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.

Welcome!

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

You’ve found the website of the California College Media Association, a nonprofit group that:
• 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.

 

New CCMA board elected

The ballots have been cast. The results are in.

Voting for the California College Media Association Board of Directors closed at midnight Tuesday, June 1. Here are the results.

(All ran unopposed)
President – Mark Plenke, Chico State
Vice President (Conference/Training) – Brady Teufel, Cal Poly SLO
Vice President (Contests) – Michael Chute, California Baptist University
Treasurer – Gretchen Macchiarella, CSU Northridge
Secretary – Michael Longinow, Biola University
At-large board member – Toni Albertson, Mt. San Antonio College
At-large board member – Richard Craig, San Jose State
At-large board member – Joe Wirt, California Newspaper Publishers Association
At-large board member – Stu VanAirsdale, Sacramento State

Two students each received one write-in vote for the student board seats.
Melisssa Hedrick, Biola
Angelene Wong, Biola

The two students seats have traditionally been filled by one person from northern California and one from southern California, so the board will have to decide how it wants to address having two students from one college on the board.

The vice president (membership) seat had no candidates and is unfilled, so the board will address that at its next meeting as well.

In addition to the new and re-elected board members, Barbara Kingsley will remain on the board as past-president.

 

Register for the CCMA 2016 Awards Banquet

acpinLAJoin 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 cacollegemedia@gmail.com.

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:

Barbara Kingsley-Wilson
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
CSULB
1250 Bellflower Blvd LA4 106
Long Beach, CA
90840-4601

2016 CCMA Student Media Awards Deadline is Dec. 7

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.

  1. Go to the following link:   http://betternewspapercontest.com/ccma2016
  1. Select “Login to this Contest” in the top right or “Enter Here” on the right side of the page
  1. Select your media organization in the “Media Organization” drop down
  1. Enter ‘bnc’ as the password
  1. Click “Login”

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.

Payment instructions:

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 mchute@calbaptist.edu or (951) 552-8721. You can also contact me at barbara.kingsley@gmail.com 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.

Barbara Kingsley-Wilson
President, California College Media Association
Lecturer/Media Adviser
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
California State University, Long Beach
(562) 985-5779