisco on Saturday night to celebrate CCMA’s 2017 contest winners.
In all, students from 37 association schools submitted 1,138 entries in the contest, which covered journalism and advertising produced in 2016. Professionals from across the country volunteered as judges.
The complete list of winners, complete with judges comments, is available here.
The CCMA awards banquet starts at 6 p.m. tonight (March 4) in the Waterfront CDE room at the Hyatt in San Francisco. We’re starting earlier than usual because we have lots more award winners this year. (Early-bird tickets might have inadvertently had a later start time.)
If you have already paid, come with your printed or digital version of the tickets and you will be able to be scanned in quickly. The box office will be set up at a table for anyone who needs to pay for their tickets or buy more. They’re $80 at the door — cash or check accepted.
See you tonight!
Banquet ticket prices: $65 before March 1. The price at the door will be $80. Tickets are non-refundable.
DEADLINE to pre-register for CCMA banquet: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
For a full schedule, travel and hotel details, and to sign up to attend the ACP conference, visit the ACP convention site at http://acpsanfran.org/
To sign up for Saturday night’s CCMA awards banquet, please click this “Buy Tickets” link.
To pay by check, click the link above to make a reservation and bring your check to the banquet March 4.
NOTE: This registration only covers the CCMA banquet.
Questions? Problems? Email us at email@example.com.
Join CCMA for our annual awards banquet dinner honoring California’s best in college media at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at the Sheraton Universal Studios Hollywood Hotel. We are teaming up with the Associated Collegiate Press at its 32nd National College Journalism Convention, Feb. 18-21.
NOTE: This registration only covers the CCMA banquet.
Banquet ticket prices: $65 before Feb. 12. The price at the door will be $80. Tickets are non-refundable.
DEADLINE to pre-register for CCMA banquet: Friday, Feb. 12, 2016
For a full schedule, travel and hotel details, and to sign up to attend the conference, visit the ACP convention site or http://acpla.org/portfolio/registration/. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To sign up, please fill out the registration form below. If you are paying via credit card, use the PayPal option below the form.
If you would like to pay by credit card, please use PayPal to make your payment.
To pay by check, make your check payable to CCMA,and mail it to:
Welcome to another year rewarding students’ hard work covering their campuses and communities. Below you will find your login information for the 2016 CCMA Excellence in Student Media Awards.
Entries are due by Dec. 7, 2015, at 9 p.m. Student finalists will be recognized at the Excellence in Student Media Awards reception at the Sheraton Universal in Los Angeles on Feb. 20, 2016. The reception is part of the Associated Collegiate Press Midwinter Convention, Feb. 18-20, 2016.
A couple of rules to note: News organizations may enter work only once per category, but they may enter several categories of the contest. Also, the Best Newspaper Website category has been broken into dailies, weeklies and non-weeklies (which includes online-only news organizations.)
Please follow the instructions below to enter the contest. The $150 fee pays for your contest and a year’s membership in the California College Media Association. The fee is payable when you check out. You may also write a check payable to CCMA, so long as it is received by Dec. 7, 2015.
Please read the updated rules on the contest main page. Each school may submit one entry per category. The judges will award students for first, second and third places, as well as honorable mention.
The first time you login, you will be asked to update your account information and change your password.
Once you have updated your account information, you will be taken to the “Manage Entries” page. On this page, click on the “Submit Entry” button to begin submitting entries.
On the entry form, select the division, and the category into which you would like to submit the entry.
Fill out the rest of the fields on the form and click “Submit Entry” at the bottom of the page. See contest rules on the main page for more information.
Once you have submitted all of your entries and are ready to pay the entry fee, click “Calculate Entry Fees” on the Manage Entries page of your account.
If you are paying by a mailed-in check, click “Pay by Check”, enter the check number and click “Submit.”
If you are using a credit card or debit card, click “Pay by Card,” then enter your card number and expiration date, and then click “Pay Now.”
To use a PayPal account, click “Pay by Card,” then click “Check out with PayPal,” fill out the form, then click “Pay Now.” Follow the prompts to generate a receipt that you can print out and submit to your college or news organization.
Questions on rules and eligibility? Contact Michael Chute at email@example.com or (951) 552-8721. You can also contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (562) 985-5779. For questions on the site itself, Contact Better BNC on the contest page. Better BNC has been very responsive.
We are excited to have you joining CCMA! Thank you for participating and good luck to all.
President, California College Media Association
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
California State University, Long Beach