Entries Open for CCMA Contest

It’s here!

Emails have been sent inviting college media editors and advisers to enter the 2015 California College Media Association Excellence in Student Media Contest.

The contest is entirely online this year, so entries must be uploaded through the Better Newspaper Contest website at   http://betternewspapercontest.com/ccma2015

A password, directions for logging in and step-by-step uploading instructions are included in the email notification.

Student finalists will be recognized at the Excellence in Student Media Awards reception at the Sheraton Universal in Los Angeles on Feb. 28. The reception is part of the Associated Collegiate Press Midwinter Convention Feb. 26 to March 1.

The deadline for entries and for paying the $150 CCMA annual membership and contest entry fee is Dec. 8.

Contest categories and rules are available on the CCMA website.

Summer scholarship winner is Risa Johnson from Chico State

Risa Johnson, features editor at The Orion, has been awarded the California College Media Association Career Development Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is designed to give financial assistance to a student who needs support in order to pursue studies or practical experience. Risa will use the money to support her summer internship at Venues Today.  CCMA received only one scholarship application, so only one grant was awarded.

CCMA call for entries for 2013 Excellence in Student Media Awards

The CCMA is seeking entries for the 2013  California College Media Competition. All entries must be postmarked by Dec. 6, 2013. Follow these instructions to enter the contest:

1. Download the forms and read the rules and details about the competition.

2. Complete the membership form below:

3. Renew your membership with a check payable to CCMA or submit your $125 payment via PayPal below.

4. Compile your entries. Follow the guidelines in the video below:


5. Mail payment (if necessary), entry form(s), adviser signature page, one disk with visual entries and actual entries to:
California College Media Competition
c/o Barbara Kingsley
Dept. of Journalism
1250 Bellflower Blvd. SSPA 024
Long Beach, Calif. 90840-4601

Questions? Contact Barbara Kingsley, bkingsle@csulb.edu, or call 562-985-5779.

CCMA 2012-2013 Excellence in Student Media Award Winners


Congratulations to all the winners at CCMA’s Excellence in Student Media Awards Banquet held Saturday night at San Jose State. More than 150 students and advisers attended the event. Earlier in the day CCMA held a career workshop in which students got to network with professionals from the Bay Area and receive advice on jump starting their careers.

The Daily Californian at UC Berkeley won general excellence in both the print and online categories for daily newspapers. The UC San Diego Guardian took home general excellence in print for weeklies and the El Don at Santa Ana College was the general excellence winner in print for publications that publish less than once a week. In the magazine category, CSU Fullerton’s Tusk Magazine won first place for genreal excellence.

The following are the lists of winners with comments provided by the judges (some judges did not provide comments). If there any any mistakes here or on a certificate/plaque you received, please email: cacollegemedia@gmail.com and we will send you  a correct document. If your school did not attend the event, CCMA will mail your awards in the coming weeks.


CCMA Contest Results 2012-Print



CCMA Contest Results 2012-Online



CCMA Contest Results 2012-Magazine



CCMA Contest Results 2012-Advertising


Special thanks to the judges at news outlets throughout California for their time and effort in reviewing the hundreds of entries from nearly 40 colleges.