2017 CCMA Contest Rules Available

Rules for this year’s California College Media Association contest are now posted on the CCMA website. Find them here.

Significant rule changes from last year’s contest include:
• New divisions. Contestants will now compete in three groups: four-year schools with enrollments of 10,000 or more, four-year schools with enrollments under 10,000 and community colleges.
• Schools may submit two entries per contest category; only one of those entries can place in the category.
• Newspaper and online categories have been combined.

The deadline for the 2017 contest submissions is 9 p.m. on Jan. 13, 2017. The submission portal will open Dec. 7.

Directions for submitting entries is available here.

2017 CCMA Contest Under Construction

Our apologies for the delay in getting the 2017 California College Media Association Contest ready for entries. We’re hoping to have entry information, contest rules and a link to the entry port in the next day or so.

In the meantime, please enter or update your school’s contact information so we can be sure you receive contest information.

Sacramento State Hornet being forced off campus

The offices of the Sacramento State’s student paper, The Hornet, are being moved more than a mile off campus during a two-year construction project despite protests from the adviser and staff.

Read more about it in this staff editorial: http://statehornet.com/2016/11/31248/

More about the project here: http://statehornet.com/2016/11/campus-facilities-to-be-closed-relocated-due-to-union-construction-project/

Adviser Stu VanAirsdale  (917-913-8654, stvcsus@gmail.com) and Editor-in-Chief Joel Boland (joel.m.boland@gmail.com) would appreciate your advice and support.

Are you ready for this year’s CCMA contest?

CCMA plans to open the online portal for this year’s contest Dec. 7. The deadline for entries will be Jan. 13, 2017.

Watch this space for a link to the online contest site. We’ve changed the way colleges and universities are grouped for competition and expanded the number of entries for each school, so be sure to read over the rules when they’re posted.

Also, plan to attend the CCMA awards banquet the evening of March 4 during the Associated Collegiate Press convention in San Francisco. Click here for convention information.


First place winners from the CCMA’s annual California college media contest.

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• fosters cooperation among colleges in the region
• speaks with a unified voice to address problems and issues that college news media face
• provides support and communications to advisers and editors
• nurtures college journalists, and
• shares resources.