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Contest & Awards
CCMA 2013-2014 Contest Winners
March 16, 2015

Here’s a PDF of the CCMA Contest Results 2013-14

Complete List of 2015 CCMA Winners
February 28, 2015

Congratulations to all the winners in this year’s California College Media Association Contest.

The complete list of awards and judges’ comments is available at bit.ly/1AHkzEw

Here’s an award-by-award Storify re-enactment of the ceremony, https://storify.com/MPlenke/2015-ccma-awards-reception

Register for the 2015 CCMA Awards Banquet
January 22, 2015

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Join us for our annual awards banquet dinner honoring California’s best in college media at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at the Sheraton Universal Studios Hollywood hotel. We are teaming up with the Associated Collegiate Press at its 31st National College Journalism Convention, Feb. 26-March 1.
NOTE: This registration only covers the CCMA banquet.

Banquet ticket prices:  $60 for members; $80 for non-members. The price at the door for members will be $75 per ticket and $80 per ticket for non-members. Tickets are non-refundable.

DEADLINE to register for CCMA banquet: Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

For a full schedule, travel and hotel details, and to sign up to attend the conference, visit the ACP site or http://register.studentpress.org/acpla2015/

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 are paying via credit card, use the PayPal option below and will be able to make your payment.

Or, send check, payable to CCMA,to:
Barbara Kingsley-Wilson
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
1250 Bellflower Blvd LA4 106
Long Beach, CA
Entries Open for CCMA Contest
November 13, 2014

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.

2014 CCMA Contest Info
November 10, 2014

Contest time is almost upon us. Check out the following CCMA website pages for rules and entry information:
• New rules for this year
• The contest moves online

Summer scholarship winner is Risa Johnson from Chico State
May 23, 2014

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.

Congratulations to the 2013-14 CCMA Excellence in Student Media contest winners
March 1, 2014

More than 150 students and advisers turned out Saturday for our annual awards ceremony in San Diego. Congratulations to all the winners. A list of winners, with judges’ comments, can be downloaded here: CCMA Contest Results 2013-14 or check out our social story below.

CCMA Excellence in College Media Awards Banquet: March 1 in San Diego
February 27, 2014

More than 150 students and advisers have signed up to attend the CCMA awards banquet at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 1 in the Kon Tiki Ballroom of the Catamaran Hotel.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at cacollegemedia@gmail.com with any last minute questions.

See you soon!

CCMA call for entries for 2013 Excellence in Student Media Awards
October 30, 2013

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 Excellence in Student Media Award Winners
April 21, 2013

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.